Young Railway Station
Trains arrived in Young 25 years after the gold rush began in 1860. Surveyors set the tracks on the longest level ground in the town; the public school, Temperance & Masonic Halls and Congregational Church ‘in the road’ were demolished.
Cherry Blossom Long Lazy Lunch
It sounds simply divine. An invitation to savour a long lunch in the breathtaking orchard landscape, covered in pink and white blossoms, and home to Australia’s best cherries in Cherry Capital country. Long trestle tables, exceptional Hilltops food and wines, [...]
Bang Bang Hotel
The small village of Koorawatha is the site of a notable 1864 gun battle between bushrangers and the police. The bushrangers tried to steal race horses from the Bang Bang Hotel – they were thwarted by police. The Bang Bang [...]
Ben Halls Cave- Weddin Mountains National Park
Ben Halls Cave is a 30 minute round trip from the Ben Hall’s Cave car park. A great short walk for the whole family.
If you should happen to be driving through the Central West of NSW, past grazing sheep, amid paddocks of wheat and canola, the last thing you would expect to see is a castle! On the road from Greenethorpe to Young, [...]
Chinese Heritage in Young
Reasearching your family history and connections to Young? Ah Geang, Quey, Ah Sing and Seng Chai are names which remain entrenched in the history of early Young as the first freehold title holders of land within the town of Young [...]
On Sunday 14th July 1861, William Lupton, a miner, was shot dead during an attack on the Police Camp by rioters attempting to release the prisoners held there. The prisoners being held had been arrested for participating in the attack [...]
Lambing Flat Riots
Lambing Flat was a poor man’s gold field, it was alluvial and mostly 1.5m to 16m below the surface, which meant expensive equipment was not needed. This was the same for the Chinese, who were also poor men, but the [...]
Young Heritage Walk
You’re never far from places of historical significance when you visit Young. One of the best ways to embrace the past and interact with some of the most noteworthy landmarks of Young is by taking a self directed heritage town [...]
Hilltops Regional Wine Cellar
The Hilltops Region Wine Cellar is located within the beautifully restored Old Railway Station which is now the Young Visitor Information Centre and boasts some of the best wines from the region! By having the Cellar in the Visitor Centre, [...]
National Cherry Festival
Young receives thousands of visitors from Australia and beyond during the National Cherry Festival, providing the opportunity to the community of Young – also known as the Cherry Capital of Australia – to celebrate not only the cherry season and [...]
Taubman and Webb Trading Post
When Richard Taubman first met the late bushman and WWI veteran Syd Bayliss in 1973 the 13 year old school boy just wanted to learn to make his own stock whip for cattle work on the family property at Murringo. [...]
Murringo is a tiny historic village located 25 km east of Young and 137 km from Canberra (via Boorowa). It is one of those Australian villages where time has stood still. Driving through it today it is hard to imagine [...]
The fame of the tiny settlement of Koorawatha lies in the remnants of old buildings and the cairn marking the site of a notable gun battle between bushrangers and the police at the Bang Bang Hotel.
Lambing Flat Chinese Festival
The Lambing Flat Chinese Festival marks Young’s turbulent gold rush history and the important contribution of the Chinese in the development of Australia.
St Marks Church
St Marks Church at Monteagle is one of the enduring landmarks of Monteagle village.
Monteagle Cemetery is one of the last remaining original patches of Grassy Whitebox woodland in New South Wales and is protected by a Voluntary Conservation Agreement.
Travel along the Scenic Road to the Monteagle village, enjoy spectacular views from Tout’s Look Out. Visit the pioneer cemetery and notice the church buildings. Drive on past the heritage listed Iandra Castle, open for group bookings and well publicised [...]
St Mark’s Church, Currawong
The Roberts family built the bluestone Anglican Church 10 km northwest of Murrumburrah in 1918-19 adjacent to Currawong Station, where James Roberts sheltered 1,274 Chinese miners from the Lambing Flat riots in 1861.
The neat little cemetery in the grounds of [...]
Chinese Tribute Garden 華敬花園
Chinaman’s Dam was built in the 1860’s by German brothers Herman and John Tiedmann to provide water for the sluicing of their Victoria Hill gold claims. The brothers, at some time in the 1870’s sold their area to a Chinese [...]
This historical site is significant to the early gold rush history of the township of Young. Young Chinese miners were brutally expelled from Blackguard Gully, one of the major Chinese camps on the goldfield, in January and again in June [...]
Lambing Flat Folk Museum
Lambing Flat Folk Museum is located within the former Young Public School building, built in 1883. The museum is full of artefacts and memorabilia relating to Young’s history and the Lambing Flat riots.
Chinese Cemetery, Murrumburrah
The Chinese section in the south-east corner of Murrumburrah Cemetery is the burial site of at least 21 Chinese men aged from 39 – 85, who died between 1881 and 1925. Their occupations included vegetable gardeners, cooks, storekeepers, miners, labourers, [...]
Echoes of gold heritage of the original Lambing Flat can be seen in the buildings and heritage sites of Young. Enjoy the serenity of the Chinese Tribute Garden, soak up a festival, pick your own cherries, peaches or plums and [...]