Things to do around Young, NSW

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Young, NSW is a wonderful Australian town to visit. There are plenty of things to do around Young with its rich Gold Rush history, stunning scenery of fruit orchards, vineyards and groves of olives. When in season, Instagram worthy bright yellow canola fields will also amaze you.

Savour plenty of handmade high-quality delicious food & wine straight from the fields and don’t miss an opportunity to sample Youngs famous juicy, plump cherries! It’s in this country town of Young, that you will discover a strong sense of community, lots of friendly locals and warm hospitality. Many tourists say they feel honoured to visit such a historic town and enjoy a range of unique outdoor activities & plenty of things to do around Young, NSW to make a fabulous holiday.

Travellarks have discovered the Old Brick Pub 2594 which is now part of our WOW Collection. It accommodates 4 adults, nestled on a stunning property with gardens and perfectly located to walk into town (or local winery) to enjoy the cafes, local drop and many tourist attractions. This beautiful refurbished Old Brick Pub 2594 offers supreme hospitality with generous local treats and historic ambience.

Young is 4 hrs from Sydney & 2 hrs from Canberra and the largest town in the Hilltops Region of NSW’s South West Slopes.

Wellness & Pampering

  • Pampering you with beautiful branded beauty products is the The Stables Day Spa located at 6 Lovell St. Ph (02) 6382 7887
  • Specialising in Organic Skin Wellness Facials using pure Australian Skincare and Therapeutic Body Massage is Harvest Wellness Beauty Salon located at 91 Boorowa St. Ph 0409 429 718
  • Good Healing Massage located at 177 Boorowa St. Ph (02) 6382 2586
  • Nuntra Thai Massage located at 2/61 Boorowa St. Ph  0435 366 224

Explore & Discover

  • Visit Green Glass Studio – 16 Nasmyth St. Ph 0488 238 110 – creative artisanal jeweller Susan Hardy works with recycled metals to create eco art & sustainable fashion accessories. (by appointment only)
  • Attend the National Cherry Festival – first weekend in Dec at the height of cherry picking season or the Young Cherry Blossom Long Lunch.
  • Participate in a cherry pie eating competition. For more, visit National Cherry Festival
  • Stroll the Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens, 4km out of town. There’s a great garden viewing platform and heritage sign board. The Chinese community dates back to the 1860s here and they’ve made a great contribution to the gardens, Visit Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute
  • Garden lovers will enjoy the Golden Glance Nursery & the cherry & plum blossoms at ‘Blossom Stops’ in the spring, located at 311 Young Rd, Young.
  • Gaze in awe on a bright yellow canola field (check out Canola Fields NSW for exact locations) find out more here Canola Fields NSW
  • Pick your own cherries, strawberries, sugar plums & peaches in season at Wombat Heights Orchard – 10 mins drive from Young (bookings essential). Wombat Heights Orchard
  • Reconnect with history on the gold fields at the Lambing Flats Folk Museum or visit the Anderson War Memorial in Anderson Park (adjacent to Young train station)
  • Jump on a fun ride at Anderson Park
  • Go hiking or horse riding
  • Check out Chinamans Dam and the truly Aussie silo art at Cloncurry Water Tank
  • Cheer with the locals at the Young Showground events
  • Visit the biggest & best little show in the west – Bribbaree Show located on Showground Rd Bribbaree, with horse riding, dog trials, market stalls, farmers challenge & fun & games!
  • Other must-see Young festivals include the ‘Kite Festival’ & ‘Irish Woolfest’

