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, and the rustic charm of one of Young's most picturesque orchards combine for a promising [...]

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 Europeans did not see it that way. They resented the Chinese who they claimed looked [...]

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 walk.  

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 harvest (November-December), but the strong sense of pride that exists within the town.


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 that in the 1860s, when the whole area was awash with bushrangers and gold prospectors, [...]

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.

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 group who then worked on the site. Chinese miners would have fled past this site [...]

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, a skin buyer and vegetable hawkers.


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 sample award winning Hilltops Region wines.