Sunday, 15 January 2017


Yass Swimming Pool
Australian summer is all about warm weather, holidays filled with adventure and of course, time by the water to seek reprieve from the dry country heat. In Yass Valley, there are plenty of hidden swimming spots where you can kick back, relax and enjoy the summertime while outdoors. And what’s best – they’re all within an hour’s drive from Yass Town.

Traditional swimming pools

For a safe and fun place to cool down with family and friends 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 lush grassed areas for picnics.

Freshwater rivers and waterfalls

If canoeing, liloing, fishing or simply relaxing in a cool, fresh water river is more your style, pack a picnic or BBQ supplies and head out to the Wee Jasper Reserves for a day of frolicking fun! Micalong Creek Reserve boasts a beautiful waterfall, cascading down into a deep, natural swimming hole, with water so fresh it takes your breath away!

Swinging Bridge Reserve is ideal for a spot of fishing (three day licenses available at the office at Billy Grace Reserve) and the perfect spot to launch your canoe or lilo. Paddle or float along the Goodradigbee River to Billy Grace reserve, where you will find toilets, showers, a playground, BBQ area and small kiosk offering the bare essentials. The best thing about these and the other reserves at Wee Jasper is that you can take a tent or camper and spend a few days “off the grid” and enjoy quality time with loved ones.


If you crave watersports but would 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 and like their counterparts, powered and unpowered camping sites and cabins.

Take your fishing rod, canoe or lilo, or if you’re fortunate enough to own a boat or have a friend that does, head out for a day of skiing, knee boarding or biscuiting, but remember, safety first – the dam is bursting with adventure seekers over the warmer months!

Lake Burrinjuck
Whether you prefer the ease of access to traditional swimming pools or becoming one with nature while 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.

***When travelling to remote areas in Yass Valley please ensure you have adequate fuel for the return trip and any other essentials required as access to items and mobile reception may be limited.

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