Hilltops Region Visitor Guide 2021

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CONTENTS 3 Hilltops Council 4 Welcome to the Hilltops Region 6 What’s On Calendar 7 Boorowa 10 Jugiong 13 Harden Murrumburrah 16 Young

MESSAGE FROM HILLTOPS MAYOR BRIAN INGRAM Welcome to the Hilltops Region. Located just over an hour from Canberra, the nation’s capital, but uniquely situated amongst stunning rolling hills, orchards, cherry blossoms, canola and wheat. The beautiful Hilltops Region is known for its award-winning food, wine and produce, wide open spaces and amazing sunsets. Including the thriving towns of Young, Harden Murrumburrah and Boorowa along with many unique villages such as Jugiong, the flourishing and diverse Hilltops has something to offer everyone. With excellent accommodation options along with great food and wine, Hilltops is a convenient and welcoming destination for those wanting to enjoy fresh local produce, explore rich history of gold and agriculture, discover the natural beauty of the region along with wide open spaces and a place to relax and unwind. The arts and culture of the region’s towns and villages are also a key draw card for our guests to enjoy. It gives me great pleasure to welcome visitors to Hilltops. We are very fortunate to live in one of the most vibrant and picturesque regions in NSW. I invite you to discover for yourself our region’s rich history, natural beauty and unique country hospitality and discover the very reason we are an ideal place to live, work and play. On behalf of the people of Hilltops, I warmly welcome you to our beautiful region and wish you a safe and enjoyable visit.

21 Villages: Monteagle, Koorawatha, Wirrimah, Maimuru, Bendick Murrell, Bribbaree, Murringo, Reids Flat, Rugby, Rye Park, Frogmore, Kingsvale, Wombat, Galong 24 Pick-Your-Own Cherries and Stonefruit 29 Nature & Outdoors 30 History & Heritage 32 Hilltops Wine 34 Food & Produce 38 Retail 40 Services 41 Family Activities 42 Attractions 46 Planning a stay in Hilltops 48 Accommodation 50 The Southern Tablelands 52 Driving Itineraries 57 Walking Trails 59 Region Map 60 Young Map 61 Boorowa Map

WIRADJURI COUNTRY Hilltops Council acknowledges our area is situated on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People and sharing an area with the Ngannuwal People. We recognise their continuing connection to this land and pay our respects to elders past and present.

Ngiyanhi Gawaymbanha Hilltops – gu Wiradjuri Ngurambang – gu

WELCOME TO HILLTOPS WIRADJURI COUNTRY

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61 Harden Murrumburrah Map 62 Advertiser Index

COVID-19 IMAGE DISCLAIMER Some of the images featured in this document do not comply with physical distancing, group numbers and face mask requirements under COVID-19 restrictions. These images were taken prior to these pandemic restrictions being enforced in New South Wales.


HILLTOPS REGION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES

USEFUL FACTS

Pop in for a friendly welcome. Staff and volunteers will provide you with local information, things to see and do and free maps.

POPULATION 18,617 LOCATION

Young and Region Visitor Information Centre

Boorowa Visitor Information Centre/ Boorowa Court House Arts and Crafts Co-op

Old Railway Station Lovell Street,Young NSW 2594 P: 1800 628 233

Harden Murrumburrah Visitor Information Centre

Next to the Museum Albury Street, Murrumburrah NSW 2587 P: 1800 628 233

Marsden Street, Boorowa NSW 2586 P: 1800 628 233

OPEN 7 DAYS

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday – Sunday 9:30am – 4pm

OPEN 7 DAYS

OPEN 7 DAYS

11am – 3pm

10am – 4pm

(Hours may vary)

PLEASE NOTE: Hilltops Region Visitor Information Centres are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday.

About 240-380km south-west of Sydney CBD and about 120-160km north-west of Canberra CBD

AREA 7,140 Square km MAJOR INDUSTRIES

• Agriculture and Forestry • Healthcare and Social Assistance • Retail Trade • Construction • Education and Training • Accommodation and Food Services • Tourism

SUPERMARKETS

Boorowa: IGA Harden: IGA Young: IGA, Aldi, Woolworths

PUBLIC TOILETS

PUBLIC LIBRARY

COUNCIL OFFICES

COUNCIL LIBRARIES

Boorowa, Harden and Young Council offices Open from 8:30am – 5pm P: 1300 445 586 E: mail@hilltops.nsw.gov.au www.hilltops.nsw.gov.au

Boorowa Library Pudman Street, Boorowa

Harden Library Trinity Centre, East Street, Harden Young Library Lynch Street, Young

Find us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the news and events.

P: 1300 445 586

Boorowa: Outside the Old Court House Building, Boorowa Recreation Park, Rotary Park

Harden Murrumburrah: Newson Park, Harden Murrumburrah Visitor Information Centre, Roberts Park, IGA

Young: Carrington Park, Young & Region Visitor Information Centre, Chinese Tribute Gardens, beside Young Library, Town Hall, Woolworths

RADIO STATIONS

93.9 Roccy FM, 2YYY, 1350 2LF AM The Hilltops Region is RV Friendly

to COWRA

DRIVING TIMES

A41

N

OLYMPIC HWY

YOUNG

B81

LACHLAN VALLEY

HARDEN MURRUMBURRAH to GRIFFITH

B94

to WAGGA WAGGA

BURLEY GRIFFIN

JUGIONG

to YASS & CANBERRA

M31 HUME HWY

to MELBOURNE

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BOOROWA

to SYDNEY

Canberra to Young

2hrs

Sydney to Young

4hrs

Melbourne to Young

6hrs

Wagga Wagga to Young

2hrs

Young to Harden Murrumburrah

30mins

Young to Jugiong

1hr

Young to Boorowa

38mins

Harden Murrumburrah to Boorowa

30mins

Harden Murrumburrah to Jugiong

30mins

Boorowa to Jugiong

50mins

Boorowa to Canberra

1hr 25mins

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WELCOME TO THE HILLTOPS REGION Nestled to the west of Sydney and north of Canberra, the Hilltops Region offers our visitors an abundance of tourist activities including delicious food, wine tasting, shopping, picturesque walking trails and relaxation. Our beautiful towns and villages are easily reached from the Hume Highway and provide an opportunity to slow down and unwind while immersed in our rural way of life.

The Wiradjuri people, known as the people of the three rivers, are indigenous to the South West of New South Wales. The Wiradjuri nation is the largest cultural footprint in NSW and second largest geographically in Australia. European settlement in the region saw gold discoveries and brought skills to develop wool, pastoral, mining, agricultural and horticultural industries. Our rich cultural history is celebrated by thousands of people at festivals held throughout the year. Travel to towns and villages alive with Wiradjuri stories and those of the British, Chinese, and Europeans who settled here. Photo credit: Stuart Steenbergen

Escape to the towns of Boorowa, Harden Murrumburrah and Young, and local villages, such as Jugiong, to learn of fascinating Australian histories; stories of the land, bush, pastures, fruit trees, vines, mineral diggings and architecture. Amble along the high streets of these towns and visit antique shops and boutiques.

TOP: Boorowa ABOVE: Hussy Speciality Coffee & Kitchen, Young RIGHT: The Light Horse Hotel, Murrumburrah

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Stop for a bite to eat or a coffee that won first prize at the Royal Easter Show. Welcoming hotels provide a place to lay your head, refresh and enjoy a meal. Away from our towns, wander along country lanes and stop to sample an array of scrumptious farmgate produce. DRIVE SCENIC ROADS BETWEEN OUR TOWNS AND VILLAGES THROUGH ORCHARDS, GRAPEVINES AND OLIVE GROVES. Rural life and the landscape continue to change with the seasons; sweet white and pink blossoms of almond, plum, apple and cherry and fields of green change to bright gold of canola and pale gold of wheat. A walk at dusk or dawn is the perfect time to spot kangaroos and wallabies, the dramatic hills and forest ranges provide countless opportunities to spot birds and other native animals and our fields are full of livestock.


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WHAT’S ON CALENDAR Throughout the year we proudly provide a number of exciting events including sporting events, festivals, shows, trotting, picnic races and gymkhanas. Food and wine experiences delight the palate, and art exhibitions, musical performances, plays and theatre stimulate the mind.

With something for everyone, plan your visit to the Hilltops Region around a specific event, or check on what is scheduled for your chosen dates of stay via our events page. A snap shot of what is on offer is listed below:

EVENTS Spring

Harden Kite Festival Young Show Harden Murrumburrah Show Hilltops Wine Show Cherry Blossom Long Lazy Lunch Burrangong Picnic Races Bribbaree Annual Show Harden Picnic Races Boorowa Touch Football and Netball Carnival Harden Murrumburrah Twin Town Rodeo Jugiong Sgt Parry Memorial Day (Biannual) Reids Flat Gymkhana

Summer

Pick-your-own Cherries & Stonefruit National Cherry Festival Christmas Carols Australia Day Celebrations

Autumn

Boorowa Show ANZAC Day Services Boorowa Irish Woolfest Hilltops off the Beaten Track Cultural Trail

Winter

Boorowa Picnic Races Southwest Slopes Merino Breeders Field Day Polocrosse

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Discover #HilltopsRegion Visit our website www.hilltopsregion.com.au to check out the full calendar of events, or call in to one of our friendly Visitor Information Centres in Boorowa, Harden or Young while you’re here.

MARKETS Young and Region Farmers Markets 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday of the month

Young Uniting Church Markets 2nd Saturday of the month Boorowa Makers and Growers Community Markets 4th Saturday of the month

Murringo Village Markets Twice yearly

Koorawatha Community Markets 5th Saturday of the month

Handmade in Harden Murrumburrah Community Market 3rd Sunday of the month

Riverside Markets Jugiong Held at changing times throughout the year


BOOROWA

The farming town of Boorowa is located 35 minutes from the town of Yass and reached via Lachlan Valley Way; a stunning scenic drive through rolling fields that provides endless opportunities to spot kangaroos, wallabies, parrots, apostle birds and sheep. 7


BOOROWA WITH A COLOURFUL IRISH HERITAGE, WIDE OPEN LANDSCAPES ON THE BOOROWA RIVER, A LONG TRADITION OF PASTORAL ACTIVITY, A VIBRANT TOWNSHIP AND PURE COUNTRY CHARM, BOOROWA IS AN EARLY AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOWN LOCATED JUST 70 MINUTES NORTH-WEST OF CANBERRA.

HISTORY & HERITAGE Old Courthouse

MARKETS

Boorowa Makers & Growers Community Market

MEMORIAL Boorowa War Memorial

MUSEUM

Boorowa and District Historical Society and Museum

RIGHT: Boorowa Irish Woolfest

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British settlement was initially forged by James Hassell and the family of Hamilton Hume, an explorer widely known for the Hume and Hovell expedition that established a route between Sydney and Melbourne. Commemorated in his name, the Hume Highway runs for 840 kilometres between Sydney and Melbourne. Irish settlement came in the 1820s when cousins Roger Corcoran and Ned Ryan were transported to the colony of NSW for 14 years in exchange for a guilty plea for rioting in County Tipperary Ireland. Through their assignments to work for Samuel Hassell (James Hassell’s relative) and James Meehan, Corcoran and Ryan progressed their citizenships and settled in Boorowa and Galong and encouraged settlers from Ireland to migrate to the region. The annual Boorowa Irish Woolfest, held in March, proudly celebrates the village’s Irish history, and the local sheep and wool industry. Irish music and dancing, street parade and boutique markets attract thousands of visitors to the area. Running of the Sheep is a highlight of the festival with sheep and sheep dogs running through Boorowa’s Main Street. A sheep is shorn with old time shears on the shearing shack and the fleece thrown on stage at the ecumenical Blessing of the Fleece, a spiritual thanksgiving for the fine wool of the region. The festival provides Boorowa with an opportunity to share its fine merino wool and renowned studs with visitors and the local community.

Stay a while Visitors to the area have a number of accommodation options available to suit all tastes and budgets. Located beside the Boorowa River, Boorowa Caravan Park is a short walk to the main street. Surrounded by parkland, it provides visitors with a beautiful location to relax or explore the surrounds via walking trails. Pets are welcome as long as the park’s rules are followed. Wantana Country Cottage Farm, located 10km out of town, provides guests with spectacular views from every window. Situated on a 1,000 acre property. Fire up the BBQ, pour a glass of local wine and take in the breathtaking landscape. A scenic 90 minute drive from Boorowa, Reflections Holiday Park Grabine Lakeside provides bush camping, powered sites and cabins adjacent to Wyangala Dam. Dog friendly camping and caravan sites enable every member of your family to enjoy this beautiful destination. THE ANNUAL BOOROWA IRISH WOOLFEST, HELD IN MARCH, PROUDLY CELEBRATES THE VILLAGE’S IRISH HISTORY, AND THE LOCAL SHEEP AND WOOL INDUSTRY.


Local favourites Boorowa Ex Services & Citizens Club, known as the ‘Best Little Club in the West’ has been serving patrons delicious meals and cold beverages since 1948. The outdoor veranda and BBQ area are frequented by locals and visitors and is perfect on a sunny day. The Marsden St General serves aromatic coffee and yummy baked treats. Browse the display of jams, oils, vinegars and soaps, the perfect gift for any occasion. Located in the Old Court House Building. Boorowa Arts and Crafts Co-op provides Devonshire Tea in the Magistrates Tea Room and sells local handmade products. Open seven days a week the visitors’ centre can organise day tours of Boorowa for groups as required. A short one minute stroll down the main street takes visitors to the Boorowa and District Historical Society and Museum. Housed in the old George Patterson Store, constructed in 1882 and the last pisé building in Boorowa, the Museum is home to a historic clothing collection of Edwardian gowns and accessories once worn by the ladies of the Hamilton Hume family. A few minutes’ walk along Marsden Street Home Finch specialises in local designers, natural products and hand crafted treasures. At the opposite end of the main street, Boorowa Tractors sell a range of imported farming equipment and machinery essential to our rural way of life. The Old Court House grounds are home to the Boorowa Makers & Growers Community Market on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9am – 1pm.

