About the Area

There is always plenty to do in Young, whether you are visiting in winter and tasting our local wines or in Spring to see the beautiful cherry blossoms or summer to savour the Cherry Harvest you will not be disappointed. Young offers a unique history of the town at the attractive Chinese Tribute Gardens and Lambing Flat Folk Museum with its relic from the 1861 Lambing Flat riots. Centrally located 1.5 hours from Canberra, 1.5 hours from Wagga Wagga, 3.5 hours from Sydney Airport, 2 hours from Bathurst.

Fossick in the town’s gold mining area at Blackguard Gully. Go exploring in the shopping precinct, Young boasts some of the best of local food and wine in the town’s cafes, pubs, clubs, bakeries and restaurants. Meet a winemaker at a cellar door, check out which winery is open during your visit, or just come straight to the Young Visitor Information Centre where 13 wineries are showcased and you can secure your selection right in town.

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This historic Country NSW town is known as the cherry capital of Australia with the annual National Cherry Festival that takes place in December. Pick your own cherries at one of Youngs many orchards during the cherry season, which lasts from mid-November to late December. Try Main Range, Lavender Hill or Fairfields Orchard,

Apart from cherries, the area produces some outstanding food and wine. Dine at the fantastic restaurants and sample the offerings of the numerous cool-climate wineries.

Walk the local heritage trail to see historic sites around town, including the Chinese Tribute Gardens and Lambing Flat Folk Museum. Find more history, natural beauty and plenty of accommodation in nearby Boorowa and Harden.