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Getting Here

The Hilltops wine and food region is becoming increasingly recognised for producing quality cool climate wines, foods whilst offering an authentic country experience. Cellar doors are open, offering the opportunity to taste and purchase fine wines and quality produce.


By Car

Young is situated on the A41 (Olympic Highway) and is approximately 2 hours drive from the Canberra area and 4 hours from Sydney.

Harden and Boorowa in the southern part of the Hilltops Region are 20-30 minutes closer to both Canberra and Sydney.


By Train

There is one daily CountryLink service to Young connecting with the XPT train in Cootamundra. From Cootamundra it is a short half an hour coach transfer to Young. The bus to Cootamundra arrives in Young from either Dubbo or Bathurst at 11.35am and returns back to Young at 3.35pm from Cootamundra.

From Cootamundra station there are direct passenger train services from Sydney Central (5 hours) and Melbourne Southern Cross (6 hours). Direct train services are also available from both Sydney and Melbourne to Harden Station.

For more information and all enquiries about this service please contact CountryLink direct on 13 22 32.

Qantas Q400

By Air

The Hilltops Region’s closest airport is Canberra – a little over an hour from the southern part of the region or around 1 hour 45 mins from Young. Sydney International Airport is approximately 3.5 hour drive to the region (or 4 hours to Young).


By Public Transport

Young Community Transport

Young Community Transport offers a same day return bus services from Young to Canberra and Wagga Wagga.

Drop off points in Canberra are the three major hospitals, the Jolimont Interchange in Canberra City and the Canberra Airport.

Drop off points in Wagga Wagga include medical institutions, the airport and University.

This service to and from Canberra is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday and operates via Boorowa whilst the Wagga service is on Tuesday and Thursday.

Bookings need to be made directly with Young Community Transport (6382 1518) or click here for more information.

Cost is $15 for a one way trip of $25 for a return trip