THE MARSDEN ST GENERAL SERVES AROMATIC COFFEE AND YUMMY BAKED TREATS.

Discover our history ABOVE: Devonshire Tea ABOVE RIGHT: Entering Boorowa ABOVE LEFT: The Marsden St General

MAIN IMAGE: Caption to go here

LEFT: Boorowa Ex-Services Club

Boorowa War Memorial, designed by R. Richardson was unveiled on ANZAC Day 1933, was originally erected to honour those who served in World War I. Plaques that recognise World War II and other conflicts have since been added. The octagonal building is an unusual style for Australia: a terracotta-roofed English Georgian building. The clock tower dominates the vista along the main street and from the bridge approach across the Boorowa River. The bridge is lined with iconic English Elm trees, first planted in Australia in the 19th century. The English Elm changes with the seasons. As you leave Boorowa for Murringo village and the town of Young, you may see the deep green leaves of summer or striking yellow autumn foliage.

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JUGIONG On the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, the second longest river in Australia, the village of Jugiong provides the perfect entry point to the Hilltops Region.

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THE SPEED AND BUSTLE OF THE HIGHWAY IS QUICKLY FORGOTTEN AS THE ROAD TO JUGIONG GENTLY SLOPES INTO TOWN.

ONLY 30 MINUTES NORTH OF GUNDAGAI, 40 MINUTES WEST OF YASS AND JUST OFF THE HUME HIGHWAY, A VISIT TO JUGIONG IS A MUST. The speed and bustle of the Highway is quickly forgotten as the road to Jugiong gently slopes into town. Riverside Drive mirrors the flowing Murrumbidgee River and is the perfect place to stop for some retail therapy and a meal. Dishes on The Sir George Hotel’s menu showcase fresh, local and seasonal produce seven nights a week for dinner and Tuesday to Sunday for lunch. With an artisan bakery onsite, breads and cakes are made using traditional techniques and baked in-house in wood fired ovens. Enjoy all the seasons have to offer including lunch in the garden during summer, or snuggling by the open fire on a cold winter night. First constructed in 1852, the hotel is rich in history including ‘Ben Hall Cottage’, a stone cottage at the rear of the pub named after bushranger Ben Hall who, along with his gang, operated in the area in the 1860s. Not just a great place to dine, Jugiong has a number of accommodation options to choose from. The Sir George Hotel provides guests with two boutique accommodation options; 1845 stone stables have been restored and renovated into luxurious rooms and their Black Barns are a modern twist on the original out-building that once stood on the land. Campers can pitch a tent beside the river at one of Australia’s best riverside camping spots.

ABOVE: Jugiong surrounds RIGHT: Parlour J Beauty

FAR RIGHT: Jugiong

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JUGIONG

HISTORY & HERITAGE

Historic buildings

FOOD & WINE

The Sir George Hotel

ARTISANS

Woodstock Resources

TICKE T TICKET

ATTRACTIONS Jugiong Country Experience

THE SIR GEORGE HOTEL’S MENU SHOWCASES FRESH, LOCAL AND SEASONAL PRODUCE SEVEN NIGHTS A WEEK FOR DINNER AND TUESDAY - SUNDAY FOR LUNCH. WITH AN ARTISAN BAKERY ONSITE, BREADS AND CAKES ARE MADE USING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES AND BAKED IN-HOUSE IN WOOD FIRED OVENS.

Local favourites

Discover our history

Pamper yourself at Parlour J Health & Beauty. A state-of-the-art concept salon offering a range of expert health and beauty treatments. Choose from an array of services including facials, massages, infra-red sauna and hair and make-up; you know you deserve it.

A town rich in architectural history, the churches of Jugiong are set beside rolling hilltops. Built in the mid and late 19th Century, St John Evangelist Catholic Church and Christ Church Anglican are surrounded by beautiful trees, possibly as old as the buildings. The Roman Catholic Cemetery on the eastern edge of the town is home to a grave-stone wrought by the famous marble-mason Rusconi of Gundagai. Jugiong’s cemetery for noncatholics is located along Back-Jugiong Road, not far from the Public School.

Recycled European Oak is expertly crafted into stunning custom-made furniture by Woodstock Resources. Sourced from sustainable locations across Europe and working closely with a local mill, timber is transformed into floor boards, parquetry and custom wood joinery.

Sample delicious locally produced wines at Jugiong Wine Cellar providing and selling wines from southern NSW, including the wine regions of Hilltops, Canberra, Gundagai and Tumbarrumba. The Cellar also sells artworks and pottery. On the banks of the Murrumbidgee Quirky Crow, built in the 1950s, began as an Ampol Service Station. Now owned by Brian and Tricia, this gallery and studio is a colourful and eclectic space that showcases Brian’s paintings, sketches and cartoons and Tricia’s handmade ceramics. In a unique and entertaining change of gear, ask Brian to book you the Jugiong Country Experience. Your tour begins with a bungling bushranger hold up. The bushranger quickly morphs into your charismatic tour guide who will enthral you with stories of Aboriginal history, our pioneering past and bushranger tales.

RIGHT: Jugiong Country Experience

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Bid farewell to Jugiong as you travel up steep winding granite hills and the changing vistas of the beautiful Murrumbidgee ranges to the township of Harden Murrumburrah.


HARDEN MURRUMBURRAH Burley Griffin Way, named in honour of Walter Burley Griffin an American architect who designed Australia’s capital city Canberra, runs through the communities of Harden and Murrumburrah; ‘twin towns’ that share strong cultural and commercial ties.

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HARDEN MURRUMBURRAH EXPLORE A RICH HISTORY SPANNING THE GOLD RUSH ERA, VISITS FROM BUSHRANGERS, THE FORMATION OF THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE, COMPLEMENTED BY OLD-WORLD CHARM AND WARM COUNTRY HOSPITALITY.

MEMORIAL The Light Horse Memorial

PLACE OF INTEREST

Harden Railway Station

Founded in late 1820, the township of Murrumburrah was the first established out of the two. Sitting either side of the Murrimboola Creek, the area was home to the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people. Gold was discovered in the area in the 1850s, technology advancement with industrialised ploughing and harvesting and railway junctions populated towns.

The station of Harden was established a mile up the road in 1877 and served as a major point on the Sydney-Melbourne line. In 1912 a branch line was opened, rail workers moved to the Demondrille Shire area and in turn the population expanded. The year 1975 saw the merger of Murrumburrah Municipal Council and Demondrille Shire Council and the formation of Harden Shire Council. A history and identity treasured by our local community, a large sign distinguishes where one town ended and the other began.

Country charm

MUSEUM

Murrumburrah Museum

Neill Street, Harden’s town centre, is the commercial precinct of the twin towns. Amble along the picturesque main street, adorned with mature date palms and shade trees. Browse fashionable country boutiques, crafts, homewares and coffee shops and there’s also a great butcher. Early 20th century architecture houses banks, a Mechanics’ Institute and Post Office. Nestled between the town centres is a garden centre for those with green thumbs, parks and our local swimming pool provide an excellent spot to cool off on a hot day.

PARKS AND GARDENS Newson Park Roberts Park

ABOVE: The Light Horse Memorial RIGHT: Harden Train Station

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Discover our history Early architecture of Murrumburrah is reflective of the Italianate style, a distinct 19th-century phase in the history of Classical architecture and seen most notably in the elegant red brick courthouse built in 1880. Visit the Murrumburrah Museum, formerly the Murrumburrah Institute, and marvel at the magnificent bar from the Harden Station refreshment room. The Light Horse Memorial honours the 1st Australian Horse and Australian Light Horse. Further down Vernon Street, over the heritage footbridge that spans the SydneyMelbourne railway line is St Mary’s Catholic Church, the oldest church in town.


Local favourites Looking for something delicious to eat? Murrumburrah’s Albury Street has an assortment of options. Sourced from the best local produce, Barnes Store Emporium & Café serves Byron Bay Coffee, teas from Harney’s of New York and a selection of seasonal dishes that accompany their regular favourites. Across the road and established in 1861, The Light Horse Hotel provides both dining and accommodation options. Renovated in 2018, this historic country hotel offers a friendly bar, dining room, guest lounge and 12 guest rooms. Harden’s House of Honey produces and packs one of Australia’s most extensive range of pure raw straight-line honeys. A range of bee inspired goodies including beeswax candles, Manuka Honey skin care products and kids bee apparel are also available. Further retail therapy can be sought at The Muddy Duck. Located in Murrumburrah’s old Post Office, The Muddy Duck stocks giftware, clothing and homewares; shop for a gift or something for yourself. HARDEN’S HOUSE OF HONEY PRODUCES AND PACKS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST EXTENSIVE RANGE OF PURE RAW STRAIGHTLINE HONEYS AND BEE INSPIRED GOODIES.

Stay a while Harden Country Motel has recently undergone a complete transformation. The Motel features immaculately presented rooms with crisp white linen and friendly country service.

ABOVE: Harden’s House of Honey RIGHT: Harden Murrumburrah Museum

Just down the road, Harden Caravan Park’s accommodation options include caravan and camping sites, and cabins. Harden’s Olympic sized swimming pool is next door and open to the public November to March. On the opposite side of town, Heggaton artHouse Apartments offers three beautifully appointed, self-contained, one bedroom apartments. Built in the late 1800s for Dr Rupert Heggaton’s surgery, Heggaton artHouse was returned to a private residence upon his retirement.

ABOVE: The Light Horse Hotel

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ESTABLISHED IN 1861, THE LIGHT HORSE HOTEL OFFERS BOTH DINING AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS.

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YOUNG Located in the north-west of the Hilltops Region, and less than two hours’ drive from Canberra, is the town of Young. Known as the Cherry Capital of Australia, Young is an easy destination to reach situated on the Olympic Highway.


A HANDSOME COUNTRY TOWN IN A DEEP VALLEY, YOUNG OFFERS THE FULL URBAN EXPERIENCE, WITH COMFY ACCOMMODATION, AWARD-WINNING CAFÉS AND BOUTIQUES SET AMONG GRAND 19TH CENTURY BUILDINGS. Prior to European settlement, a family group of the indigenous Wiradjuri Nation, the Burrowmunditroy people, lived in the region. Burrangong Station was established in 1826 by James White, the first European settler to the area. Gold was first discovered in 1860 and saw an influx of immigrants from Europe and China, all seeking their fortunes. Exminers from Croatia planted Australia’s first commercial cherry crop and today, Young is known as the ‘Cherry Capital’ of Australia. Visiting Young in Spring is reminiscent of a European landscape with patterned olive groves and blossoming cherries, plums, apricots and almonds.

Stay a while With so many things to see and do, stay longer than a day, and choose from a number of accommodation options. The Colonial Motel & Serviced Apartments, offering two bedroom apartments, motel rooms and executive suites, is walking distance to the CBD and minutes from restaurants, pubs and shops. They are also pet friendly. Pamper yourself at Young Federation Motor Inn in one of their 30 luxuriously appointed suites. All suites have queen sized beds, eight have their own private spa bath.

Papillon Overnight Stays, provides visitors with a self-contained one bedroom unit close to town. At the end of your day Boorowa Street restaurants are a short drive away, or fire up the grill in Papillon’s enclosed BBQ area. Back towards the centre of town, Young Tourist Park has a range of cabins, powered and un-powered sites (some with en-suites). Located within easy walking distance to Young’s main street, Young Tourist Park’s facilities include a swimming pool, communal vegetable garden and two BBQ areas.

Local favourites Start your day with breakfast at Hussy Speciality Coffee & Kitchen. Choose an award-winning coffee and from an extensive all day menu that includes a juice and smoothie bar. Or pop in for morning tea and choose from a delicious assortment of homemade cakes and slices. Just around the corner, Wilders Bakery is an historical Young landmark. Established in 1950 by Olga and Milty Wilder, choose from a selection of fresh bread, or try an award-winning cherry pie. Hilltops Honey is owned and run by third generation beekeeper Tony, his wife Jane and their family. Fresh local honey can be purchased from the Hilltops Council Visitor Centre in the elegant 1885 Railway Station building. It’s impossible to leave Poppa’s Fudge and Jam Factory without tasting the huge range of delicate chocolates and tempting lollies as well as their famous freshly made fudge. The Hilltops Region Wine Cellar is also located at the Visitor Information Centre where you can choose from a large assortment of Hilltops Region wines. A 10 minute drive from the centre of town is Grove Estate Wines. Established in 1989 by the Flanders, Kirkwood and Mullany families, Grove Estate Wines produces award-winning cool climate wines on red volcanic soils. Soak in the amazing views while you enjoy wine tasting and platters at their multi-award-winning cellar door. Back in town and open seven days a week, Young Services Club offers guests bistro dining, coffee shop, Dooley’s Bar, function and conference facilities, alfresco dining on the outdoor terrace and a children’s play area. Also part of the Service Club, and just a short 2 minute drive, the 18 hole Young Golf Club is one of the best in the region.

