Summer Adventures in Young, NSW

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Summer Adventures in Young, NSW: from Cherry Picking to Wine Tasting

Young, NSW is a perfect summer destination, known for its historic charm, abundant fruit orchards, and vibrant cultural events. The area has such a rich history and Young NSW summer adventures  hold unique experiences with something for everyone, catering to all types of travellers, from families to groups of friends and couples.

Cherry Picking Season: A Sweet Summer Activity 

Young is celebrated as the Cherry Capital of Australia and summer events in Young NSW means cherry picking, making it the perfect destination for families and couples. When the cherry orchards flourish, Young becomes a bustling hub drawing visitors to enjoy the fun tradition of cherry picking which dates back to the 19th century. Known for having the largest cherry production in Australia, Young’s climate with warm summers and cold winters is ideal for growing cherries and the annual harvest of cherry picking in Young NSW is a significant event, with many orchards welcoming visitors to pick plump, juicy cherries. Foodies will rejoice in Young’s pick-your-own experiences and delicious cherry-inspired treats.

Don’t miss the chance to sample fresh produce at the local markets or dine at one of the town’s acclaimed restaurants for all thing’s cherry! Outdoor enthusiasts will relish in the opportunity to hike or cycle along the scenic Cherry Trail. For those seeking relaxation, the serene Lake Burrinjuck provides the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon picnic savouring your cherries! For more information National Cherry Festival.

Cherries: Photography by Tom Dillon

Wine Tasting in the Hilltops Wine Region 

The Hilltops wine region boasts ideal conditions for growing cool climate wines, making it a must-visit for wine enthusiasts. Top wineries in the area include Grove Estate, renowned for its rich reds and crisp whites; Freeman Vineyard and Winery – specialists in innovative Italian-inspired wines (by appointment only); and Chalkers Crossing Winery, which offers a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wine-tasting events, such as the Hilltops Harvest Wine Festival in March and the Spring Wine Trail in October, where wineries open their cellar doors for exclusive tastings and tours. For those planning an extended visit, The The Old Brick Pub 2594 is the perfect retreat to enjoy the region’s wine offerings fully.

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Wine tasting at Freeman Vineyards & Winery, Young, NSW, Australia

Exploring the Historic Gold Rush Town

Explore the historical attractions in Young and immerse yourself in its fascinating history, from the rich gold rush days influenced by European and Chinese miners to the present. The Young Historical Museum has a captivating display of the town’s past and the Hilltops Architecture Trail showcases its striking heritage buildings and monuments. Celebrate the cultural contributions of Chinese miners at the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival, a nod to the historical significance of the Lambing Flat Riots. Visitors can explore these historical sites through a self-guided heritage walking tour.

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Heritage Buildings, Young, NSW, Australia

After a day of adventure, unwind in comfort at the Old Brick Pub 2594. It will not disappoint. A warm fire greets you on chilly evenings and a bountiful hamper of local produce. It’s a very comfortable adults only stay for up to four guests. The Old Brick Pub 2594 is rich in character and charm and is a historic escape from 1870, now beautifully transformed with a blend of old and new in two bedrooms. If only the walls could talk…there’s so much history here. It’s the perfect couples retreat or tranquil escape for the solo traveller too.

Today, the Old Brick Pub 2594 is a gleaming, gold nugget in the heart of the Gold Rush town of Young on a stunning property with gardens and resident alpacas and horses. Its dedicated owner has remained committed to keeping as close to its built purpose as possible using old techniques and natural finishes but giving guests the sublime comfort of modern luxuries. Pre order your cheese board prior to booking, and relax with a wine in the sunshine or take a beautiful walk from the Old Brick Pub 2594 to local cafes and shopping hub. It’s easy as it’s situated on a walking path. Follow the creek past the weir and you’re tucking in to some great food, coffee or Young’s delicious cherries within minutes! Return to the cosiness of the cottage fire and listen to the timeless beauty of a vinyl record, as you sip a delicate cool climate wine you bought just up the road.

Stay at the Old Brick Pub 2594 and you’ll also be only 3 kms on the same road towards Murringo to Grove Estate Winery. It’s also opposite the Lambing Flat Gold diggings and nature reserve for picnics. For more information about Young, see Travellarks Things to do in Young.

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Old Brick Pub 2594, NSW

Don’t wait to plan your Summer Adventures in Young, NSW: From Cherry Picking to Wine Tasting! With fabulous cherry orchards, hiking trails to explore and lakeside picnics to enjoy, there’s no shortage of fun. There’s historic sites too,, an iconic country town and plenty of scenic views, Young has it all. Start planning your epic summer adventure in Young today! Book your accommodation now through Travellarks and embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with sunshine, scenery, and local charm.

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