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Binalong was an area settled by Europeans in the 1820's, decades before official records by Colonial authorities became apparent. Originally called モBennelongヤ, the name was changed at the suggestion of local residents to Binalong, an Aboriginal word meaning モTowards a High Placeヤ. With its close proximity to モLambing Flatヤ (Young) goldfields, Binalong was an obvious stopping place for Cobb and Co coaches and equally, a lucrative area for bushranger operations. Infamous bushranger モFlashヤ Johnny Gilbert, was shot dead by troopers in a nearby paddock on the 13th May, 1865. His grave is on a hillside close to town along the Harden Road. Australia's best-known poet, Andrew Barton Paterson, better known as モBanjoヤ spent his early childhood at モIllalongヤ, a local property between Binalong and Yass. His writings in later life clearly express his love for the local people and lifestyle of the area. His father's grave can be found in the local cemetery. Illalong quarry provided much of the rock needed for the construction of Burrinjuck Dam. Presenting a balance mix of buildings, Binalong has an old Cobb and Co Inn (c1840), Police Station and Courthouse (c1883), local bluestone Mechanics Institute (c1912) and Old Railway Station (c1883). Also the Roman Catholic church St Patricks (c1913) which replaced the original structure of 1861 and the Anglican Church St Thomas (c1866).

Binalong: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Peter Minson Art Glass

Peter Minson is a third generation glass blower. Unique products such as glasses, teapots, flowers, and necklaces can be admired and purchased. Private lessons and workshops can also be arranged.

Peter says he considers himself lucky to be the third generation in a family of glass blowers, and having followed a path of scientific glassblowing through to functional and artwork, to have worked with some of the best as an equal.

Today he has a studio in Binalong, a small village 30 minutes from Yass. Here he continues his work and teaches glass to those who want to experience the magic of his everyday world.

21 Queen Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 3.8K from Binalong

Binalong Memorial Swimming Pool

Whilst travelling the roads of the Yass Valley, you are bound to reach Binalong with its many attractions. On a hot day it is good to know there is a pool here too - great for the whole family. Staffed with life guards fully trained by Royal Lifesavers, a kiosk, grassed areas with plenty of shade, and right on the main street.

Binalong Memorial Swimming Pool was built by the citizens of Binalong and District in honoured memory of those who died and appreciation of all who served from 1914 to 1918 and 1939 to 1945.

Stephen Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 4.0K from Binalong

Binalong Motor Museum

The Binalong Motor Museum is Australia's only purpose built motor museum and restoration workshop, built in 1992. It is located in the historic village of Binalong, which is 37 kilometres from Yass.

Most of the cars on display are in working order, and the collection changes regularly. The restoration workshop is an integral part of the museum display, and visitors can closely inspect rare cars such as Bugattis and Delarges being restored.

Enjoy the shady garden area with barbecue and picnic facilities. There is a car park, public toilets and access with assistance for the disabled. Guided tours and school groups are welcome, Open most day by appointment so please phone ahead.

Stephens Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 4.0K from Binalong

Binalong Golf Club

At the Binalong Golf Club you will discover an 18 hole sand green course, there are also many historic buildings in the township, dating back to 1847.

Binalong Golf Club has its own bowling green, clubhouse, cafe and licensed bar. You couldn't go past this enjoyable village, so stop and have a social game of golf with friends or family.

Oliver Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 4.1K from Binalong

Kuriong Sheep Station

Kuriong Sheep Station is a wonderful tourist attraction for coach or group bookings and is only one kilometre from the Binalong village.

They are a fourth generation working property in rural New South Wales, and their aim is to share everyday life on the farm with rural and non-rural people interested in learning about agriculture in Australia today.

This property has recently been taken over by fourth generation farmer, Max, and his wife Zoe. Together they run Merino sheep and, more recently, Murray Grey cattle.

Come down to the wool shed and watch some shearing, wool handling, drenching, branding, whip cracking and yard dog demonstrations. If you are feeling energetic, climb to the top of hill "Kileys", of the Banjo Patterson poem.

Bookings essential. Minimum 25 people for group bookings - Tours not available on Wednesdays.

Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 4.1K from Binalong

Johnny Gilberts Grave

Situated on the outskirts of Binalong in NSW is a historic grave site you can visit, for the notorious bushranger, Johnny Gilbert.

There is an area to stop and park along Burley Griffin Way, at the foot of the hill, from where you can walk to view the grave.

As you explore Johnny Gilbert's stomping ground, you might consider whether he was the worst bushranger of all. With 630 armed hold ups he was certainly hard working! May 13th 1865 was a bad day for Johnny Gilbert as he was shot dead in a paddock on the bank of the Balgalal Creek near Binalong.

At the time of his death at just 23, he was the most infamous criminal in Australia, a one-time member of Ben Hall's gang with the notorious Frank Gardiner. Gilbert had come to Australia from his native Canada in search of gold.

Burley Griffin Way
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 4.2K from Binalong

The Black Swan Gallery

Travel along the Burley Griffin Way through the village of Binalong and find yourself at the newly renovated Black Swan Gallery, This is a slice of history you can't go past. Now a working gallery with a range of exhibitions, you can enjoy sweet and gourmet snacks, local wines and devonshire teas.

At 166 years old The Black Swan has a number of unique features. Built of pis? (rammed earth) and hand hewn hard woods, there are some non standard relationships between doors and walls, ceilings and floors!

The gallery includes one large room and two smaller rooms lending itself to group exhibitions or retrospectives.

25 Stephens Street
Binalong, NSW, 2584

Located 4.2K from Binalong

Crisp Galleries

Currently closed for renovations and cafe construction; Crisp Galleries are expected to reopen in December 2016.

The Crisp Galleries are located on the Hume Highway, just beyond the village of Bowning. There is a gallery, a gift shop with a selection of gift ware and gourmet food gifts, the geranium nursery and working studio plus a stunning garden.

The current studio is home to the work of Peter Crisp. Housing the famous Bombay Gin Chalice seen in worldwide advertising, plus the world's most expensive perfume bottle. The very first experimental pieces can be seen here with one off museum pieces and a range of tableware which Peter has become recognised for around the world.

The Gift Gallery, Glass Gallery and performance space are set in a magical three hectare garden of designed plant themed 'rooms' which will interest gardeners one and all. The gardens contain surprises around every bend-created over fifteen years. The Performance Space is also used for functions, concerts and visiting artists.

Gap Range,
Hume Highway
Bowning, NSW, 2582

Located 14.5K from Binalong

Saint Clement's Retreat and Conference Centre

Saint Clement's is a contemporary, well-resourced retreat and conference centre set on 800 acres in a tranquil, picturesque setting.

Conducive to reflection, prayer and study, it is also an ideal conferencing and meetings centre with modern, air conditioned facilities. It has a peaceful ambience that will meet the needs of both individuals and groups.

Kalangan Road
Galong, NSW, 2585

Located 15.9K from Binalong

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