MUSEUM

Lambing Flat Folk Museum

PLACE OF INTEREST

Blackguard Gully

MARKETS

Young and Region Farmers Market

PARKS AND GARDENS Carrington Park Chinese Tribute Gardens

MAIN IMAGE: Cherry season in the Hilltops Region FAR LEFT: Lambing Flat Folk Museum LEFT: Young has a range of great cafés

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YOUNG Retail therapy A spot of retail therapy can be found at Annie B’s Full House. Shop a wide range of gifts, kitchenware and collectables including soaps, linen, handbags and Glasshouse candles. The Wool Room, a 5 minute walk down Boorowa Street, is a favourite for locals and visitors. Stocking a wide range of yarns and accessories for your knitting and crocheting projects, The Wool Room also specialises in Emu Australia sheepskin boots, woollen knitwear and accessories, baby merino wraps and summer clothing. Leave shopping malls behind and step into the sunlight of Young’s vibrant town centre, with exclusive boutiques, hair and beauty salons, three supermarkets, top-level gourmet butchers, and great homewares and DIY shopping.

LEAVE SHOPPING MALLS BEHIND AND STEP INTO THE SUNLIGHT OF YOUNG’S VIBRANT TOWN CENTRE.

ABOVE RIGHT: Young has a beautiful selection of boutique shops BELOW: St Mary’s Catholic Church, Young

Discover our history Call into the Visitor Information Centre, situated in the historic former Young Railway Station, to obtain local knowledge of the town and make the most of your visit. Built in 1885 and a heritage-listed site, the Centre has a range of souvenirs and local products including jams, olive oil and our award-winning Hilltops Wines. Take in the history and architecture of local buildings including the heritage-listed City Bank building and magnificent churches. Young Town Hall is one of the largest in country NSW, its clock tower is a magnificent World War I memorial. Electricity was installed into the streets and homes of the township in 1889, one of the first Australian towns to do so. The Honourable Chris Watson, member for Young, served as Australia’s third, and the Labor Government’s first, Prime Minister in 1904. On advice from the local Wiradjuri people, James White’s homestead was built in 1831 on a slope 15km from town. The ewes of Young’s first European settler gave birth in the sheltered area known as Lambing Flat. Thousands of miners flocked to the fields to seek their fortunes when gold was discovered on Lambing Flat in 1861. Prospecting was not peaceful and many Chinese miners were attacked and driven from the goldfields. Police jailed the ringleaders and a series of violent riots followed. The Riot Act was read outside the wooden jail, beside the police paddock, now known as Carrington Park. This historic heritage listed park is now a place of recreation and reflection. A reconciliation tree reminds us that the Wiradjuri people lived on the land long before European settlers arrived. A monument to the White family, the first European settlers in the area, is also a reminder that Australia’s First Nation Peoples are credited with helping save the pastoral industry. European station hands abandoned their jobs to search for gold and First Nation People worked on the pastoral stations, managing sheep and cattle.

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LEFT: Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden BELOW: Cherry Blossom Long Lazy Lunch

Formerly known as Young Park, the name was changed to Carrington Park to mark its namesake, Lord Carrington’s visit in 1889. A British Liberal politician and aristocrat, Lord Carrington was Governor of New South Wales from 1885 to 1890. His historic visit ceremonially turned on the council’s threephase power supply for domestic, commercial, and municipal use; Young was the first town in Australia, and the entire British Empire, to adopt this power method. Endless adventures are to be had on the play equipment, sit back and relax on the beautiful shady lawns with a picnic or utilise the BBQ area. The band rotunda is the centrepiece of the park and still used by the town’s band for performances, it also commemorates the first bandmaster. The gates to the park remember the wartime sacrifice of bandsmen and other memorial plaques throughout the park pay homage to our significant people and events. Elms and Deodar Cedars, some over 100 years old, provide a perfect shady spot to read a book. Built in 1886, The Great Courthouse was given to the education department in 1924 becoming part of the school. The old original town school opened in 1883 and is now home to the Lambing Flat Folk Museum. Managed by the Young Historical Society, the museum features many artefacts, stories and memorabilia relating to Young’s history including a historically significant banner that was carried by the miners during the anti-Chinese riots in 1861.

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Gothic style architecture can be seen in the Anglican Church, designed by architect Edmund Blacket, built in 1893 and St Mary’s Catholic Church, erected 1874, made of local granite with a Welsh slate roof. Built in 1909, the Methodist Church is designed in an arts and craft style and the Presbyterian Church was built in 1920 of greenish grey feldspar quartz.

THE LAMBING FLAT FOLK MUSEUM FEATURES MANY ARTEFACTS, STORIES AND MEMORABILIA RELATING TO YOUNG’S HISTORY INCLUDING A HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT BANNER THAT WAS CARRIED BY THE MINERS DURING THE ANTICHINESE RIOTS IN 1861.

Located at the Chinaman’s Dam reserve, the Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden is a 10 minute drive south-east of the centre of town. Established in 1992, the tranquil garden recognises the contribution of the Chinese community to the settlement of Young in the 1860s, and to the ongoing contributions of the Chinese community to Australia as a nation. The lakes and picturesque walks make this a popular picnic destination. On the opposite side of town, Clifton House & Gardens built in 1889, is a 10 minute drive north-west. Make a booking for a memorable visit. This historic homestead and stone barn is surrounded by 10 hectares of beautifully maintained gardens. Treat yourself to High Tea or enjoy luxury farmstay accommodation. Check out the events calendar for live music performances or outdoor cinema screenings.

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YOUNG Fresh produce The annual National Cherry Festival is celebrated the first weekend of December, traditionally the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic event has been a Young institution for over 70 years. Showcasing the cherry capital of Australia, the three day festival boasts events and festivities including the National Cherry Festival Street Parade, Christmas Street Market, cherry pie eating championships, cherry pip spitting competition, live music, pipes and drums bands and Young and Region Farmers Market. Willayoung Orchard is family owned and operated and specialises in tree ripened stonefruit. Purchase fresh fruit picked straight from one of their 5,500 fruit trees. Buy locally produced wines at the Hilltops Regional Wine Cellar, located at the Young Visitor Information Centre. Young and Region Farmers Market is held every first, third and fifth Saturday at Anderson Park most of the year. Sample delicious local produce or enjoy brunch barbequed by the local Lions Club. Roadside fruit stalls colour the journey between Young and Wombat. Pick-your-own cherries at Allambie Orchard, Wombat Heights Orchard and Main Range Orchard, pick-your-own cherries and stone fruits at Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door and Hill Lock Orchard. Fairfield’s Orchard, BackCreek Orchard and Valley Fresh Cherries and Stonefruits have delicious handpicked produce to buy.

THE ANNUAL NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL HAS BEEN A YOUNG INSTITUTION FOR OVER 70 YEARS. THE THREE DAY FESTIVAL BOASTS EVENTS AND FESTIVITIES INCLUDING THE NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL STREET PARADE, CHERRY PIE EATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND A CHERRY PIP SPITTING COMPETITION.

YOUNG AND REGION FARMERS MARKET IS HELD EVERY FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH SATURDAY AT ANDERSON PARK MOST OF THE YEAR.

ABOVE: The Big Cherries LEFT: Young and Region Farmers Markets

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VILLAGES Rich in history, the origins of our villages come from mining, European settlement, agriculture, post World War I soldier settlement and the development and maintenance of rail networks. The varying styles of architecture provide clues to the timeline of when each village was established.

Monteagle

Koorawatha

Enveloped in orchards and olive groves, the village of Monteagle is 15 minutes north of Young. Touts Lookout is a 15 minute drive from Monteagle along the gravel Scenic Road. Offering stunning panoramic views of the district, it is also a perfect spot for kite flying. Iandra Castle, a 20 minute drive from Monteagle, is open periodically throughout the year. The property was originally purchased in 1878 and over time the homestead has been converted and restored a number of times and is listed on the NSW Heritage Database. Set on a working farm dating back to the 1850s, the Rustic Maze and Country Garden is like stepping back in time. Wander through the beautifully maintained garden and enjoy a coffee at The Old Shearers Quarters Café. Open by appointment only for tour groups of 12 or more people, please ensure you call ahead of visiting.

Derived from the Wiradjuri language meaning ‘pine trees’, Koorawatha is a 30 minute drive from Young and 20 minutes from Murringo. Once a prosperous railway junction, the village now moves at a calmer pace. Originally established in 1884, Hotel Koorawatha serves delicious country pub meals and local wines. Enjoy ice cold beer in the beer garden and stay the night in one of six comfy hotel rooms. A cairn marks the former site of the old Bang Bang Hotel where in 1864, infamous bushranger Ben Hall and his gang engaged in a gun battle with police after trying to steal racehorses.

Visit the Koorawatha Nature Reserve for bush walking and bird watching; birds to be spotted include the chestnut-rumped heathwren and brown-headed honeyeater. Travel through Murringo gap on the 20 minute drive from Koorawatha to Murringo and stop at the small picnic area located next to the Murringo Creek; an ideal place to enjoy lunch and watch the local wildlife.

BELOW LEFT: Iandra Castle, nearby in the Weddin Shire BELOW: Hotel Koorawatha

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Wirrimah

Bendick Murrell

The quaint village of Wirrimah is surrounded by plum and olive orchards. Remains of the prune dehydrator, now a private residence, reminds visitors of Wirrimah’s soldier settler history. As you drive along the Scenic Road from Bendick Murrell or from Koorawatha or Monteagle soak in the stunning landscape and spot kangaroos and sheep.

The village of Bendick Murrell, named after the pastoral station on which it was built, is located on the Olympic Highway 20 minutes north-east of Young. Once a railway maintenance settlement, Bendick Murrell is now the region’s equestrian centre and is recognised for its regular events and first-rate recreation ground.

Maimuru

Bribbaree is situated on the northwest edge of the Hilltops Region and just 35 minutes from Young. Visit the monument commemorating five soldiers from Bribbaree who died in World War I. The Rusty Horse Hotel is the heart of this small village and an excellent base for exploring the nearby Weddin Mountains National Park and Ben Hall’s Cave to the east. The annual show, held on the Saturday of the October long weekend, provides a showcase for local talent and produce.

The picturesque village of Maimuru sits on a rise 15 minutes north-west of Young and offers amazing views of the surrounding broad acres and orchards. Settled by soldiers post World War I, its once intensive prune production has given way to olive production. In April 2021, Maimuru Public School housed in a charming wooden building, celebrated their 100 year anniversary.

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ABOVE: Murringo Village Church

Murringo Murringo Village, located approximately 20 minutes from Young and Boorowa, is the oldest village in the region. A site where gold miners once dug, the village boasts fine stone buildings, including two churches, a cemetery where you can read numerous stories from headstones, Georgian cottages and the schoolhouse built in 1862 that is still educating our children today. A visit to the Taubman and Webb Trading Post to learn the history of the late Syd Bayliss; renowned bushman, plaiter and whip maker is a must. While here, view leather items made and used by Syd and attend a whip making class and demonstration by Richard Taubman; the attraction’s name-sake who along with his wife Leah, are dedicated to keeping the Trading Post open. The Trading Post also stocks local Hilltops Honey, and Trandari Wines, both high-quality specialist producers from the Hilltops Region.

LEFT: Taubman and Webb Trading Post

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Reids Flat The village of Reids Flat is located on the south bank of the Lachlan River, one hour drive north-east of Boorowa. Hidden in the Great Dividing Range, there is a rich indigenous dreaming associated with the valley. Bushrangers were active in the area during the early 1860s; caves within the surrounding rocky mountains provided excellent hiding spots. Local merino sheep wool production is amongst the finest in the world. The village does not have any commercial establishments and the closest shop is 22 kilometres away so bring a picnic.

ABOVE: Wombat Hotel

Rugby Located 25 minutes north-east of Boorowa, Rugby is the eastern most village in the Hilltops Region. Established when the Walla Walla silver mine was in operation, first settlers to the area cleared dense thick scrub to build their homes. The ruins of the mining village and old mine-heads serve as lasting reminders of the origins of the town and the mine that was abandoned in 1919. The Rugby Community Hall boasts beautiful brickwork and the early church buildings contribute to the charming streetscape of this village.

Rye Park European settlers arrived to farm the land of Rye Park in the 1840s. A 15 minute drive south-east of Boorowa, Rye Park was once the site of one of the richest silver mines in NSW. The landscape has also seen periods of mining for tin, but today, the area is known for the production of wool and meat. The school opened in 1876 and the local post office operates from the Uniting Church Hall for one hour a day, four days a week. Hamilton Hume’s family settled in the area in 1865, their homestead now a privately owned working sheep property. The pristine waterways of Pudman Creek run beside the village. Find a place to stop, enjoy a picnic and soak in the serenity.

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Frogmore

Galong

Copper was first discovered and mined in the village of Frogmore in the 1850s. A 20 minute drive northeast of Boorowa, the area also bore other metals; silver and tungsten. Striking Granite Tors can be seen in the area around the village. Wyangala Dam is a 30 minute drive north-east. The lake is a popular sport and recreation destination.

Established in the late 1820s when squatter and former Irish convict Edward ‘Ned’ Ryan built Galong House, the village of Galong is 30 minutes south-west of Boorowa, and 20 minutes from Harden. The town’s limestone open-cut mine has been the major industry since 1885 and today, produces about one quarter of New South Wales’ requirement of agricultural lime. The walled cemetery, with heritage significance, contains graves dating back to 1854 and Galong Railway Station, originally opened in 1877, is now closed and heritage-listed. St Clement’s Retreat & Conference Centre is an historic monastery set on more than 300 hectares of rural land and ideal for conferences, workshops, seminars and religious retreats.

