Welcome to Yass Valley - The best of the Canberra Region...

Yass Valley, just 45 minutes from Canberra offers a variety of experiences.  With a proud heritage connection to early rural Australia, a modern and well renowned food and wine scene, touring around Yass Valley is an experience not to be missed and sure to amaze the young and the young at heart as you explore the regions towns and villages.

With quality affordable accommodation and a comprehensive year round events calendar celebrating the past and present lifestyle of our region there's never been a better time to take a short break, visit Yass Valley and experience how life should be...

Your Yass Valley Adventure...

You’ll absorb the outdoors at its best from the beautiful waters of Burrinjuck abounding with life, to awe inspiring Careys Cave and the prehistoric wonders of Wee Jasper.

You’ll detect echoes of Australian history in haunts of the highwaymen and bush poets like Banjo Paterson and walk in the footsteps of great explorer Hamilton Hume. From fabulous food and wine to rugged natural adventures, there’s a world of experiences for everyone just outside Canberra, so you can combine your trip to the capital with genuine Australian country atmosphere.

We’re just a quick motorway drive from Sydney and the perfect stop-off on the Sydney-Melbourne route. You’ll be welcomed in places like country inns with warm fires, or stylish restaurants serving the lush bounty of our valley.

You’ll find a modern community growing at about 3% a year, where people still talk to each other and love the space and the air. Part of the experience are the many varied places to stay from ancient inns where candles burn over home cooked dinner, to vineyard breaks, nature hideaways and authentic bush camping, RV stops, old homesteads, farmstays, modern country motels and country pubs.

Whether you want adventures in some of the world’s oldest landscape, take on a challenging walking track, raise a glass or simply relax on an old verandah or by a meandering river… Yass Valley is a place for a real break.