Located just 45 minutes from Canberra, the nation’s capital, Yass Valley offers a variety of experiences uniquely combining the old and the new.
With a proud heritage connection to early rural Australia, the Yass Valley boasts a number of beautiful heritage buildings, such as the National Trust’s Cooma Cottage, former home of Hamilton Hume.
But you are not stuck in the past when it comes to refreshments, with the Yass Valley region having a modern and well-renowned food and wine scene.
Nestled in some amazing natural countryside from high quality grazing lands of the Yass plains to the rolling hills of Wee Jasper, there are also the exceptional waterways of Lake Burrinjuck.
Touring around the Yass Valley is a rich and fulfilling experience with many interesting and attractive towns and villages to explore.
There is plenty of quality and affordable accommodation to suit all budgets.
With a comprehensive year-round events calendar, celebrating the past and present lifestyle of our region, there's always something wonderful to see or do in Yass Valley.
The Classic Yass event on the first weekend in November combines beautiful open gardens, classic vintage vehicles, a billy cart derby and an inspiring arts trail – with events all through the Yass Valley over the entire weekend.
With gorgeous spring sunshine and so much to see and do, there’s never been a better time to take a short break, visit Yass Valley and experience how life should be...