Kingsvale North-east of Wombat, and a 10 minute drive from Young, is the village of Kingsvale. Once known as one of the major centres of Hilltops stone fruit industry, Kingsvale boasts several large orchards where you can pick-your-own box of fruit to take home. As you travel the picturesque roads, stop and enjoy a roadside picnic and take in the stunning scenery.

Wombat

BELOW: Village of Galong

The village of Wombat is just a 15 minute drive from Young. Following the discovery of gold in the 1860s, Wombat was established in 1865 when Chinese miners moved to the area. Home to a population of 225 (according to the last census), Wombat offers antiques and bric-abrac, fresh farmgate produce, and Wombat Cellars stocking locally made liqueurs and Hilltops wines. The local pub, the Wombat Hotel, has been trading continuously since 1877 and hosts live bands throughout the year.

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THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CHERRY SEASON OCCURS IN THE FIRST FULL WEEKEND OF DECEMBER, AT THE NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL IN YOUNG.

PICK-YOUR-OWN CHERRIES & STONEFRUIT Come to the Hilltops Region for a Pick-Your-Own Cherry experience or simply to purchase some delicious fruit.

The Hilltops Region’s climate and rich soils provide all the essentials required for the growing and ripening of stonefruits. While cherries are the main fruit produced in the region, we grow plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, figs, strawberries and olives.

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Our trees produce ripening fruit throughout summer. The cherry is the last tree to bloom, which typically happens in late September, and yet the first tree to fruit. From November, through to Christmas (weather dependent), cherries are available. The highlight of the cherry season occurs in the first full weekend of December, at the National Cherry Festival in Young.


TOP TIPS FOR FRUIT PICKING • DRESS TO PICK: wear comfortable, enclosed and flat shoes. • BRING THE ESSENTIALS: hat, sunscreen, bottled water and insect repellent. • GET THE TECHNIQUE RIGHT: cherry picking is easy. Carefully twist the stalk of the cherry with your thumb and index finger until it comes away from the tree cleanly. Don’t pull the fruit off the stalks. • A LITTLE TASTE-TEST IS OK: taste-testing in moderation is allowed, but beware of over-indulgence, it may lead to cherry belly. • RIPE IS RIGHT: only pick the ripe cherries. Cherries will only ripen whilst on the tree so be sure to leave the unripe ones behind. • PICK AND PAY: you pay for the cherries you pick by the kilo. MAIN: ‘Pick Your Own’ cherries is a fun activity for the family ABOVE: Cherry harvest LEFT: Cherry blossoms

• ORCHARDISTS WILL GIVE YOU A BUCKET FOR YOUR FRESH CHERRIES: buckets usually hold a couple of kilos when full. Buckets supplied are often lined with a fruit box liner to make it easy to transfer your cherries to a box and take home with you. • FRESHNESS: keep your cherries in a cool place and put them in the fridge as soon as you can. • RESPECT THE TREES: be careful not to snap branches when picking. Not only will it upset the orchardist, but it will also damage the tree and affect next year’s harvest.

ALLAMBIE ORCHARD & CAFÉ A family-owned 60 acre cherry orchard specialising in the pick-yourown (PYO) experience for over 40 years. With over 30 cherry varieties including white and sour, fresh strawberries, raspberries and plums. The café overlooks our picturesque dam, serving our own handmade cherry pie, coffee and other delights of the day. Parking onsite, dogs welcome. Check our website and Facebook for regular updates. A: 3725 Olympic Highway, Wombat M: 0418 462 821 E: cherries@allambieorchard.com W: allambieorchard.com

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BACKCREEK ORCHARD

MAIN RANGE CHERRY ORCHARD

Come out and visit us at BackCreek Orchard. We are easy to find as we are at 709 Back Creek Road. We are open for shed sales from the middle of November, through to late December, from 8am until 5pm.

Neil & Tim Wells welcome you to their family owned and operated cherry orchard. We love to share the excitement of our cherry orchard in full production. Our pick-your-own experience is something not to be missed. The orchard is open mid November to late December.

Come and say g’day and taste some of our beautiful cherries. We look forward to welcoming you.

Private access to PYO by appointment. Shed door sales are also available.

A: 709 Back Creek Road, Young M: 0438 166 215 E: cherries@backcreekorchard.com.au W: backcreekorchard.com.au

A: 920 Boundary Road, Young M: 0403 708 144 or 0437 843 286 E: joanne@mainrangeorchard.com.au W: mainrangeorchard.com.au

STONY CREEK ORCHARDS

VALLEY FRESH CHERRIES AND STONEFRUIT

Situated on a high southerly ridge running adjacent with the Olympic Highway South of Young. Stony Creek Orchards is named after the historic area it is situated in known as Stony Creek.

Cherry season is an exciting time of year with fruit starting to be harvested early November through to 23rd December.

Select weekends are offered throughout the season for U-Pick. Bookings are essential for U-Pick. Shed sales are available everyday.

We offer customers a quality experience when buying direct from our packing shed shop, located at the front of the building. We also offer local produce from jams through to honey, with fresh strawberries, when available. We welcome individuals and coach groups, so we look forward to seeing you!

A: 633 Spring Creek Road, Young M: 0438 987 933

A: 4179 Olympic Highway South, Young M: 0448 842 930 E: admin@valleyfreshcherries.com.au W: valleyfreshcherries.com.au

WILLAYOUNG ORCHARD

WOMBAT ORCHARD

Willayoung is a family-run orchard specialising in tree-ripened fruit. We grow around 100 varieties and claim to have the biggest selection of quality stonefruit in the district.

Welcome to our beautiful Cherry Orchard set in the picturesque Hilltops Region at Wombat. We offer you and your family the magical experience of picking your own cherries or buying pre-packed from our shed.

The season runs from mid November to mid December. Stony Creek grow modern varieties but still carry the popular Black Ron variety.

Our range includes apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, plumcots, figs & grapes. Our big, juicy apricots are a particular favourite. Willayoung honey from our own bees and our range of home-made jams are also popular. A: T: E: W:

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191 Willawong Street, Young 02 6382 2910 willayoung@fruitwithflavour.com.au fruitwithflavour.com.au

Wombat Orchard is only 8 years old and planted with the latest varieties selected for the export market. The Orchard is planted on the rich red fertile soil of the Hilltops area and the view and scenery is breathtaking. Follow us on Facebook for opening times. A: 3637 Olympic Highway, Wombat M: 0407 943 063 E: wombat.orchard@bigpond.com



HILL LOCK ORCHARD AND WOMBAT HEIGHTS PICK-YOUR-OWN CHERRIES AND STRAWBERRIES For the first time ever, two of the most popular orchards have united, comprising of over 30,000 strawberry plants and 15 varieties of large, crunchy, sweet cherries. Take a tour around the orchard on our safari style bus and explore the wide range of wildlife including Peacocks, chickens, guineafowl, sheep, goats, llamas, and more! There is lots of fun for the whole family in the fresh, clean country air. Coaches and large groups are welcome. We are located in Wombat, 10 minutes south of Young. Hill Lock Orchard A: 78 Racecreek Road, Wombat Wombat Heights A: 77 Back Wombat Road, Wombat

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M: 0439 947 727 or 0481 355 543 E: info@hilltopscherries.com W: wombatheights.com.au


TOUT’S LOOKOUT OFFERS SERENITY AND COUNTLESS PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDING KANGAROOS AND BIRDS.

NATURE & OUTDOORS From gentle trail walks to rigorous hill top hikes, there are numerous outdoor activities available for all levels of fitness. Get close to nature and enjoy the many benefits of fresh country air in our beautiful region.

ABOVE: Tout’s Lookout BELOW: Koorawatha Falls

Swim in the cool and refreshing pools; cycle, run or walk the stunning bush tracks; test your skills on the croquet lawn and golf courses. The tranquil Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens and Tout’s Lookout offer serenity and countless photo opportunities including kangaroos and birds. The Superb Parrot can be spotted at the Koorawatha Nature Reserve, while Wyangala Dam is popular for walking tracks, mountain-bike trails, kayaking, fishing, swimming and water-skiing. Reflections Holiday Parks at Wyangala Dam offers cabins, powered and unpowered sites and is dog friendly. This park provides easy access to nature and the outdoors.

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HISTORY & HERITAGE The Wiradjuri people, known as the people of the three rivers and the largest Aboriginal group in New South Wales have inhabited the modern-day state for at least 60,000 years.

European settlers arrived in the 1820s and towns flourished when gold miners from around the world flocked to the area to seek their fortunes. Buildings, churches and homes, from the grand to the humble, are reflective of the region’s architectural heritage. Wiradjuri stockmen are credited with saving the local pastoral industry during the gold rush when European farmhands left their jobs to seek their fortunes. Young’s courthouse symbolises the state’s commitment to the preservation of peace during the anti-Chinese riots in 1861. Villages were born from mining and farming ventures, and churches and cemeteries tell stories in stained glass and stone. War memorials commemorate sacrifice and camaraderie, and educational institutions symbolise commitment and aspiration. Reminders of migration are evident in our vineyards, olive groves, orchards, farm livestock and grand English Elm trees. Heritage Trail Walks are offered in our major towns with maps available at the region’s Visitor Information Centres.

EUROPEAN SETTLERS ARRIVED IN THE 1820s AND TOWNS FLOURISHED WHEN GOLD MINERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FLOCKED TO THE AREA TO SEEK THEIR FORTUNES.

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ABOVE: Sculpture of ‘Bill the Bastard’ in Murrumburrah

RIGHT: The Light Horse Memorial, Murrumburrah


HERITAGE TRAIL WALKS ARE OFFERED IN OUR MAJOR TOWNS WITH MAPS AVAILABLE AT THE REGION’S VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES.

MAIN: Lambing Flat Folk Museum, Young LEFT: Young Visitor Centre FAR LEFT: St Patricks Church, Boorowa

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HILLTOPS WINE Rolling vine covered hills are the signature of the Hilltops region, the perfect place to nurture premium grapes and craft prestige award-winning wines.

Photo credit: Elio Loccisano

The contemporary Hilltops wine story goes back to the early 1970s and pioneer vigneron Peter Robertson who realised the natural assets of the elevated slopes around the township of Young. Deep rich loam soils, a cool continental climate and reliable water supply (in most years) create exceptional wine country. The foundation vineyards were planted predominantly to shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, still the region’s mainstay varieties. But increasingly, the Hilltops is earning a reputation for its personality-packed wines made from Italian varieties like prosecco, pinot grigio, sangiovese, nebbiolo and most recently, fiano. Whatever the grape, Hilltops wines typically resonate vibrant individuality — lifted aromatics, concentrated flavours and in the case of the classic red wines, the capacity for mellow ageing. ABOVE: Jugiong Wine Cellar, Jugiong

Our wine families invite you to explore the winding country roads that link our vineyards, to kick back and enjoy relaxed wine tastings (and vineyard platters) at rustic cellar doors with peaceful vineyard views, where smiles are wide and stories unfold. Where discoveries and memories are made... Hilltops Wines Cellar Door Tastings at Ballinaclash, Chalkers Crossing, Freeman Vineyards, Grove Estate (seven days), Lockwood Vineyard and Trandari Wines. Selected wines are also available at the Young Visitor Information Centre, IGA Young, Jugiong Wine Cellar and Sir George Hotel, Jugiong. www.hilltopswine.com.au

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ABOVE: Italian grape varieties thrive in the Hilltops Region


HILLTOPS REGIONAL WINE CELLAR The Hilltops Regional Wine Cellar is located within the Young Visitor Information Centre at the Historic Railway Station on Lovell Street. Offering a comprehensive range of award-winning wines for sale from the Hilltops Region including various vintages from: • Grove Estate Wines

• Chalkers Crossing Wines

• Moppity Vineyards

• Ballinaclash Fruit & Wine

• Lockwood Vineyard

• Freeman Vineyards

• Wombat Cellars

• Burrangong Ridge

• Trandari Wines

• I Can Not Tell A Lie Wines

• Lindsay Woodonga Hill Winery Open: 7 days a week including Public Holidays (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

FREEMAN VINEYARDS Taste the difference!

FREEMAN VINEYARDS the home of award-winning Italian inspired wines. From sparkling Prosecco and zingy Pinot Grigio to resonant reds – Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Secco Rondinella Corvina our flagship Amarone style – plus the classics… Bespoke personal tastings of our unique portfolio offered by appointment at our rustic Cellar Door. A: 101 Prunevale Road, Prunevale M: 0429 310 309 E: sales@freemanvineyards.com.au W: freemanvineyards.com.au

TRANDARI WINES The Trandari Wines Cellar Door is located at the Taubman and Webb Trading Post in Murringo. Sample award-winning wines and view a wide range of artisan leather goods and local produce. Open weekends 9am - 4pm. T: 1800 628 233 E: vic@hilltops.nsw.gov.au

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A: 26 Murringo Gap Road, Murringo M: 0407 344 310 W: trandariwines.com

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FOOD & PRODUCE From award-winning wines and coffee to locally grown produce, Hilltops Region offers our visitors an array of dishes and dining options to suit all palates.

