Murrumbateman Field Days
The best days are Field Days at Murrumbateman!
Held on the third weekend in October each year, The Murrumbateman Fields Days are the Yass Valley and Canberra Region’s premier small farm field day event.
Sculpture in the Paddock
Sculpture in the Paddock is staged in the beautiful surrounds of the National Trust property‘Cooma Cottage’, once home of the famous Australian born colonial explorer Hamilton Hume.
From the Friday 18th September until the 12th October 2015 these beautiful sculptures will be on [...]
Just old fashioned fun!
Classic Yass is an amazing weekend of family fun and events. A sensational motor show of classic cars on display in Banjo Patterson Park plus the very popular Rotary Billy Cart Derby returns, catering for all age [...]
The Globe Inn
The Globe Inn was once the venue for meetings, balls, theatrical entertainment and the booking offices for the Telegraph Line of American Covered Coaches. It was one of the largest hotels in Yass until c1880 when it became a boarding [...]
Canberra District Wineries in the Yass Valley
Our wine industry has been maturing a long time and today is famed for its distinctive quality. We now boast numerous James Halliday five star wineries among our more than 30 cellar doors.
In recent times we’ve landed Winemaker of the [...]
Yass Heritage Town Walk & Drive
Explore the town and wonderful architecture that give Yass its alluring charm.
Europeans first entered the Yass area in 1821 and settlement started on the south bank of the Yass River following the Hume & Hovell expedition in 1824.
Yass & District Historical Museum
From its formation in 1961 the Society have been actively collecting objects of historical interest related to Yass and District. The Museum was officially opened in its present location in December 1988 after extensive refurbishments were made to a former [...]
Yass Railway Heritage Centre
The original station building was erected way back in 1891; The Yass Railway Museum is home to the steam locomotive 1307 and NSW’s shortest platform, it also exhibits a host of railway memorabilia housed in the original station, boasting static [...]
One of the earliest settlements, this village is home to a renewed and growing community. It lies at the foot of the 796 metre Bowning Hill which gives a good idea of how early explorers and settlers saw the area, [...]
You never heard tell of the story? Well, now, I can hardly believe! Never heard of the honour and glory Of Pardon, the son of Reprieve? But maybe you’re only a Johnnie And don’t know a horse from a hoe?
The village was first surveyed in 1853 and when gold was discovered 30 years later, the population soared.
Constructed over more than 20 years, the Burrinjuck Dam remains one of the world’s largest irrigation dams, an engineering feat that provides water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area for crops, river flows and town supplies.
On Canberra’s doorstep, Wallaroo is an ideal country base for your visit to the capital and Yass Valley. Named after the very shy and rarely spotted woolly black wallabies, Wallaroo really gets you away from it all, yet you’re close [...]
The seemingly randomly arrayed village centre of Binalong is one of the most charming in Australia, with the old general store, bank and classic country hotel evoking a placid setting for a village once beyond the limits of civilisation of [...]
A stunning example of living history with today’s lifestyles sensitively blended with a lovingly preserved past, the heritage listed 19th century village of Gundaroo is a unique modern community.
A former gold mining town, Murrumbateman is the focus of the Canberra district cool-climate wine region with over 30 wineries now achieving acclaim on Australian and international tables.
Murrumbateman is the ideal base to explore the entire area or a different [...]
Thought to be named after tiny green gemstones found by an early Scots resident which he called ‘Wee Jaspers’ this is a natural wonderland made 400 million years ago for exploring, camping, picnicking, bird-watching and outdoors enjoyment.
Johnny Gilbert's Grave
Flash Johnny – snappy dresser, sweet talker, big spender…
As you explore Johnny Gilbert’s stamping ground, you might consider whether he was the baddest bushranger of all. With 630 armed holdups to his short career he was certainly hard working! But [...]
Here in Yass we have a famous and nationally important heritage property – Cooma Cottage, which was once home to the great Australian Explorer Hamilton Hume!
