Japanese Gardens, Wellington NSW

The Wellington Osawano Japanese Gardens are located eight kilometres south east of Wellington on the Mitchell Highway. The Gardens encompass manicured gardens, a man-made mountain, cascading stream and reflection lake.

The gardens were constructed between February and November 1999 and were gifted by Osawano Town Council, however the design and construction of the gardens was undertaken by Wellington Council. The gardens were officially opened on 21 November 1999.

There are 1,500 individual plant specimens within the gardens comprising 126 different species.

Dubbo Regional Council

Cherries in Young, NSW

There are many orchards and “pick your own” cherries in Young – the Cherry Capital of Australia!  The drive from Canberra to Young is less than 2 hours and 4 hours from Sydney.  Young celebrates the annual National Cherry Festival on the first weekend in December and this 3 day celebration includes the Street Parade, Christmas Street Market, cherry pie eating championships, cherry pip spitting competition, live music, drum and pipe bands and more. 

Iandra Castle

Iandra Castle was owned by a Mr George Henry Greene who also pioneered the share-farming system in Australia. Mr Greene brought in trades and materials from overseas and built the village of Greenethorpe for his workers.

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Visitor Information Centre. Young

Believe it or not but it is very hard to find any information about the Railway Station in Young. We know it was built around 1886 and that passenger trains stopped arriving here 25-30 years ago and freight trains stopped in September 2009.

Young Council.

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Park. Young

Named after Lord Carrington, Governor of NSW who visited Young in 1889 to officially switch the lights on. Young was the first town in NSW to have electric lights in the streets and private homes. The Rotunda was built in 1912 to recognise the contribution of the band master WF Roberts.

Young Council

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Iandra Station and Mount Oriel Homestead. Greenthorpe

The property of Iandra was purchased by Mr. Greene in 1878 and consisted of 32,000 ac (13,000 Ha). In 1880 he commenced building his first house, of bricks fired on the property.  In 1908 he commenced the conversion of this single storey brick house to a two-storey reinforced concrete building on the same foundations. During this period he built the reinforced concrete stables, water tower with silo beneath, filtration plant, sheds, and 40 houses for the sharefarmers.

Young Shire Council.

Church. Canowindra

Large and High standing Church, located at the top of a hill with well maintained rose gardens. Situated directly next to the local school.

Cabonne Council

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Park. Canowindra

This lovely park has play facilities, a big, well maintained rose garden and is surrounded by these amazing mature palm trees.

Cabonne Council.

Yeoval Park

Park. Yeoval

Park in small town of Yeoval with undercover picnic table, lovely well maintained gardens with tin animals lining the fence around the park.

Cabonne Council.