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 [...]
Hume & Hovell Walking Track
The Hume and Hovell Walking Track stretches over 440km between Yass and Albury and allows walkers to rediscover the route of explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on their expedition to Port Phillip in 1824.
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!
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 [...]