About the Young Area

Situated on the A41 (Olympic Highway) in the South West Slopes of NSW, Young is a great place to visit and offers something for everyone.
Rich in history and character, the area was catapulted to the forefront of Colonial New South Wales with the discovery of gold in 1860. This precious metal proved to be an important catalyst in the development of Young and the surrounding area.

Widely known as the ‘Cherry Capital of Australia’ the area boasts many cherry and stonefruit orchards, some offering ‘pick your own’. Highlights of the year include celebrating Young’s history with the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival in the autumn, fruit trees in blossom during September & October and the National Cherry Festival in Early December. Cherries are available from mid November through to late December followed by the stonefruit season continuing until the end of March.

Young is centrally located in the ‘Hilltops’ Wine and Food region, increasingly recognised for producing quality cool climate wines, foods whilst offering an authentic country experience. Cellar doors are open, offering the opportunity to taste and purchase fine wines and quality produce.

Today Young offers unique attractions, cafés and restaurants that suit the needs and tastes of every budget.
The Young Visitor Information Centre is located within the historic former Railway Station building on Lovell Street, the Young Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days a week to provide assistance and advise to enhance your stay.

Local Events

Lambing Flat Chinese Festival


Cherry Blossom  Long Lazy Lunch

Boorowa Irish Woolfest

National Cherry Festival

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