This rich diverse region was first settled by Europeans 187 years ago. In 1826 James White settled at Burrangong Station, now known as Young. The area was reserved for lambing ewes, and therefore was in turn given the name of ‘Lambing Flat’. In 1860 White’s nephew found gold in the area, prompting approximately 20,000 miners to come and try their luck. If you are interested in this part of Young’s rich history, we recommend Gold Trails. The yearly Lambing Flat Chinese Festival in March also pays tribute to this important era in our history.
Young is also known as the ‘Cherry Capital of Australia’, with a wonderful cherry season running from late November to early January. Make sure you visit Young during that time, or come along to our yearly Cherry Festival in December.
Young is also the perfect spot from which to explore our beautiful Hilltops region. Enjoy the glorious countryside, award winning foods & wines, orchards, gardens and festivals that Young has to offer!