Hamilton Hume's Grave
How much do you know about Hamilton Hume, apart from his famous Highway?
Careys Caves Wee Jasper
Careys Cave – The Gem of Wee Jasper!
Tumut Turf Club - Historic Grandstand
Come down and discover the picturesque Tumut Turf Club. Tumut Turf Club is one of the oldest Race Clubs in NSW having commenced racing in the 1850′s.
Festival of the Falling Leaf's Rock the Turf
Headline bands will be appearing at this music fest. This amazing event is held at the end of April or early May annually.
Come along and taste some delicious Ciders anywhere!
Lanterns on the Lagoon and Scuptures in the Park
Lanterns on the Lagoon and Sculptures in the Park is a festival celebrating reflection, sustainable art and sculpture in Tumut, held on the third Saturday in September.
Batlow Apple Blossom Festival
Come along and join the festivities of the Batlow Apple Blossom Festival. The festival is held every year on the third Saturday in October.
Festival of the Falling Leaf
Autumn in Tumut offers one of the most spectacular display of ‘ seasonal colours’ to be found anywhere in New South Wales. The festival is celebrated at the end of April or the first weekend in May.
Old style houses in Tumut.
On the historic buildings heritage walk of Tumut, many houses are mentioned.
Old Butter Factory
The first butter factory was on the site in Doepel Street was opened in October 1906, and was built by well known local builder George Moore for the Upper Bellingen Co-operative Society Ltd. at a cost of 554 pounds.
Adelong Alive Museum
Adelong Alive Museum tells the stories of Adelong and district, beginning in the gold rush period of 1852 and continuing to the present day. This small but vibrant museum offers a variety of local displays and travelling exhibitions which are [...]
Adelonia Theatre Mural
The Adelonia Theatre was privately built in the 1920s and gifted to the Adelong Community in the 1960s.
Tumut Art Society
It was 57 years ago when Lyle Baker gathered a small group of enthusiastic painters and formed the Tumut Art Society.
The wetlands is Crown Land dedicated as a permanent Common on 18th November 1870. Tumut Shire Council are the Trustees.
The heritage listed theatre was designed by Kaberry & Chard in 1929 for local draper JJ Learmont and build by Joseph Nysen.
The Tumut Museum collection features Miles Franklin memorabilia and early agricultural machinery.
One of only 5 McDonald truss timber bridges remaining in New South Wales, the heritage listed Junction Bridge in Tumut is the only existing triple span arrangement. The Junction Bridge was originally called the Shelley Bridge.
Tumut Railway Precinct
The heritage listed Tumut Railway Station was opened on 12th October 1903 on the Tumut Branch Line from Cootamundra.
Tumut Pioneer Cemetery
The very earliest death recorded in the cemetery is that of M O’Mara in 1841 or 4. The earliest recorded birth dates are those of Isabella Rankin and Thomas Quilty in 1786. Burials ceased at the Pioneer Cemetery at the [...]
Tumut Catholic Church
The foundation stone of the first Catholic Church of St Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception was laid in 1858 by His Lordship Bishop Polding, the Bishop of Sydney. It took just 14 months to complete but eighteen years later the [...]
All Saints Anglican Church
All Saints Anglican church the elegant gothic revival brick building is classified by the National Trust (NSW)designed by the eminent architect Edmund Blacket was built from 1875 by Fred Kindred and finally consecrated complete with tower which was gifted to [...]
Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins
Take a wander through the historic Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, see close-up the gold processing works and enjoy the beauty of the rocky Adelong Creek. This hidden gem is the perfect spot for a picnic, taking some stunning photographs or [...]
Adelong Heritage Walk
Adelong is a charming and historically important town nestled on the bank of the Adelong Creek. The main street is classified by the National Trust (NSW) with some buildings dating back to the gold rush. Take the heritage walk around [...]
Yass was centre stage to the goldfield sagas as they unfolded throughout the 1850s and 60s. As a major outpost on the main southern road, keeping this artery intact and relatively safe for gold escorts was a major part of [...]