Yet another vibrant inland NSW town. Young is the ‘cherry growing capitol of Australia’. That means Young is a very cold place in winter. Young is also a town at the crossroads and intersection of number highways that cross this relatively prosperous area of NSW. Like the other towns in the area Young primarily services the rural community.

Young is that sort of town that now supports major discount stores that would be putting pressure on the retail dollars in Main Street,

The town is named after Sir John Young, the Governor of NSW during 1861-7.

Gold was found in the district in 1860. Until that time the area was called Lambing Flat, a reference to the grazing of sheep that was the main industry until mining. The town was gazetted in 1861. The goldfields produced 470,000 ounces of gold sent by escort from the fields.

November 1860 through to June 1861 anti-Chinese miners attacked Chinese gold miners in the area, now known as the infamous Lambing Flat riots. Young Shire Council has established Lambing Flat Gardens adjacent to the site of Chinaman’s Dam, which is an old railway dam about 4 km south of Young and is a lasting tribute and apology for wrongdoings. A highly recommended visit. The Young Museum presents a good record of history.

The Young War Memorial is adjacent to the rail line.

The Young hotels are a strong representation of a very busy mining era.

The Catholic Church is a magnificent structure and all denominations are represented.

When visiting Young allow a minimum of a day.




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course