Start your day with coffee and a delicious country breakfast from The Marsden St General (Boorowa), Barnes Store Emporium & Café (Murrumburrah), Hussy Speciality Coffee & Kitchen or Wilders Bakery (Young). Grill our butchers’ meats, including Young’s award-winning sausages, at one of the many BBQ sites available around the region. Hilltops Honey is found in many of our shops: mix some with one of the Yandilla Mustards to glaze a ham from our butchers, and serve Pitstone olives from the region with drinks before dinner. We welcome visitors with big country meals, and the discerning ‘foodie’ with varied seasonal menus in our cafés and restaurants. The Country Women’s Association has encouraged our locals to learn to bake and preserve, so there’s a great skill base for our cafés and pubs to produce scrumptious desserts and wonderful cakes and pies. For the hungry the Sir George at Jugiong and The Light Horse Hotel Murrumburrah offer exciting new dishes along with traditional favourites.

TOP: Boorowa Ex Services Club RIGHT: Locally made cherry pie FAR RIGHT: Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door

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Call into Bluestill Distillery and sample awardwinning whiskies and liqueurs. Keep an eye out for the opening of the new taproom being built by Bulla Creek Brewing Co. or call into a cellar door to find the perfect drink to be enjoyed with dinner.


Wilders Bakery in Young, where historical landmark meets contemporary style and atmosphere. A great place to meet and catch up for breakfast, lunch or a coffee date. Enjoy our fresh bread, award-winning pies and friendly café with kids play room. Wilders, home of the original and best Cherry Pie since 1950. Find some Wilders happiness today. Open: 7 days a week including Public Holidays (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day). A: 207 Boorowa Street, Young (next door to the Town Hall Building) T: 02 6382 1275 E: bakery@wilders.com.au W: wilders.com.au

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HUSSY SPECIALITY COFFEE & KITCHEN Offering an all-day menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch options, we utilise local suppliers and cater for many dietary requirements. Enjoy a beautiful homemade cake or slice, the tempting ‘Hussy Freeek Shake’, or go healthy and choose a coconut smoothie bowl from our smoothie and juice bar. Our experienced baristas will make you a smooth delectable coffee tailored to your liking. We use a unique, organic coffee blend especially created for Hussy, which is freshly roasted onsite by the awardwinning coffee roasters ‘Art of Espresso’. Our friendly team is ready to welcome you seven days a week - find us opposite the Big Cherries!

A: 35 Main Street, Young T: 02 6382 2424 IG: @hussy_coffeeandkitchen E: hussycafe35@gmail.com

W: hussyspecialitycoffeeandkitchen.com.au

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BARNES STORE EMPORIUM AND CAFÉ

HOTEL KOORAWATHA

Barnes Store Café is a great place to relax with friends. We are open for breakfast, lunch or a snack any time.

Hotel Koorawatha, located between Cowra and Young, is a beautiful country pub. Stay in comfortable, renovated hotel rooms with kitchen facilities or relax on the large verandah. Sit in our family friendly beer garden, ideal for parties and functions. Enjoy trivia, pool or dart competitions, Friday’s joker draw or an afternoon of euchre. 2 for 1 schnitzels on Wednesday’s. Free self-contained caravan parking. Open: Tue to Sun. Lunch noon-2pm, dinner 6pm-8pm, bar noon-late.

Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or maybe a local wine or beer. Family friendly with home made food and treats for all, including vegetarian and gluten free. High Tea, birthdays and small functions are also available, so give us a call, we would love to help. A: 356 Albury Street, Murrumburrah T: 02 6386 3316 W: barnesstore.com.au

A: 4340 Olympic Way, Koorawatha T: 02 6345 3401 E: hotel.koorawatha@gmail.com W: hotelkoorawatha.wixsite.com/main

THE MARSDEN ST GENERAL

THE SIR GEORGE

The Marsden St General is a café and curated grocer, housed in an iconic building in the heart of Boorowa. Specialising in coffee, house baked goods and sourdough based menu, supporting fine produce. We also have specifically sourced artisan produce such as deli meats and cheeses and unique condiments. A range of hampers are available for a picnic or to give as a unique gift. Dine inside the restored building or dine alfresco and watch the world go by.

The perfect place to savour local produce & wood fired artisan breads baked onsite at Bakers Lane Bread.

A: 25 Marsden Street, Boorowa T: 02 6385 1981 E: info@themarsdenstgeneral.com

BOOROWA EX-SERVICES & CITIZENS CLUB

Enjoy cold beer, local & international wines or a wee dram in our intimate bar spaces & whiskey lounge.

A: 320 Riverside Drive, Jugiong M: 0419 098 828 E: info@sirgeorge.com.au W: sirgeorge.com.au

HARDEN’S HOUSE OF HONEY

The best little club in the west! Dining Room open Wed-Sun, bowling green, squash courts, gym, Historic Car Club, bingo, cards, private function rooms and auditorium seating up to 300.

Our honey shop offers wide selections of Pure Raw Australian honeys from mild, medium to strong. Produced by ourselves mainly in NSW. Also bee novelties, bee giftware, along with handmade soaps & candles are available.

A: 55-59 Pudman Street, Boorowa T: 02 6385 3338 E: boorowaexservices@bigpond.com W: boorowaexservices.com.au

A: 330 Albury Street, Murrumburrah M: 0448 864 325 E: houseofhoney07@gmail.com

HILLTOPS HONEY

THE MUDDY DUCK

Our honey is completely pure, raw and natural and is gathered fresh from our bees for you to enjoy. All our honey and beeswax products are handmade using our own pure raw honey and pure raw beeswax, with organic and natural ingredients.

Experience the beautiful old historic Murrumburrah Post Office that has evolved into a boutique experience offering barista made coffee, light refreshments, homewares, giftware and gardenware.

A: PO Box 1234, Young, 2594 M: 0429 405 889 E: hilltopshoney@gmail.com W: hilltopshoney.com

A: 344 Albury Street, Murrumburrah M: 0407 681 915 E: themuddyduckcafe@gmail.com W: themuddyduck.com.au

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RETAIL Treat yourself to some retail therapy and shop unique boutiques and well-known favourites.

Boasting a range of retailers from homewares to fashion and more, gather your friends and enjoy a fabulous weekend away, we have every shopping need covered. Showcasing the latest fashion collections and timeless classics, visit our on-trend boutiques for wardrobe essentials to couture; we have all your fashion needs covered. Pamper yourself with a facial or a massage, visit one of our salons for a blow wave or new hairstyle. Lunch at one of many delicious eateries before shopping for a new outfit to compliment your beauty treatment. The Wool Room Young has a large choice of woollen knitwear and accessories and light weight, super fine merino garments. Parking is plentiful, take your time and enjoy a relaxed pace. Browse homewares and craft stores for gifts for family and friends back home, or something for yourself. TOP: The Quirky Crow, Jugiong RIGHT: Poppa’s fudge Factory, Young BELOW: The Wool Room, Young

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INDEPENDENT RETAILERS ARE PART OF THE FABRIC OF THE HILLTOPS REGION.


VISIT THE HILLTOPS REGION

HOME FINCH

Find out about our incredible region by visiting our website:

visithilltopsregion.com.au Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the news and events.

Home Finch is a boutique home and giftware store with a friendly atmosphere and great service, located in Boorowa. Specialising in local designers, natural products and handcrafted treasures, Home Finch selects inspiring and beautiful pieces for a special gift.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on items available and stock items. Come inside and have a look around. A: 82 Pudman Street, Boorowa M: 0400 489 266 E: homefinchboorowa@gmail.com

THE WOOL ROOM

WOODSTOCK RESOURCES

The Wool Room specialises in natural fibre products. Stocking a wide range of yarns, fibre for spinning and felting. Macramé, crochet, books, weaving, needle felting and more.

Woodstock Resources is a family-owned business with showrooms in Jugiong, Canberra and Moss Vale.

Visit our website to view our extensive range.

We source European reclaimed oak, stone, terracotta, antiques and architectural salvage from France, Serbia, Belgium, Italy and Turkey for Australian design. The pieces we source while being recycled and original, antique and imperfect hold many stories of their own and can absolutely transform any space.

A: 221 Boorowa Street, Young M: 0447 919 212 W: thewoolroom.com.au

A: Shop 1, 4 Doors Up Building, 3619 Jugiong Road, Jugiong M: 0439 878 470 W: woodstockresources.com.au

We have a range of possum merino products, Merino Wool knitwear, socks, scarves, wool thermals, sheepskin boots, baby clothing, gifts and much more.

SPECIALISING IN IMPORTED FARMING EQUIPMENT We have a range of various tractors and implements. We offer field servicing and workshop repairs on all brands of farm machinery. A: T: E: W:

5383 Lachlan Valley Way, Boorowa 02 6385 3618 boorowadevelopments@gmail.com boorowadevelopments.wixsite.com/tractors

AUSTRALIAN | HANDMADE | ORIGINAL • • • •

Ceramics • Art • Homewares Jewellery • Leather • Glass Knives • Designer Clothing Recycled Timber Furniture

Open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm. Gallery | Shop | Studio A: 1 Riverside Drive, Jugiong M: 0429 927 185 / 0413 138 774 W: quirkycrow.net V I S I T H I L LT O P S R E G I O N . C O M . A U

ANNIE B’S FULL HOUSE Annie B’s Full House has been owned by Annie and Gerald Bassingthwaighte for over 18 years. On the sunny side of the street near the NAB, this gift and kitchenware business stocks Glasshouse Candles and products, MOR Marshmellow, Willow Tree, Maxwell and Williams, Scanpan, Le Chasseur, Zyliss and Avanti to name a few. Gift wrapping, Layby and gift vouchers available. Open five and a half days per week. A: 102 Boorowa Street, Young T: 02 6382 5970

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SERVICES Whatever service you require from tours to community support, medical care to health and beauty; the Hilltops Region is home to professional services to rival much larger centres.

Parlour J Health & Beauty is an all-encompassing health and beauty sanctuary. Taking time for selfcare of your mind, body & overall health is one of life’s priorities hence Parlour J Health & Beauty’s holistic approach. Offering innovative therapies from guided meditation facials and our state-of-the art detoxifying Infrared Sauna to a range of repairing, anti-aging and targeted beauty treatments. Take the road less travelled or flock to the most popular attractions, experience the best of the Hilltops Region with a local tour operator. The Barrel Bus & Bar is a groovy 10-seater tourist bus that will take you to experience beautiful cool climate wines, seasonal produce and unique homegrown delights. Central West Tours is a hands-on experience which allows you to enjoy picking your own cherries, tasting the amazing fudge and smelling world-class blends of coffee at local cafés. Tours visit historical towns such as Harden, Jugiong, Boorowa and Young. A guided tour is the ultimate way to discover the Hilltops Region.

CENTRAL WEST TOURS Central West Tours has been showcasing the beautiful Hilltop Region for some years. Giving our customers the joy of picking your own cherries, tasting the amazing fudge and smelling the world-class blends of coffee at Art of Espresso. The historical towns such as Harden, Jugiong, Boorowa and Young all have something unique to offer everyone. Come and discover the Hilltops Region with Central West Tours. A: 3 Macquarie Street, Cowra M: 0459 155 845 E: nicole@centralwesttours.com.au W: centralwesttours.com.au

LFE COMMUNITY SUPPORTS NDIS REGISTERED PROVIDER

As an NDIS Registered service provider, located in the Hilltops Region of NSW, LFE’s comprehensive services include: Early Childhood Intervention (education & therapies), behavioural supports, accommodation, plan management, support coordination & community connections. Supports are geared to inclusion, self-determination and fulfillment. A: 55 Boorowa Street, Young T: 02 6380 1600 E: info@lfe.org.au W: lfe.org.au

PARLOUR J HEALTH & BEAUTY

THE BARREL BUS & BAR

Parlour J Health & Beauty is a calming space with an indulgent edge, an all-encompassing health & beauty sanctuary promoting a more balanced and mindful way of living.

Experience the best our beautiful region has to offer in our groovy 10-seater tourist bus. Reignite your senses, experience wide open spaces, beautiful cool climate wines, seasonal produce and unique homegrown delights.

Our philosophy is based on a holistic approach, offering innovative therapies from guided meditation facials and our state-of-the art detoxifying Infrared Sauna to a range of repairing, anti-aging and targeted beauty treatments. A: Shop 2, 4 Doors Up Building, 3619 Jugiong Road, Jugiong M: 0408 745 234 W: parlourj.com.au

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You can self-drive, perfect for schedule-free exploring, or hire with a driver and kick back and enjoy the ride. Let us create your Hilltops Happy, submit your enquiry on the website below. A: 55 Burrows Road, Burrangong M: 0448 435 247 E: thebarrelbusandbar@gmail.com W: thebarrelbusandbar.com.au


FAMILY ACTIVITIES Bring the kids, bring the grandparents; Hilltops is a fabulous family-friendly destination. Book a big house you can all stay in together, or smaller cabin accommodation that’s grouped together. No matter how you stay, the memories you create will last a lifetime.

Photo credit: Young Aquatic Centre

Parks and wide open spaces provide the perfect opportunity for kids to burn off steam and stimulate their curiosity for nature. Kick the football, play a game of cricket or if the weather permits, fly a kite. Fresh open air ensures they sleep easy at the end of an action packed day.

ABOVE: Young Aquatic Centre RIGHT: Boorowa Playground

PARKS AND WIDE OPEN SPACES PROVIDE THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS TO BURN OFF STEAM AND STIMULATE THEIR CURIOSITY FOR NATURE.

Fuel their tummies with burgers and pizzas from family friendly restaurants, or visit our gourmet butchers and cook sausages on the BBQ. With pet friendly motel, B&B and camping accommodation options, your four legged family member is also welcome to visit. In the warmer months the cool swimming pools and toddler pools provide endless entertainment and fun for kids big and small. If it’s raining, head to Young’s museum to spot the three-legged chicken or catch a new film at the Southern Cross Cinema & Arts Complex. ABOVE: Harden Kite Festival RIGHT: The Marsden St General

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FUEL THEIR TUMMIES WITH BURGERS AND PIZZAS FROM FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS.

