Yass Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Refine Search

To select multiple items, Ctrl-Click (or Cmd-Click on Mac)





Yass

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

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 volunteers 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.




82-94 Comur Street,
Yass Memorial Hall
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.0K from Yass

Meri Collectables


At Meri Collectables they sell a unique range of English china, silverware, trading, tea and cigarette cards, vintage tins, diecast cars, vintage and retro furniture and vintage hats. They are located in the main street next to Target and Boots and Buckles. Visit them today to find a true treasure.




128 Comur Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.1K from Yass

Ross's 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

Gift Makers of Yass


Yass Arts and Craft Co-operative, trading as the Gift Makers of Yass, is a friendly local co-op selling beautiful hand made goods to Yass and surrounds. They have an amazingly diverse range of jewellery and accessories: beautiful sparkling pendants, earrings, delicate necklaces and more. Their talented members make them by hand. They also have a large range of beautiful knitwear and homewares. Drop in today to see the range.




173 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

Banjo Paterson Park


Banjo Paterson Park was acquired (sic) and constructed in 1944 as Central Park. It was renamed in 1948 in honour Australia's famous writer and poet, Banjo Paterson.

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales, where he spent much of his childhood.

Paterson's more notable poems include "Waltzing Matilda", "The Man from Snowy River", and "Clancy of the Overflow". When Paterson was a young boy, his family took over his uncle's farm in Illalong near Yass.

A bust at the park commemorates Banjo Paterson who lived in the Yass district as a boy. The bust is a replica of the bronze original sculpted by Mrs Folks which was unveiled in Banjo Paterson Park on 2 November, 1950.

The original bust is now housed at Yass Information Centre, 259 Comur Street, Yass.




Meehan Street
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.4K 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 platform carriage no 1259, 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: 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

Yass Farmers Markets


Support the local producers and come to the Yass Farmers Markets.

Local wine, jams, sauces and craft items. Oil, baked goods and great coffee or juices. Vegetables and plants too. Home made food, arts and crafts.

Its a great place to catch up with friends or to take a family and friends, with good weather expect to see the jumping castle and more stalls outside.

The Yass Farmer's Markets have become a fantastic community event every first and third Saturday of the month.

Come and have a coffee, relax and enjoy the ambiance and perhaps take in a local vineyard for lunch.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Dec
2017
      21st Jan
      4th Feb
      18th Feb
      4th Mar
      18th Mar
      1st Apr
      15th Apr
      6th May
      20th May
      3rd Jun
      17th Jun
      1st Jul
      15th Jul
      5th Aug
      19th Aug
      2nd Sep
      16th Sep
      7th Oct


Meehan Street,
St Augustines Church
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 0.4K from Yass

Yass Map

Yass Map - Legend
Multiple Hotels
Hotel
Click on the map markers for more information. Hover over the map to zoom in & out or see satellite & terrain views.