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Cavan: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Hume Park

Hume Park is located on the backwaters of Lake Burrinjuck and was established in 1927. Easily accessible, tree shaded, relaxing and quiet, it is ideal for day visitors and a water skier's haven with plenty of room to move around. Please phone the operator for the current water levels. If you wish to stay a little longer there are powered and unpowered sites, and cabins are also available.

The facilities include a kiosk, public amenities, picnic area and swimming area, barbecue, fishing (licences available at the kiosk), launching ramp, fuel, indoor amusement centre, water ski equipment and accessories.

Bring the whole family along for a peaceful escape.

Hume Park was developed to commemorate the epic crossing of the flooded Murrumbidgee River by the Hume and Hovell expedition in October 1824. Brief details of this event are on a stone cairn near the boat ramp.

Good Hope Road
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 11.7K from Cavan

Carey's Cave

The gem of Wee Jasper.

Travelling to Wee Jasper is a journey through one of the most diverse geological landscapes in Australia. The road passes through a range of volcanic and sedimentary rocks with a mix of broad acre and grazing rural properties. After crossing the historic bridge over the Goodradigbee River you drive through the village to the school at the end of the road and turn right, the sealed road will take you six kilometres out to Carey's Cave.

Described as one of the most beautiful and fascinating tour cave systems in Australia, Carey's Caves offers opportunities not found on conventional cave tours. There are a total of seven beautiful chambers of Crystal formations. There are 30 steps down into Carey's Cave. After this, most of the pathways are fairly level. The floors of the chambers are mostly flat and you have the opportunity to explore different options.

Caves Road Via Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 16.8K from Cavan

Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River

Completed in 1896, the Wee Jasper Bridge is an early example of an Allan type timber truss road bridge. Allan trusses were third in the five stage design evolution of NSW timber truss bridges, and were a major improvement over the McDonald trusses which preceded them.

The Wee Jasper bridge is a representative example of Allan timber truss road bridges, and is assessed as being State significant, primarily on the basis of its technical and historical significance.

Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River.

Main Road 278
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 17.1K from Cavan

Hume and Hovell Walking Track

The Hume and Hovell Walking Track extends from Cooma Cottage Yass to Albury. It follows as closely as possible the route taken by the famous overland explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell. The track skirts around the high mountain ranges and crosses some farming country and forestry lands; about half the track is along roads, or on forestry vehicle tracks.

The 440 kilometres track is well signposted and provides opportunities for numerous day walks, weekend walks or for the 'long distance' walker a 21 day walk.

Eighteen campsites with clearings, pit toilets, water, and tables have been established along the route. Distance between campsites varies from six to 30 kilometres and camping (no facilities) is also allowed in between the established sites.

There are also three special track heads along the route (about 100 kilometres apart) with hot water, showers, and electric cooking plates amongst the facilities.

Fitzpatrick Trackhead
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 17.3K from Cavan

Marchmont Park Alpacas

Marchmont Park Alpacas was established in 2005 on a 40 acre property situated on the Wee Jasper Road, just four kilometres from Yass Post Office.

This is an area well suited to alpacas with cold winters and dry summers. . Alpacas serve many purposes including breeding, showing, they are producers of superb fleece, being sheep and goat guardians, and, of course, as pets.

Having both retired, the owners of Marchmont Park Alpacas are able to spend much of their time with the alpacas in their day-to-day care and to be there when crias (babies) are born. They are committed to breeding healthy animals with sound temperaments. Their females have been hand-picked and are producing quality progeny. The stud males can be viewed on the website.

Alpaca products are available direct from Marchmont Park or through the Yass Valley Information Centre.

Tours are by appointment only

11366 Wee Jasper Road
Marchmont, NSW, 2582

Located 18.0K from Cavan

Cavan: Events

Dragon Dreaming Festival

Dragon Dreaming Festival celebrates art, music, nature, and the freedom of self-expression in a safe, family friendly gathering not far from Canberra. Whether you are coming from around the corner, around the country or around the world, they excitedly look forward to having you joining them for the Dragon Dreaming Festival!

Dragon Dreaming will dish up a feast of goodness prepared just for you, featuring some of the amazing artistic talent that the region and country has to offer. The journey will be truly delectable and regardless of your tastes, there will be something to satisfy every appetite.

As many already know, the festival is the art piece and they are all co-creators. Every little part of the event becomes part of the composition: something not just to be seen but to be experienced. Every person who attends helps nurture the dragon's dream.

Event Dates
      3rd Nov
      4th Nov
      5th Nov
      6th Nov

Lake Burrinjuck
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 17.2K from Cavan

Bottle Your Own Tempranillo at Murrumbateman Winery

Ever thought about bottling your own wine? Probably not, but bet you are now!

In late April, Murrumbateman Winery will be bottling their 2016 Tempranillo and they want to share the experience. Come along, learn about wine making and be guided through each step from filling the bottles to capping and labelling your wine.

Your experience includes approximately 45 minutes in the winery, followed by bottle labelling and wine tasting in the cellar door.

Session 1: 10.30am Friday April 28.
Session 2: 2.30pm Friday April 28.
Session 3: 2.30pm Saturday April 29.
Session 4: 3.15pm Saturday April 29.

More information and tickets available from the web site.

Event Dates
      28th Apr
      28th Apr
      29th Apr
      29th Apr

131 McIntosh Circuit,
Murrumbateman Winery
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 17.3K from Cavan

The Tradies Murrumbateman Moving Feast

Tantalise your taste buds with the Murrumbateman Moving Feast, a roving degustation of fine local wines matched with delicious tasting plates.

The Murrumbateman Moving Feast takes place over the October long weekend, showcasing the best of Murrumbateman's local wineries, each offering a main meal and/or dessert, perfectly matched with one of their wines. Complimentary wine and Moving Feast wine glass with every dish.

Come along, indulge a little, and meet the makers behind the region's fantastic wines!

For more information and to download the brochure go to their website.

Event Dates
      30th Sep
      1st Oct

Barton Highway, NSW
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 18.0K from Cavan

Murrumbateman Field Days

Held on the third weekend in October each year, The Murrumbateman Fields Days are the Yass Valley and Canberra Region's premier small farm field day event.

Located at Murrumbateman on the Barton Highway just 20 minutes from Canberra and only 10 minutes from Yass, the field days are always a great day out.

Now in its 39th year, the Murrumbateman Field Days bring together over 450 exhibitors, displaying the latest machinery, equipment and services to successfully run a small farm and of course tempting all your taste buds with superb local wines and produce.

Visitors can enjoy the Yass Antique Farm Machinery tractor pull, the spotlight on the region featuring local produce and the children will be most delighted to pat the animals in the children's farmyard. So bring the whole family and come along to the annual Murrumbateman Field Days for a weekend full of fun.

Event Dates
      21st Oct
      22nd Oct

Barton Highway
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 18.8K from Cavan

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