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ATTRACTIONS This is where fun stuff happens! Play, taste, browse, relax, shop or explore - we’ve got your next adventure covered.

Catch a new film at the Southern Cross Cinema & Arts Complex. Call into Bluestill Distillery and sample award-winning whiskies and liqueurs. Keep an eye out for the opening of the new taproom being built by Bulla Creek Brewing Co. At Poppa’s Fudge Factory visitors can select from over 80 different varieties of jams, chutneys and sauces and 40 different fudges all hand made on the premises. Explore our rich and diverse local history at the Boorowa & District Historical Society or the Lambing Flat Folk Museum. Hear stories of gold miners, early pioneers and bushrangers who roamed the Hilltops Region. Festivals and cultural events are significant local attractions held throughout the year which celebrate the history and events that have shaped our region. Switch gear or switch off. Enjoy the attractions and experiences the Hilltops Region has to offer, and the relaxation a change of pace brings.

TOP: Boorowa Museum ABOVE: National Cherry Festival Woodchopping RIGHT: The bell tower at Young Primary School

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SWITCH GEAR OR SWITCH OFF. ENJOY THE ATTRACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES THE HILLTOPS REGION HAS TO OFFER, AND THE RELAXATION A CHANGE OF PACE BRINGS.


RIGHT: Cherry Blossom Long Lazy Lunch BELOW: Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door

LEFT: Silo Art, Murrumburrah FAR LEFT: National Cherry Festival Carnival

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BLUESTILL DISTILLERY Homage to the hardworker since 1949

Always the best, always! Call into Bluestill Distillery and sample our unique range of award-winning Whiskies and Liqueurs. Free tastings. Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-3.30pm.

A: 161 Henry Lawson Way, Young M: 0429 844 265 W: bluestill.net.au V I S I T H I L LT O P S R E G I O N . C O M . A U

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The Hilltops Region is home to exciting events that are a great day out for all of the family. visithilltopsregion.com.au T: 1800 628 233

Come and see the ‘Running of the Sheep’ at the Boorowa Irish Woolfest, fly a kite at the Harden Kite Festival, and join in the festivities at the National Cherry Festival. When planning your trip to our festivals, extend your stay so that you can explore all that the Hilltops Region has to offer.

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Held in October annually

Held in March annually

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BOOROWA RSL SUB-BRANCH

SOUTHERN CROSS CINEMA YOUNG

Boorowa RSL sub-branch runs the Boorowa War Memorial located at the top of the town on Marsden Street. The Memorial is open to the public via Bookings which can be made directly to our email below.

Southern Cross Cinema is Young’s own single-screen Cinema, run by volunteers from across the Hilltops Region. Films screening Thursday to Sunday, and daily during school holidays. Check with the Cinema for showtimes.

A: PO Box 7, Boorowa, 2586 M: 0427 004 245 (President) E: BoorowaSB@rsl.org.au

A: 96 Main Street, Young T: 02 6382 1000 W: southerncrosscinema.org

BOOROWA & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC.

BOOROWA COURT HOUSE ARTS & CRAFTS

Come and see ‘The Star of Murrungal’ a nearly 120-year-old handmade bullock wagon. The original proofing press from the Burrowa News. The ‘Hume Costume Collection’, and lots more.

The Boorowa Court House Arts & Crafts Co-op, with Magistrates Tea Room, are housed in the historical Courthouse building which opened in 1886. Embracing art, craft and produce from Boorowa and District, it is a must-see for visitors to the region.

The Museum is a good starting point for the Historical Shamrock Trail around Boorowa. We will do Family Research, if your family lived in Boorowa, for you. A nice day trip from Canberra. Open: Thu and Sat from 10am-1pm, other times by appointment. A: 35 Marsden Street, Boorowa M: 0415 207 541 E: boorowamuseum@gmail.com W: boorowamuseum.wordpress.com

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There is locally made arts and crafts, knitted and crocheted items and produce using locally grown fruit and vegetables. In the Magistrates Tea Rooms enjoy light snacks and Devonshire Tea with scones served with jam and cream. A: 44 Marsden Street, Boorowa T: 02 6385 3885 E: boorowacraftshop@outlook.com


JUGIONG COUNTRY EXPERIENCE Bulla Creek Brewing Co. will start pouring beer in the taproom and across the region soon. Keep an eye on our website or follow us to stay in the loop. We are a locally focussed, independent brewery based on our fifth generation family farm. We brew a diverse range of small batch beers so they’re always fresh and there’s something for everyone. www.bullacreekbrewing.com.au

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If you’re looking for a unique and entertaining experience on your coach tour, other than just sitting and looking, then Jugiong Country Experience is for you. • Surprise hold-up by a bungling, charismatic bushranger. • Guided tour of Jugiong & surrounds on your coach. • Choice of morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea.

• Live entertainment during your meal, with lots of laughs. Phone or email Brian for an obligation free chat. M: 0429 927 185 E: aussiewagonman@gmail.com

LAMBING FLAT CHINESE TRIBUTE GARDEN

LAMBING FLAT FOLK MUSEUM

Enjoy a relaxing wander through the Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden, built to pay tribute to Chinese miners who came to the region during the gold rush period in the 1860s.

The museum houses a valuable collection relating to the early days of Lambing Flat and Burrangong. The Roll Up banner carried during the 1860-61 riots is in a room about the gold rush. There are displays of glass art from Helmut Hiebl, hairdressing memorabilia and a buggy made by John Rogan in 1880.

The gardens include interpretive signage detailing Young’s mining heritage and information on wild birds, fish and wildlife. Picnic facilities, barbeques and toilet facilities are all available making it a perfect stop for lunch. The Garden is located to the south of Young, 5km from the CBD.

School and coach groups are welcome. Only a short walk from the CBD. Panning equipment can be hired for fossicking enthusiasts.

A: Pitstone Road, Young T: 1800 628 233 W: visithilltopsregion.com.au

A: 2 Campbell Street, Young T: 02 6382 2248 E: youngmuseum@westnet.com.au W: lambingflatfolkmuseum.wordpress.com

POPPA’S FUDGE & JAM FACTORY

GRENFELL

We grow our own vegetables, fruit and berries on our farm on the town limits in Young. This ensures the freshest and best quality for our jams, sauces and other products including our delicious cherry pies.

The Weddin Mountains National Park is located near the beautiful town of Grenfell, 30mins north of Young. It is the ideal location for birdwatching, camping, bush walking, horseback and two-wheel adventures. With spectacular views, BBQ’s, undercover picnic area, camping sites and unique Seaton’s Farm.

We make over 80 different varieties of jams, chutneys and sauces and 40 different fudges all hand made on the premises. We are affectionately known as the sweetest place in town!

At Grenfell, stock up on supplies, browse the boutique shops, sit with Henry Lawson and see the painted silos.

A: Shop 1, 21 Lovell Street, Young T: 02 6382 5854 E: poppafudge@bigpond.com W: poppa-fudge.myshopify.com

A: Visitor Information Centre, 88 Main Street, Grenfell T: 02 6343 2059 E: info@grenfell.org.au W: grenfell.org.au

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PLANNING A STAY IN HILLTOPS We’ve suggested some ‘must-sees’ for a one day itinerary in each town. However there are many more exciting things to see and do if you’re extending your stay. In the style of Regional Australia, Hilltops rolls with the Seasons. Whatever the time of year you choose to visit us, please check our websites for opening times as they can vary.

A day around Jugiong

A day around Boorowa

Make the day about you and pamper yourself at Parlour J Health & Beauty. Paintings, sketches, cartoons and handmade ceramics are available at Quirky Crow and custom-made furniture at Woodstock Resources. Sample delicious locally produced wines at Jugiong Wine Cellar. The Sir George serves dishes made from local produce and award-winning wines.

Visit the Boorowa & District Historical Society to learn the history of the town, and enjoy Devonshire Tea in the Magistrates Tea Room at the Boorowa Old Court House Building. Browse antique and homeware shops, pick up a gift and some locally produced goodies to take home. In the afternoon walk the Shamrock Trail before enjoying a well-earned meal at the Boorowa Ex Services & Citizens Club.

PRE-PLAN YOUR DRIVE TO ENSURE YOU SEE THE BEST BITS ALONG YOUR JOURNEY. FOR EXPERT HELP CALL INTO ONE OF OUR REGION’S VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES AND TALK TO A LOCAL.

Above: Jugiong Wine Cellar LEFT: Ready to explore

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TOP: Canola ABOVE: Ex Services Club, Boorowa LEFT: Court House Boorowa

A day around Harden Murrumburrah Pick up a Byron Bay Coffee at Barnes Store Emporium & Café before a morning of shopping along Neill Street. Boutiques sell the latest fashion, The Muddy Duck offers clothing and homewares and is the perfect place to pick up a gift, or treat yourself. The local Heritage Trails tell the history of the Twin Towns, enjoy the heritage buildings and picturesque creek along the way. The Chinese Cemetery reminds visitors of the past, and the road through the Currawong Valley winds past an impressive railway viaduct. The Light Horse Hotel offers both dining and accommodation options.

A day around Young Start your day at a relaxed pace and have brunch in one of our wonderful cafes. Enjoy a spot of shopping in our on trend boutiques or venture outside and walk the Heritage Trail. The Chinese Tribute Garden is a peaceful and tranquil place to enjoy a picnic and explore. Blackguard Gully, the site where Chinese miners worked, provides insight to how mining operated and miners worked. The Lambing Flat Museum on Campbell Street is full of artefacts and memorabilia relating to Young’s history. Opposite the museum, historical Carrington Park is another picturesque picnic spot. Enjoy local wine and produce at award-winning cellar doors; check our website for opening times.

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Hints: • Before you arrive, make a Friday night dinner reservation. Compared to our city cousins, we country folk have animals to feed and crops to tend to, we are early to bed and early to rise. Many of our shops and cafés close early. • Planning a day in the car, make sure you pack a picnic. Delicious hampers can be ordered from Sir George in Jugiong, Barnes Store Emporium & Café or The Muddy Duck in Murrumburrah or Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory in Young. (Remember to check collection times). • Pre-plan your drive to ensure you see the best bits along your journey. For expert help call into one of our region’s Visitor Information Centres and talk to a local.

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ACCOMMODATION Country luxury to budget friendly; romantic escapes to traditional pub rooms; cosy B&Bs to bigger homes for group bookings; we have accommodation options to suit everyone.

Where you stay, that’s up to you. For those wanting an experience close to nature, Reflections Holiday Park Grabine Lakeside provides bush camping, powered sites and cabins. Foodies may choose to stay in or near Jugiong, Harden Murrumburrah or Boorowa to access delicious dishes and award-winning wines. We have self-catering budget options through to indulgent luxury. Visiting to celebrate a wedding or special birthday, share a B&B with friends. Our motels and hotels provide a great base for day trips and exploring. No matter which accommodation option you choose, you’ll quickly relax and feel your tension melt away.

TOP: Federation Motel Young

RIGHT: Jugiong Recreation Ground BELOW: Sir George Hotel

NO MATTER WHICH ACCOMMODATION OPTION YOU CHOOSE, YOU’LL QUICKLY RELAX AND FEEL YOUR TENSION MELT AWAY.

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COLONIAL MOTEL AND SERVICED APARTMENTS

WANTANA COTTAGE FARMSTAY

The Colonial Motel and Serviced Apartments Young offers a variety of accommodation ranging from motel rooms to executive suites and two bedroom apartments.

Relax and unwind on a working 1,000-acre sheep farm in a newly renovated station-hand 3 bedroom self-contained cottage.

Whether you are travelling alone, with a family or a group, we have an accommodation option for you. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, free parking, foxtel and pet friendly upon request.

Real country feel with essential mod cons like extra comfortable beds, high-quality linen, reverse cycle air-conditioning, coffee machine, fire pit, outdoor BBQ & setting with amazing country views and beautiful starry nights, just 10kms from Boorowa. Sleeps 8, 2-night minimum, pet friendly.

A: Olympic Highway, Young T: 02 6382 2822 E: stay@colonialmotelyoung.com.au W: colonialmotelyoung.com.au

For Bookings contact Sharee & Bill: M: 0427 200 981 E: wantana@bigpond.com W: airbnb.com.au-wantanacottagefarmstay

BOOROWA CARAVAN PARK Come and enjoy a tranquil visit at the Boorowa Caravan Park in a quiet, shady location beside the Boorowa River. Motorhomes welcome, dump site located beside the caravan park. Pets welcome. Two onsite cabins for up to 4 people. Powered and unpowered sites.

YOUNG TOURIST PARK Within a five minute walk of town the park is centred around green lawns, a sparkling pool and beautiful old trees. Fully self-contained cabin accommodation ranges from budget to executive and our newly added motel style rooms ensure that there is an option to suit everyone. Large powered caravan sites include drive-thru and ensuite options, with a limited number of unpowered campsites.

A: 17 Edwards Street, Young T: 02 6382 2190 E: youngtouristpark@gmail.com W: youngcaravanpark.com.au

A: 93-95 Brial Street, Boorowa T: 02 6385 3658 E: boorowacvp@hilltops.nsw.gov.au

HARDEN CARAVAN PARK Facilities include sites suitable for caravans, camping including powered sites and cabins. The park is situated close to Harden Swimming Pool and Newson Park. Centrally located and a short walk to Harden CBD.

