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Young – Things to see.

A February 2011 trip to Young by LenR

Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens Photo, Young, New South Wales More Photos
Quote: Young is a vibrant country town in the south-west slopes of New South Wales. There are friendly locals, exciting festivals, thought provoking history and great places to visit. The landscaped Chinese Tribute gardens and the Lambing Flat Folk Museum are must-see places but here are some other suggestions as well.

Young Visitor Information Centre

Hotel | "Visitor Information Centre"

Young Visitor Information Centre Photo, Young, New South Wales
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Located in the historic former Young Railway Station, the Young Visitor Information Centre should probably be your first point of call in Young. By taking the time to call into the centre, visitors can maximise the time that they have to spend in the area by receiving the latest information as well as local knowledge and advice. There is plenty of parking and they can make accommodation bookings for you. You need to pick up a copy of their excellent colour brochure of the district.The Centre is open seven days a week and has a large range of information to enhance your stay including up to date information regarding Young's attractions, wineries, recreational facilities, history and accomm...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2011

Young Visitor Information Centre
Young Railway Station, Lovell Street
Young, NSW 2594
(02) 6382 3394

Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens

Attraction | "Chinese Tribute Gardens"

Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens Photo, Young, New South Wales
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The Chinese Tribute Gardens are located at the Chinaman's Dam reserve just four kilometres from the town centre. Now a well established garden set in a quiet, relaxing and picturesque site, the gardens are the perfect spot for a relaxing morning or afternoon with picnic facilities and barbecues. The gardens are open every day until sunset. From the car park with its BBQs, we crossed the little bridge to a pleasant garden with its pagoda, formal lions, shrubbery and stonework and the Pool of Tranquility. As you walk around the park, you will reach the superb bronze "Galloping Horse", a replica of an original found in a Han Dynasty tomb dating back 1600 years. You will also find many trees p...Read More

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Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Gardens
Pitstone Road
Young, NSW, Australia
02-6382 3394

Lambing Flat Folk Museum Photo, Young, New South Wales
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Lambing Flat Folk Museum is located within the former Young Public School building, built in 1883. The museum is operated by the Young Historical Society and is full of artefacts and memorabilia relating to Young's history. Visitors can browse at their leisure through the five main display areas. From the historically significant 'Roll-Up Banner' carried by the miners during the Anti-Chinese Riots of June 1861, items from the gold rush era, items from local dentists, barbers, hairdressers and World War 1 and 11 and the early establishment of Young.As with most such museums in Australian country towns it is run by a volunteer group of enthusiasts. As also is common, the result is a rather e...Read More

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Lambing Flat Folk Museum
Campbell Street
Young, NSW, Australia
Tel: 02-6382 2248

Festivals

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Cheeries Photo, Young, New South Wales
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Like many progressive country towns, Young has been developing a series of festivals and activities throughout the year. Two particularly stand out – the National Cherry Festival and the Lambing Flat Festival.‘Young is the place to be during the Cherry season. The National Cherry Festival is celebrating its 62nd Anniversary in 2011 and is going to even bigger and better with many new events planned. Young receives thousands of visitors from Australia and beyond during the festival, providing the opportunity to the community of Young – also known as the Cherry Capital of Australia – to celebrate not only the cherry season and harvest (November-December), but the strong sense of pride that e...Read More

Poppa's Fudge Factory

Attraction | "Poppa’s Fudge Factory"

Poppa's Fudge Factory Photo, Young, New South Wales
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Poppa's Fudge Factory is an emporium of gift ware, home ware, gourmet lollies and, of course, fudge. In 2004, Young locals, Kevin and Vicki Powderly introduced Poppa's Fudge Factory to their existing giftware business. It proved to be extremely popular with locals and visitors alike drawing many people from near and far to sample the delicate fudge and confectionary. It was such a resounding success that in 2008 Vicki and Kevin Powderly were awarded the prestigious Young Business of the Year Award. We visited not knowing quite what to expect. We found that Poppa's is open seven days a week offering customers a wide range of locally and freshly produce There are home-made jams and chutneys,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2011

Poppa's Fudge Factory
Shop 1 Lovell Place
Young, NSW, Australia
02 6382 5854