Yass is the next major centre the traveler will arrive when heading south on the Hume Highway. The town has recently been by-passed and as a result the locals have got their town back. Yass is a nice town with plenty of heritage characteristics.
The name appears to have been derived from an Aboriginal word, "Yarrh" (or "Yharr"), said to mean 'running water'.
It is popular with tourists, some from Canberra and others taking a break from the Hume Highway.
The Yass area was first seen by Europeans in 1821 and by 1830 settlement had begun. It was founded where the nascent Sydney to Melbourne road crossed water in the form of the Yass River.
Yass is a great centre that its heritage and growth ‘the glory days’ on the back of the Merino Sheep.