A: Albury Street, Harden M: 0400 078 467 W: visithilltopsregion.com.au

HARDEN COUNTRY MOTEL

HEGGATON artHOUSE APARTMENTS

A: 42-50 Albury Street, Harden • T: 02 6386 2377 E: bookings@hardenmotel.com.au • W: hardenmotel.com.au

A: 343 Albury Street, Murrumburrah M: 0407 681 915 E: heggatonapartments@gmail.com W: heggatonapartments.com.au

Set in the centre of historic Murrumburrah, these fully self-contained, serviced apartments offer three beautifully styled and elegant apartments. Stay a week or escape for a night.

PAPILLON OVERNIGHT STAYS

REFLECTIONS HOLIDAY PARKS

A self-contained unit with private entry. This cosy haven contains bedroom, ensuite with grab rails, air-conditioned living room, TV, use of cooking facilities/microwave, dishwasher, BBQ and Bali Hut areas.

Our inland parks offer amazing locations with unique experiences including boating, water sports, freshwater fishing and a chance to reconnect with nature. Choose from two great parks:

A: 21 Brock Street, Young M: 0402 573 301 E: clairegoodwin47@bigpond.com

Grabine Lakeside T: 02 4835 2345 Wyangala Waters T: 02 6345 0877 W: reflectionsholidayparks.com.au

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While you’re here, be sure to make time to explore the wider region, our towns and villages are not to be missed. The locals are friendly and happy to provide knowledgeable insight into the region’s past and present.

Upper Lachlan

Goulburn

Welcome to the Upper Lachlan – the Shire of Villages located high on the Great Dividing Range between Sydney and Melbourne and just north of Canberra, the Nation’s capital.

Discover fascinating stories of our eclectic history through the abundance of museums, homesteads and stunning heritage architecture, or immerse yourself in our captivating galleries and performance venues and let your imagination wander.

Take the time to explore the great diversity of the region from the underground wonders of Wombeyan Caves to the outdoor adventures of Lake Wyangala, from stories of pioneering and bushranging to the creation of world-class produce.

HISTORY & HERITAGE

ROADTRIP

This is a region with stories to tell, beautiful vistas to behold and a warm country reception to be enjoyed – the townships of Crookwell, Gunning and Taralga and the surrounding villages offer a diversity of landscapes, local characters and high-quality produce ranging from succulent berries to prime lamb, full bodied pinot noir to perfumed lavender and much more. Come and enjoy a short break or an extended stay and explore this region that is so close but a world away. Go to visitupperlachlan.com.au or call on 02 4832 1988.

Goulburn boasts a variety of beautiful walking trails, playgrounds, barbeque and picnic areas and parks to enjoy. Play at the impressive Adventure Playground, or perhaps a peaceful bushwalk amongst nature is more suited. Discover the new walking trail along the banks of the Wollondilly River – the perfect setting for a relaxing picnic with water views. Experience a traditional ‘Country Mile of Shopping’ in the main thoroughfare of Auburn Street and indulge your senses in the region’s diverse spread of food and beverage. Having too much fun to leave? Stay another day, we’ve got you covered. From intimate guest houses, B&B’s, self-contained cosy heritage homes and pub stays to sleek and modern hotels – Goulburn has a broad range of accommodation to suit every occasion and budget. For more information, drop in to the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre on Sloane Street (opposite Belmore Park), call 02 4823 4492 or visit www.goulburnaustralia.com.au

THIS IS A REGION WITH STORIES TO TELL, BEAUTIFUL VISTAS TO BEHOLD AND A WARM COUNTRY RECEPTION TO BE ENJOYED.

LEFT: Queanbeyan Palerang (Braidwood) RIGHT: Goulburn

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Yass Valley Yass, Bowning, Binalong, Bookham, Burrinjuck, Murrumbateman, Sutton, Wallaroo and Gundaroo Escape to Yass Valley and immerse yourself in real country experiences without venturing too far from the city. Be welcomed by locals when visiting award-winning restaurants and cellar doors, retail stores and galleries, where you will have the opportunity to experience life as we live it. Stop and chat with a local, the true guides to our captivating region. With an impressive food and wine scene, Yass Valley is the place to experience farm fresh produce and award winning local wines. Chat with passionate winemakers in Murrumbateman and Gundaroo about their latest vintage, or sit back and relax in one of our many restaurants and cafés. From a bushranger’s grave in Binalong, a famous poet’s hangout in Bowning, experience local arts at boutique galleries, an underground wonderland in Wee Jasper, to water-sports on Lake Burrinjuck, Yass Valley is a place to discover the real Australia. Visit www.yassvalley.com.au or call 1300 886 014 for more information FROM A BUSHRANGER’S GRAVE IN BINALONG, A FAMOUS POET’S HANGOUT IN BOWNING, AN UNDERGROUND WONDERLAND IN WEE JASPER, TO WATER-SPORTS ON LAKE BURRINJUCK, YASS VALLEY IS A PLACE TO DISCOVER THE REAL AUSTRALIA.

Queanbeyan-Palerang – The Treasure Trail If you’re looking for your next roadtrip on a meandering road through memorable towns and villages, the Treasure Trail is a mustdo. Dotted with many exquisite gems just waiting to be uncovered, the trail traverses through Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Braidwood along the Kings Highway, right on the doorstep of the nation’s capital and the pristine coastline of Southern NSW. Immerse yourself in the local arts scene, or find your treasure among the handcrafted jewellery, glass, ceramics, woodworking and more. Tour the quirky specialty shops from antiques and collectables to fashion and furniture. Visit the local farmers’ markets and sample the seasonal produce, or explore the wineries, restaurants, pubs and cafés for a truly unique foodie experience set amongst breath taking country scenery. Make the most of your visit by hitting the road to explore the region’s vast range of walks, drives and rides. Hike to fascinating natural landmarks, cycle through picturesque forest trails, or simply settle back, breathe in some fresh country air and keep an eye out for native birds and wildlife. There’s so much to discover if you just dig a little deeper. For more travel inspiration, visit treasuretrail.com.au.

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ABOVE: Yass Valley (Wee Jasper)

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DRIVING ITINERARIES A trip to the Hilltops Region is an adventure. Self-drive journeys in this region provide visitors the freedom to discover our history, attractions, food, wine and nature. Use our driving itineraries for inspiration.

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A FAMILY GUIDE TO THE HILLTOPS REGION Your family will love an escape to the Hilltops Region. With playgrounds, museums, open spaces and the chance to interact with some friendly farm animals, here you can experience country living at its finest. You will find a playground or two in each of the major town centres of Boorowa, Harden, Young and Jugiong, where the kids can play while mum and dad enjoy a takeaway coffee from one of our many fantastic cafés. In Boorowa, your family can enjoy a stroll along the Riverside Walk, where if you are lucky, you can spot a platypus or one of the local superb parrots. Set aside an hour or two for the Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden in Young. Stroll the gardens and admire the birdlife, and bring your sausages to make use of the barbeque facilities and picnic tables. The kids will be dazzled with the bright silo art in Harden Murrumburrah, one to tick off the Silo Art trail. A wonderful story is represented by the life-sized statue of ‘Bill the Bastard’, the heroic horse and WWI hero, which will impress the entire family.

In each of the towns you will find a museum with artefacts of the early settlers and the gold rush. At the Lambing Flat Folk Museum in Young you can even hire gold panning equipment to try your luck at prospecting. Blackguard Gully is a public fossicking site where you can try out the equipment. If you don’t find any gold, you will still be glad you witnessed the interesting landscape and learn the story of what took place in the area during the gold rush. The Koorawatha Nature Reserve is an exciting area to explore with the kids, especially the Koorawatha Falls. If visiting during cherry harvest, the kids will love picking their own cherries to take home. Visit Hill Lock and Wombat Heights Orchards, where you can not only pick cherries, but you can also pick strawberries. You can take a tour around the orchard in a safari style bus and interact with the peacocks, goats, llamas and more!

PICK UP A HAMPER OR GRAZING PLATTER FROM A LOCAL SUPPLIER TO TAKE WITH YOU FOR YOUR DAY OUT.

If everyone is on their best behaviour, a cute and quirky honey or bee themed gift from the Harden House of Honey will be a wonderful reward. For more details on our driving itineraries please scan the QR code.

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TASTE THE HILLTOPS FOOD AND WINE TRAIL

Discover the flavours of the Hilltops with a trail around the region, sampling the local delights, served with warm country hospitality. You would need a few days to try everything on offer in the region, but if you only have one day choose a trail to suit your palate.

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Boorowa for Breakfast, Young for lunch and Harden for Dinner

Young for Breakfast, Harden for lunch and Boorowa for Dinner

Harden for breakfast, Boorowa for lunch and Young for dinner

Start your day with a café breakfast at the chic The Marsden St General in Boorowa, or if you prefer a Devonshire tea mid-morning from the Boorowa Court House Arts and Crafts.

It’s a tough choice between Wilders Bakery or Hussy Specialty Coffee & Kitchen for breakfast and a great coffee.

Try The Muddy Duck for a barista made coffee to start your day, then wander down to the Harden House of Honey to get your honey fix!

Stop in at the Young Visitor Information Centre and get yourself some Hilltops Honey. Drive through the rolling hills towards the small village of Prunevale, home to the boutique Freemans Vineyards, to sample the award-winning Italian Inspired wines.

Make your way to Boorowa for lunch at The Marsden St General or the Boorowa Ex Services & Citizens Club, before heading to Grove Estate Wines to sample the delicious wines. Or if it is spirits that you are after, don’t go past Bluestill Distillery, the honey bourbon is a must try.

From Prunevale it is a short trip to Harden Murrumburrah for lunch at the Barnes Store Emporium and Café. Take a scenic drive onto Boorowa, for a delicious dinner at the Boorowa Ex Services & Citizens Club.

Finish your day off with a relaxed meal at the Young Services Club.

On your way through to Young, at weekends, stop in at the Trandari Wines cellar door located within the Taubman and Web Trading Post in Murringo. Choose from one of the many delicious cafés in Young for a tasty lunch, or for a true country pub experience, head out to Hotel Koorawatha. Visit Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory to get yourself a sweet treat after lunch, or pick up one of their oils, jams or sauces. Next stop is Ballinaclash Fruit and Wine to taste their delicious award-winning wines, and pick up a homemade jam or sauce. Continue onto Harden for a delicious meal at The Light Horse Hotel.

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SCENIC DRIVE NORTH

Take the road less travelled and explore the northern Hilltops Region area. This drive starts in Young and takes you through the village of Monteagle where you will find the intriguing Rustic Maze and Country Garden (pre-booking required). Monteagle is also home to the Bulla Creek Brewing Co, a local independent brewery. Continuing on from Monteagle you will find one of the best views in the region – Tout’s Lookout. The few kilometres of gravel road to reach it is well worth the effort, as the view will take your breath away.

Spend a relaxing, indulgent day in beautiful Jugiong by the river. Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast from the ever-popular Long Track Pantry, before strolling through its delightful gift shop. A short stop down the road, visit the Quirky Crow to explore the beautiful art and wares on display, and even pre-book an art lesson with Brian, owner and resident artist.

Head back to the main road and join Iandra Road, which is just on the edge of the region. This will take you to the magnificent Iandra Castle, which is privately owned on a working farm. Check the Open Day schedule, or contact the owners to arrange an appointment to see this Elizabethan style homestead. From here you can take the Tyagong Hall Road back to the Henry Lawson Way, where you can either head back to Young or extend your trip and visit Grenfell.

Prepare yourself for the beautiful offerings at Woodstock Resources – antiques, accessories, and stunning imported European oak furniture, it will be impossible to leave empty handed.

TIP: Take a picnic or refreshments with you, just in case you are visiting outside the opening times of the only café on the route, Circa 1935 in Greenthorpe. Young to Touts Lookout: 20km

Touts Lookout to Iandra Castle: 15km Iandra Castle to Young (via Henry Lawson Way): 41km Total roundtrip: 79km

Iandra Castle to Grenfell (via Henry Lawson Way): 34km Grenfell to Young: 53km

Total roundtrip including Grenfell: 122km

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Satisfy your appetite with lunch at The Sir George either inside the incredibly restored building or outside in the divine garden. What better way to finish off your afternoon with a beauty treatment at Parlour J Health & Beauty. Don’t forget to drop by the Jugiong Wine Cellar to take a taste of the Hilltops home with you. Enjoy the scenic drive back to your accommodation, or stay the night in Jugiong. Approximate driving distances: Young to Jugiong: 70km

Boorowa to Jugiong: 71km Harden to Jugiong: 38km

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NATURE Jugiong – Harden Murrumburrah – Boorowa – Wyangala Dam Start your Hilltops nature experience just off the Hume Highway at Jugiong. Once an ancient trading crossroad, Jugiong today is a NSW Top Town finalist with breathtaking natural scenery and ample terrain for exercise and play.

It’s a half hour jaunt to Boorowa, an area known as home to the Superb Parrot and what better location for a spot of bird watching. Don’t be surprised if you find apostle birds, kangaroos and wallabies as you immerse yourself in the rural landscape. The Boorowa River Walk is a must do and there’s plenty of natural habitats and wildlife to spy as you wander there.

With the mighty Murrumbidgee a stone’s throw from the village centre, take a riverside walk or engage with a Murrumbidgee River canoe or kayak trail. It is recommended to research the Crown Land website as the river has steep sides at places. There’s Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Trout and Murray Crayfish for those with a NSW Recreational Fishing Licence. Check out requirements.

