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Yass

Come for a day! Stay for a lifetime.

yass-valley.jpgOriginally opened up by the great Australian born explorer Hamilton Hume, the country around Yass holds some of the finest agricultural land in Australia. Located 57km North of Australia's capital Canberra, the region is also known for its award winning cool climate wines. Yass is located in a scenic undulating valley on the Yass River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee and in close proximity to Burrinjuck Dam, 262km from Sydney.

Yass boasts many fine historic buildings, and is also known for water sports, fishing, hiking, camping, caving, art, antiques, craft and many recreation grounds that provide many hours of fun for the visitor, some of the most popular are located near the small hamlet of Wee Jasper, 54km South West.

Yass offers an outstanding opportunity to escape the rat race of Canberra and experience the quality of life offered by a vibrant and friendly country town yet only a stone’s throw from the nations capital.

YASS-railway-bridge-in-yass.jpgRelax in the surroundings of award winning cafes and restaurants that line the main street or experience the entertainment provided by the soldiers club.

The town boasts golf, bowling and sporting clubs that provide great friendship amongst participants.

The outstanding daily bus service to Canberra services all of the major centres in Canberra including more than 50 schools and is now used widely by those living in Yass and working in Canberra.

Shopping is provided by a range of specialty shops along with the major stores such as Target, Woolworths, Frankilins and Aldi.

Full health services are provided by a variety of local GPs and, dentists along with a hospital and medical centres.

YASS-SIGN.jpgRejuvenated since it was bypassed by the highway, Yass is a quiet rural town on the Yass River, not far from where the Barton Highway to Canberra meets the Hume Highway. This interesting and historic town services undulating countryside famous for its merino sheep studs. The Yass & District Museum shows a good representation of the area's history in photographs. To the east of Yass lies the cemetery where explorer Hamilton Hume and his wife Elizabeth are buried.

Yass is also known for its cool climate wines. Mostly of the wineries can be found in the Murrumbateman area, south of Yass, with many open for tasting and cellar door sales.