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Cooling off this Summer

As the weather warms up, and school holidays approach it time to  plan where you are going to go to cool off and spend some time by the water.

Yass Valley has plenty of hidden swimming spots where you and the family can kick back, relax and enjoy the summertime. And what’s best they’re all within an hour’s drive from Yass.

Swimming Pools

For a safe and fun place to cool down head to one of the local swimming pools. Both Yass and Binalong public swimming pools have lap and toddler pools, ensuring all ages and swimming abilities are catered for. Yass pool has a traditional kiosk offering refreshments. While Binalong pool has food and drinks available from vending machines to keep you fed and hydrated during your visit. Both provide standard amenities including toilets, showers, disabled facilities and grassed areas for picnics.

Freshwater Rivers and Waterfalls

Do your prefer canoeing, liloing, fishing or simply relaxing in cool, fresh water rivers?  Then pack a picnic or BBQ supplies and head out to the Wee Jasper Reserves for a day of  fun! Micalong Creek Reserve boasts a beautiful waterfall, cascading down into a natural swimming hole.

Swinging Bridge Reserve is ideal for a spot of fishing and the perfect spot to launch your canoe or lilo. Paddle or float along the Goodradigbee River to Billy Grace reserve, fun for the whole family! At Billy Grace reserve you will find toilets, showers, a playground, BBQ area and small kiosk offering the bare essentials. The office also issues three day fishing licenses. Take a tent or camper and spend a few days and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

Lakes & Waterways

Do you crave watersports but prefer a few more creature comforts? Then one of the four tourist parks hugging the shores and rivers off Lake Burrinjuck are sure to satisfy all your needs. Only 15 mins from Yass, Good Hope Resort and Hume Park Tourist Park offer access to the dam for day visitors and overnight guests (fees apply for both). Or a little further afield Burrinjuck Waters Holiday Park and Lake Burrinjuck Leisure Resort offer the same access. All four resorts offer powered and unpowered camping sites and cabins.

Take your fishing rod, canoe, lilo, or boat and head out for a day of skiing, knee boarding or biscuiting. Please remember, safety first – the dam is bursting with adventure seekers over the warmer months!

If you like the ease of traditional swimming pools or prefer getting closer to nature by cooling off in pebble lined streams, Yass Valley has it all! You won’t be disappointed when seeking the perfect place to cool down this summer right here in Yass Valley.

Please remember that the conditions/levels of the waterways may change due to the drought in Yass Valley. Our local swimming pools are controlled, however natural swimming holes, rivers and creeks are not controlled.