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Yass Valley located an easy 45 minute drive from Canberra. Yass Valley has its own unique charm and country friendliness. You can be assured of a warm welcome when you visit the Valley. During the early 1800's, the natural beauty and superior agricultural land of the Yass district led famous explorer Hamilton Hume and the poet Banjo Paterson to settle in the district. Today, the main street of Yass is brimming with architectural treasures reminiscent of early settlement days. Many of the wonderful heritage features of Yass are best visited on foot. Whilst walking down Comur Street you can browse through the antique shops and galleries or stop for a cup of freshly brewed coffee in a sidewalk cafe. Located just five minutes from Yass, you can visit National Trust Property Cooma Cottage, which was once the home of Hamilton Hume, or venture further afield to the studios of internationally renowned glass artist Peter Crisp. Yass also has many rural and adventure activities available to visitors including horse riding, paragliding, caving at Wee Jasper, abseiling, boating and water skiing. Visit an alpaca stud or a working sheep farm. Burrinjuck Dam was built in the early 1900's, as a water storage system for the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. The dam is a popular attraction and offers cruises, water-sports, fishing, camping, and bushwalking. The surrounding eucalypt forests boast an abundance of sightseeing and wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and crimson rosellas, some of which can be hand fed.ass Valley has a wide range of accommodation styles, ranging from four star motels and historic Bed and Breakfasts, to luxury hideaway cabins and farm stays on working sheep properties.


Yass: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Yass Archives

The Yass Archives are located upstairs at the Memorial Hall, entry via the lane way to the Library off Comur Street in Yass. The Yass Library is located at the back of the hall and next to the archive's office.

The Archives are the depository for print and photographic records of the Yass Valley. It is also an excellent starting point if you are researching your family history in the Yass area. The staff are willing and on hand to assist you with your research.

Search forms are available from the Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre. Visit the website or email them and someone will answer your request. (Search fees do apply.)

Yass Memorial Hall,
Comur Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.1K from Yass

Ross Relics Yass

Ross' Relics is an interesting collection of artefacts, bric-a-brac, collectables, antiques and second hand goods and furniture under one roof.

Located in the main street of Yass, easily visible from the road with on street parking.

A must see for all travellers and locals alike that enjoy a good browse and shopping trip.

53 Comur Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.2K from Yass

The Yass Courthouse

The grand Yass Courthouse building replaced an earlier 1847 courthouse. Designed by architect James Barnet it was built at a cost of 15,000 pounds. Quite impressively, this courthouse is still in use today.

Keep an eye out for this magnificent piece of architecture whilst taking part in the Yass Historical Walk and Drive. Maps are available at the Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre.

47 Rossi Street,
Corner Comur Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.2K from Yass

Yass Railway Museum

Experience the Yass Railway Museum in all its historical glory. Walk through the yard and view the main station building, the station master's residence, an original loading bank, a goods shed, the mighty black 1307 Steam locomotive that was the mainstay of the state railway system, in service for nearly 95 years.

There's also a Vulcan locomotive and a romantic open-ended 1908 platform carriage along with other rolling stock, station and railway buildings. The station boasts the shortest platform in New South Wales! With convenient parking and right in the town centre.

Lead Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.4K from Yass

Yass and District Museum

From its formation in 1961, the Society have been actively collecting objects of historical interest related to Yass and district. The museum was officially opened in its present location in December 1988 after extensive refurbishments were made to a former garage over a period of five years.

The Yass and District Museum features a special exhibition of '50 Years - 50 Treasures'. The collection is varied to say the least: everything from a Koerts wool press to a tiny trouser button stamped 'Bracken', used by a local tailor, who personalised his garments with custom-made buttons. Wedding finery, local cordial bottles and exercise equipment contrast with a coin and badge collection, a collection of trophies for champion merino sheep and a miniature farm. There is plenty to see!

The museum is conveniently located just two doors from the Yass Visitors Centre and adjoining Coronation Park with its playground and toilet facilities.

247A Comur Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.6K from Yass

Yass Historic Walk and Drive

View the well-preserved main street with buildings dating from the 1840s, including the beautifully restored Victorian buildings, churches, courthouse, historical museum, cemetery, parks and railway station museum.

Blue plaques affixed to the buildings will give you historical information. Enjoy the beautiful town.

Drop into the Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre and collect a map and a guide for the historic town walk and town drive so that you may experience some interesting and astounding architecture. The centre will be your starting point for both the walk and the drive.

Coronation Park,
Comur Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.6K from Yass

Yass: Events

Yass Show and PBR Bull Ride

Enjoy popular events and attractions including the antique farm machinery, shearing competition, yard dogs, wood chopping, vintage and veteran cars, animal petting farm plus your own pet competition at the Yass Show.

Impressive entries across the Pavilions, Dog Show, Horse Events and Livestock programs are expected. Saturday night will include a Professional Bull Ride with Australia's top ranked riders. Plenty of food and drinks available, stalls, produce and much more.

Please join the Yass Show Society for full benefits. Plenty of other options are available.

Yass Showground Grand Junction Road,
PO Box 132
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.1K from Yass

Classic Yass

Classic Yass is an amazing weekend of family fun and events. A sensational motor show of classic cars on display in Banjo Patterson Park and very popular Rotary Billy Cart Derby returns.

The Vintage Fashion will be a highlight this year, so dress up, and come along to soak up the atmosphere. Tune into Sydney band 'The Hips' featuring Paul McCann and Rockpile Jones of Ol'55 fame, starting at 11am in the park. Also playing later on at the Yass Soldiers Club from 8pm.

Art's, Craft and Hobbies will be held at the Yass Memorial Hall while Scouts Markets and Rotary Farmers markets will be held in Meehan Street, all on the Saturday.

Event Dates
      5th Nov

Meehan Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.1K from Yass

Yass: Travel Tips

Yass Valley Information Centre

The Yass Valley Information Centre is ideally placed in the beautiful Coronation Park, located on Comur Street, the main street of Yass.

Choose from a wide range of regional guides and maps. The friendly staff can also provide information on other areas in New South Wales and Canberra region and are always happy to help.

The centre stocks an exciting range of locally produced gourmet products, art, crafts and gifts and an excellent selection of local award winning cool climate wines.

Take a break in beautiful Coronation Park and enjoy a picnic or barbecue under the shade of trees while the kids play on the giant slide or equipment.

259 Comur Street,
Coronation Park
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.6K from Yass

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