Yass Area


Yass Valley wines

Around 35 wineries in the Yass Valley produce many different grape varieties that reflect the region's diverse terrain, from cool-climate to a more mediterranean-style climate. The Poacher's Way is a regional food and wine trail that will help you uncover some of the best food and wine attractions in the region.

  • Grazing Restaurant, Royal Hotel Gundaroo
  • Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, Poacher's Way

About Yass Valley Area

Within easy reach of Sydney and Canberra, the Yass Valley in Country NSW is a rich rural tapestry overlaid with wineries, natural attractions and small villages brimming with character. The Yass Plains extend to the rolling hills of Wee Jasper and waterways such as Lake Burrinjuck with small towns and villages sprinkled around the region.

Yass is a charming and vibrant town with landscaped streets and restored heritage buildings offering a proud connection to early rural Australia. Around the villages of Murrumbateman, Gundaroo and Wallaroo, there's a vibrant food and wine scene which is easy to find along the self-guided Poacher's Way. Be sure to check out Helm Wines, one of the first commercial wineries in the region, Four Winds Vineyard and Eden Road Wines

In historic Binalong, stop at the Binalong Hotel for a beer or head to Bowning just for the beautiful sculptures, glass art and gardens at the Crisp Galleries. There are many fine galleries and museums to visit in the area.

Natural attractions around the Yass Valley include Carey's Cave, Burrinjuck Dam and the Hume and Hovell Walking Track. There is a good selection of accommodation in the Yass area and a busy events calendar.


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Local areas

  • Gundaroo Listed by the National Trust, the village of Gundaroo contains all the elements typical of a 19th-century to
  • Murrumbateman Murrumbateman is at the centre of a thriving wine industry with€“ around 50 wineries operate in the region.
  • Yass This historic country town was the home of explorer Hamilton Hume. It's now becoming a food and wine destination