Good Eats

  • Art of Expresso located at 35 Main St, Young NSW 2594. Award winning “Beans for Peace” Coffee & Barista School plus fabulous live music! This is the brainchild of Adrian & Gabrielle Capra & can’t be missed. For more information visit Art of Espresso
  • Highly rated is Hussy Specialty Coffee & Kitchen
  • Green Ivy Cafe – 0460740091
  • Wilders Bakery located at 207-209 Boorowa St. This historical 1950’s landmark dishes up Youngs famous cherry pies & cream (large cherry pies available for takeaway) plus they sell fresh bread, meat pies & other baked treats. Grab a seat upstairs on the verandah and take in the views of Young. There’s a play corner for the kids too.
  • Wilkies Cottage Café Pantry located at 196 Boorowa St. Serving a wide range of local & handmade goodies such as pickles, relishes & delicious jams, a range of teas and coffees. Try the Tim Tams, Honeycomb or Mint Slice Smoothies or the ever popular Wilkies own hot chocolate. Open: 8:00am – 5:00pm Mon to Fri & 8:30am to 4:00pm Sat & 8:30am to 3:00pm Sun
  • S & AJ Café & Restaurant located at 23B Clarke St, Young. Now open 6-10pm every Saturday for the Ribs & Seafood Night
  • Kettle & Grain located at 2 Campbell St. Located in Youngs original Primary School. The décor is cute as a button & they serve delicious homemade muffins & cakes & use Ona coffee beans for yummy coffee roasted smoothies. Open: 8:00am – 4:00pm Tues to Sun. Closes 3pm weekdays & 2.30pm weekends
  •  Young Servicemens Club, Criterion Hotel located at  135 Boorowa St, Young, or a great schnittie stop at The Australian Hotel (for dinner or a sundowner)
  • The Cranfield Wine Bar & Providore located at 76 Zouch St. Serving a beautiful set menu which changes weekly with seasonal produce. It also sells a range of local produce from their farm, pre-made dinner options and some specialist gifts. Discover more The Cranfield
  • Tribel Juice Bar conjures health fresh juices and rolls, wraps, burgers, soups, nachos. Discover Tribel Juice Bar
  • Antz Pantz Café in the Golden Glance Nursery, so fossick amongst the plants and blooms and have a cuppa while you’re at it.
  • For Chow King Chinese/Mandarin cuisine, located at 82 Main Street, Young, NSW
  • A neat, new bakery located at 104 Boorowa St, Young NSW is Sheehan Sunnyside Bakery & Cafe
  • Green Ivy Café at 2 Campbell St, Young NSW is located within the former historic Young Public School building and Courtyard, (behind the Lambing Flat Folk Museum). Serving organic coffee and tea, breakfast and lunch (seasonal menu) as well as catering for larger groups, buses and is also a fully licensed venue. It’s also pet friendly!
  • The Kebab House gets good reviews. Located at 137 Boorowa St, Young NSW
  • Elevation 11 Café has yummy homemade pies, sandwiches, and simple home cooking. Located at 95 Boorowa St, Young NSW
  • Early opening 6 days a week, is Juicy Lucy’s Cafe
  • Open 6 nights a week is Vinnie’s Pizza & Pasta located at 162 Boorowa Street, Young, NSW – (02) 63826316
  • Rusty Horse Hotel located at 27 Railway St Bribbaree NSW

Foodies

  • Pick up some great produce – from beanies to bird boxes and homemade treats or BBQ at the Lambing Flat Market in Anderson Park every 1st, 3rd& 5th Saturday mornings until noon
  • Visit Ballinaclash Fruit & Wines (bookings preferred) Open Fri – Sun 10am -4pm
  • Have a drink at the Bluestill Distillery & Gallery for wine, spirits & beer located at 161 Henry Lawson Way, Young NSW
  • Sweet tooths can be tempted at Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory located at 21 Lovell St. More information visit Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory
  • Visit great Orchards – Allambie (see above) & Stony Orchard are 4th generation cherry pickers (also home to some champion Show horses)

Retail Escapes

  • Visit Green Glass Studio located at 16 Nasmyth St where creative artisanal jeweller Susan Hardy works with recycled metals to create eco art & sustainable fashion accessories. (by appointment only)
  • The Hunting Ground – located at 100 Boorowa St, Young
  • Smart casual, day and nightwear is what Label A in dollops.
  • Lime & Soda
  • Little Wren Homewares
  • Simple & coffee window
  • Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory. More information visit Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory
  • The Complete Garden
  • Tess Boutique located at 151 Boorowa St, Young
  • Boutique 99 casual wear for women is located at 123 Boorowa St, Young NSW
  • The Wool Room located at 221 Boorowa St
  • Mad Harry’s Collectibles located at 295 Boorowa Rd, Young
  • Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory. More information visit Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory
  • Savour the local wines made at Hilltops Winery & Region  set amongst rolling farmland, country lanes and cherry and stone fruit orchards. Definitely a hidden gem.
  • Oozing with wonderful – some claim the best – honey in Australia, at Harden’s House of Honey for both honey lovers and bee keepers located at 330 Albury St, Harden NSW 2587
  • You’ll discover a wonderfully eclectic array of fresh blooms, jewellery, gifts nand interior soft furnishings at The Ohana Collection
  • Discover buckets of collectibles at Annie B’s Full House, located at 102 Boorowa St, Young NSW
  • Mila & Me Clothing stocks reasonably priced casual clothing and accessories. Visit
  • Looking for a bit of everything – garden pots, clothing, homewares, funky lighting, unusual gifts, pop into The Muddy Duck located at 344 Albury St, Harden NSW
  • Stylish fashion, homewares, lighting (awesome lamps!), furniture, accessories, jewellery and interesting paraphenalia Curators Collective
  • A lovely (maybe lucky) find is locally made pieces at Made in Wombat using re-purposed, pre-loved and/or organic materials where we can to create boutique giftware, homewares and jewellery.
  • Into mystical dragons, incense, essential and fragrant oils, candles, salt lamps, then a visit to Full Moon Magic is just for you!

If you think Young and its surrounds sounds like an amazing holiday destination, why not see our Stays with a WOW accommodation. 

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