The charming heritage town of Yass makes a great base for outdoor adventure, and delicious food and wine escapades. You’ll discover fascinating heritage, grand streetscapes and top wineries in this picturesque riverside town.
Main Street of Yass - Credit : Yass Valley Tourism
Taste your way around the excellent cafes, cosy wine bars and fine restaurants of Yass. The acclaimed Smokehouse restaurant at Poachers Pantry specialises in house smoked and cured meats paired with wines from their own vineyard. Visit the award-winning Grazing at Gundaroo in the heritage 1865 Royal Hotel.
Yass is known for its leafy riverside parks and gardens, such as the Riverbank Park, as well asBanjo Paterson Park, named after the famous Australian bush poet who lived in the Yass district as a boy. The Yass Showin March is another rural treat, with a rodeo, vintage cars, show jumping and family fun.
Yass is a three-hour drive from Sydney and less than one hour from Canberra. You can take a scenic train trip from Sydney to Yass Junction, which takes around 3 hours 40 mins, and rent a car to explore the region. Places to stay include holiday parks and campgrounds, pubs, motels and farmstays.
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