Stay overnight in Boorowa, or travel through hilly country to Wyangala Dam where stunning water views and tree lined plateaus offer the traveller many activities including walking tracks and mountain bike trails. There are also water sports like kayaking, fishing, swimming water skiing.

Intermittent steep terrain offers a vantage point at Waterworks Lookout along Riverside Drive with panoramic views over the Jugiong region.

The Wyangala Waters Holiday Park has options for overnight or longer stays.

Drive to Harden Murrumburrah through picturesque undulating countryside and set out for a stride along the recently redeveloped Murrimboola Creek where nearby the state’s most recent silo art pays homage in splendorous colour to the district’s golden grain and flour mill heritage. Across the road from the silo, travellers can admire a unique roof mural painted on the newly opened Harden Murrumburrah Visitor Information Centre. It’s an attraction in itself, and there’s plenty of information and directions within. Extend your walk with a stride around the Murrumburrah Trail, an informative and attractive outdoor experience while in the twin town of Harden exercise and history intersect on a walking trail starting at the historic railway station.

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NATURE Boorowa – Murringo – Koorawatha – Touts Lookout – Young There are some stunning outdoor activities to enjoy in the Hilltops Region of NSW and here are six encompassing villages of Murringo, Koorawatha, Monteagle and the towns of Boorowa and Young. Bird Watching

Members of Boorowa’s iconic Superb Parrot community can be found in wooded areas throughout the region and in nearby Murringo. The Superb Parrot is known for its distinctive size and colouring. It is a large, bright grass-green parrot with a long, narrow tail and sharply back-angled wings in flight. Males have yellow foreheads and throats and a red crescent that separates the throat from the green breast and belly. Females are slightly duller green with a light blue wash. Happy bird watching!

Koorawatha Reserve

Make your way to the village of Koorawatha the gateway to the Koorawatha Nature Reserve. Enjoy a counter meal at the Koorawatha Hotel, then head off to explore the nature reserve. Depending on weather conditions the falls may be flowing, a spectacular sight. Check road conditions at the pub before leaving as four wheel drives are recommended and you may need to stop and walk some distance into the reserve area. Before you leave find the sign commemorating the battle between Bushranger Ben Hall and his accomplices and police at the site of the old Bang Bang Hotel. Touts Lookout

Take Scenic Road (gravel) via Touts Lookout to one of the area’s most stunning sites.

Riverside Walk

Take a relaxed stroll along the riverside walking trail. Keep an eye out for the elusive duck-billed platypus. Extend the walk by wandering the main street, gathering locally produced goodies to enjoy throughout the day from a wide range of cafés and retail outlets. Picnic at Murringo

Next, enjoy a leisurely drive along the scenic Murringo’s Gap Road towards Koorawatha, stopping for morning tea at the picturesque picnic area located alongside Murringo Creek or in picnic areas near the Murringo Hall. Come weekends the Taubman and Webb Trading Post may be ready to welcome with memorabilia of the Australian stockman and other bush legends, products and books.

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WALKING TRAILS Shamrock TRAIL, BOOROWA

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Description:

Immerse yourself in our local history by following the Shamrock Trail. The trail introduces stories of bushrangers, settlers, convicts and gold in Boorowa.

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Collect your map from the Boorowa Visitor Information Centre in the Old Court House at 46 Marsden Street.

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For a full list of locations and descriptions scan the QR code.

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Young is a town worth discovering by foot. The Young Railway Station built in 1885 is an excellent example of Victorian architecture. The Big Red Cherries pay homage to Italian and Croatian immigrants who began the region’s fruit industry. Whilst the Great Court House is considered one of the finest court buildings in NSW.

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Collect your map from the Young Visitor Information Centre in Lovell Street.

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Burrangong Creek

For a full list of locations and descriptions scan the QR code.

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WALKING TRAILS

Harden TRAIL

For a full list of locations and descriptions scan the QR code.

Time: Allow 1 hour Description:

Discover the history of Harden including Harden’s Railway Station which retains much of it’s Italianate splendour. The CBC Bank Building and Mechanics Institute on Neill Street are fine examples of Federation style.

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Cunningham Plains Creek

This walking trail allows you to appreciate the old-world charm of Harden. Collect your map from the Harden Murrumburrah Visitor Information Centre in Albury Street, Murrumburrah.

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Currawong Creek

Walk the beautiful streets of Murrumburrah and discover early Italianate style buildings. Albury Street marks the site where in 1897 Major General James Alexander Kenneth Mackay assembled the ‘First Australian Horse’ later the Australian Light Horse. The Light Horse Memorial honours the district’s contribution to Australian Military history.

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YOUNG Chinese Tribute Gardens

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LEGEND Medical Centre Police station Petrol

Electric vehicle charging station Attraction Toilets

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Disable facilities Church Library

Visitor Information Post Office Hotel

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Camping area Dump point Golf course

Bowling club

Swimming pool Tennis court Park

Bushwalking Fishing

Boating

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Roberts Park

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Murrumburrah Silo Art

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Bowling Club

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ADVERTISERS PICK-YOUR-OWN CHERRIES & STONEFRUIT ADVERTISED NAME

Allambie Orchard & Café

ADDRESS

3725 Olympic Highway

TOWN

PHONE

WEB

WOMBAT

0418 462 821

allambieorchard.com

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BackCreek Orchard

709 Back Creek Road

YOUNG

0438 166 215

backcreekorchard.com.au 26

Ballinaclash Fruit & Wine

4321-4335 Olympic Hwy South

YOUNG

0418 271 770

ballinaclash.com.au

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Eastlakes Family Tree

3923 Olympic Highway

YOUNG

02 6384 3403

eastlakes.net

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Hill Lock Orchard 78 Racecreek Road (Hilltops Cherries) 77 Back Wombat Road

WOMBAT WOMBAT

Main Range Cherry Orchard 920 Boundary Road YOUNG

0439 947 727 or 0481 355 543

wombatheights.com.au 28

0403 708 144 or 0437 843 286

mainrangeorchard.com.au 26

Stony Creek Orchards

633 Spring Creek Road

YOUNG

0438 987 933

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Valley Fresh Cherries

4179 Olympic Highway South

YOUNG

0448 842 930

valleyfreshcherries.com.au

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Willayoung Orchard

191 Willawong Street

YOUNG

02 6382 2910

fruitwithflavour.com.au

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Wombat Orchard

3637 Olympic Highway

WOMBAT

0407 943 063

ADDRESS

TOWN

HILLTOPS WINE ADVERTISED NAME

Ballinaclash Fruit & Wine

4321-4335 Olympic Hwy South

PHONE

WEB

YOUNG

0418 271 770

ballinaclash.com.au

Freeman Vineyards

101 Prunevale Road

PRUNEVALE

0429 310 309

freemanvineyards.com.au

Grove Estate Wines

4100 Murringo Road

YOUNG

02 6382 6999

groveestate.com.au

Hilltops Region Wine Cellar

Lovell Street

YOUNG

1800 628 233

visithilltopsregion.com.au

Jugiong Wine Cellar

Riverside Drive

JUGIONG

02 6945 4239

jugiongwinecellar.com.au

Trandari Wines

26 Murringo Gap Road

MURRINGO

0407 344 310

trandariwines.com

FOOD & PRODUCE ADVERTISED NAME

ADDRESS

TOWN

PHONE

WEB

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Barnes Store Emporium & Café

356 Albury Street

MURRUMBURRAH

02 6386 3316

barnesstore.com.au

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Boorowa Ex Services & Citizens Club

55-59 Pudman Street

BOOROWA

02 6385 3338

boorowaexservices.com.au

Harden’s House of Honey

330 Albury Street

MURRUMBURRAH

0448 864 325

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Hilltops Honey

PO Box 1234

YOUNG

0429 405 889

hilltopshoney.com

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Hotel Koorawatha

4340 Olympic Way

KOORAWATHA

02 6345 3401

hotelkoorawatha.wixsite.com/main

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Hussy Speciality Coffee & Kitchen 35 Main Street

YOUNG

02 6382 2424

hussyspecialitycoffeeandkitchen.com.au

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The Light Horse Hotel

337 Albury Street

MURRUMBURRAH

02 6386 2237

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The Marsden St General

25 Marsden Street

BOOROWA

02 6385 1981

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The Muddy Duck

344 Albury Street

MURRUMBURRAH

0407 681 915

themuddyduck.com.au

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The Sir George

320 Riverside Drive

JUGIONG

0419 098 828

sirgeorge.com.au

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Wilders Bakery

207 Boorowa Street

YOUNG

02 6382 1275

wilders.com.au

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Young Services Club

46 Cloete Street

YOUNG

02 6382 1944

youngservicesclub.com.au 36

RETAIL

ADVERTISED NAME Annie B’s Full House

ADDRESS

102 Boorowa Street

TOWN

PHONE

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YOUNG

02 6382 5970

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5383 Lachlan Valley Way

BOOROWA

02 6385 3618

Home Finch

82 Pudman Street

BOOROWA

0400 489 266

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The Wool Room

221 Boorowa Street

YOUNG

0447 919 212

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Quirky Crow

1 Riverside Drive

JUGIONG

Woodstock Resources

Shop 1, 4 Doors Up Building, 3619 Jugiong Road

JUGIONG

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boorowadevelopments.wixsite.com/tractors

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Boorowa Tractors

thewoolroom.com.au

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0429 927 185 quirkycrow.net 39 or 0413 138 774 0439 878 470

woodstockresources.com.au

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SERVICES

ADVERTISED NAME

ADDRESS TOWN

Central West Tours

3 Macquarie Street

PHONE

WEB

centralwesttours.com.au

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55 Boorowa Street

YOUNG

02 6380 1600

lfe.org.au

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Parlour J Health & Beauty

Shop 2, 4 Doors Up Building 3619 Jugiong Road

JUGIONG

0408 745 234

parlourj.com.au

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The Barrel Bus & Bar - Hilltops Tours

55 Burrows Road

BURRANGONG

0448 435 247

thebarrelbusandbar.com.au

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ADDRESS TOWN

PHONE

ADVERTISED NAME Bluestill Distillery

161 Henry Lawson Way

0459 155 845

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LFE Community Supports

ATTRACTIONS

COWRA

WEB

YOUNG

0429 844 265

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bluestill.net.au

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boorowamuseum.wordpress.com

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Boorowa & District Historical Society Inc

35 Marsden Street

BOOROWA

0415 207 541

Boorowa Court House Arts & Crafts Co Op

44 Marsden Street

BOOROWA

02 6385 3885

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Boorowa RSL Sub-Branch

PO Box 7, Boorowa, 2586

BOOROWA

0427 004 245

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Bulla Creek Brewery

YOUNG bullacreekbrewing.com.au 45

Grenfell

GRENFELL

02 6343 2059

grenfell.org.au 45

Hilltops Events

1800 628 233

visithilltopsregion.com.au 44

Jugiong Country Experience

JUGIONG

0429 927 185

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Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden

Pitstone Road

YOUNG

1800 628 233

visithilltopsregion.com.au

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Lambing Flat Folk Museum

2 Campbell Street

YOUNG

02 6382 2248

lambingflatfolkmuseum.wordpress.com

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Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory

21 Lovell Street

YOUNG

02 6382 5854

poppa-fudge.myshopify.com

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Southern Cross Cinema

96 Main Street

YOUNG

02 6382 1000

southerncrosscinema.org

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88 Main Street

ACCOMMODATION ADVERTISED NAME

ADDRESS

TOWN

PHONE

WEB

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Boorowa Caravan Park

93-95 Brial Street

BOOROWA

02 6385 3658

Colonial Motel & Serviced Apartments

Olympic Highway

YOUNG

02 6382 2822

colonialmotelyoung.com.au

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Harden Caravan Park

Albury Street

HARDEN

0400 078 467

visithilltopsregion.com.au

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Harden Country Motel

42-50 Albury Street

HARDEN

02 6386 2377

hardenmotel.com.au

49

Heggaton artHouse Apartments

343 Albury Street

MURRUMBURRAH

0407 681 915

heggatonapartments.com.au

49

Papillon Overnight Stays

21 Brock Street

YOUNG

0402 573 301

49

Reflections Holiday Parks

Grabine Lakeside

GRABINE

02 4835 2345

reflectionsholidayparks.com.au

49

Reflections Holiday Parks

Wyangala Waters

WYANGALA

02 6345 0877

reflectionsholidayparks.com.au

49

Wantana Cottage Farmstay

BOOROWA

0427 200 981

airbnb.com.au-wantanacottagefarmstay

49

Young Tourist Park

YOUNG

02 6382 2190

youngcaravanpark.com.au 49

17 Edwards Street

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Thinking about a move, we have jobs for a range of careers, homes with gardens and not a tall building in sight.

Shady parks and open green spaces provide a place to run around or sit and relax with a book. Creeks and lakes provide sanctuary for swans, frogs and fish. Children are well cared for in childcare centres and school holiday programs. Our village primary schools nurture the curiosity of our little ones while the larger schools and high schools in our towns encourage ambition. The warming sense of belonging, inclusiveness and community is felt in our villages through to the bigger towns. Join a tennis or golf club, take a yoga class or workout at the gym. We have a number of community groups including the Country Women’s Association and the Men’s Sheds who will welcome you. Families often live out of town with room for an animal or ten, while retirees can access excellent independent Living and Aged Care facilities. Our hospitals deliver first rate care and our churches are active in the community. Canberra is just a couple of hours away offering all the conveniences of a big city.

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