Young Visitor Information
Welcome to Young, New South Wales
Young is a charming town located in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia. Known as the 'Cherry Capital of Australia', Young is famous for its delicious cherries and hosts an annual Cherry Festival each December. But there's more to Young than just cherries! Read on to discover what this town has to offer.
Things to see and do in Young
For a true Young experience, head to one of the many cherry farms and orchards in town, and pick your own delicious cherries straight from the tree. November and December are the best months for cherry picking, so plan your visit accordingly.
The Chinese Tribute Gardens
The Chinese Tribute Gardens are a peaceful and beautiful oasis located next to Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Monument. The gardens celebrate the Chinese community's contribution to the region and feature a central lake with a traditional Chinese pavilion, a tea house, a bonsai house, and more.
Hilltops Wine Region
The Hilltops Wine Region is just a short drive from Young and offers some of the best cool-climate wines in New South Wales. Take a wine tour, visit the cellar doors, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Young has a rich history and many heritage buildings that are worth exploring. Visit the Young Visitor Information Centre to pick up a Heritage Walk brochure and take a self-guided tour of the town's historic sites and landmarks, including the town hall, courthouse, post office, and more.
Where to stay
You'll find a range of accommodation options in and around Young, from motels and hotels to bed and breakfasts and campgrounds. Some of the popular options include:
- Motel Margeurita
- Young Federation Motor Inn
- Cherry Blossom Motel
- Cherry Cottage - Bed and Breakfast
- Young Tourist Park
Getting to Young
You can reach Young by car, bus, or train. The town is located on the Olympic Highway and is a three-hour drive from Sydney or four-hour drive from Canberra. You can also take a bus from Sydney or Canberra, or catch a train to Yass or Cootamundra and connect to Young via bus or taxi.
Whether you're interested in cherries, wine, history, or just looking for a peaceful country getaway, Young has something for you. Come visit this delightful town and experience all that it has to offer!