A former goldmining city located in the western part of The Great Dividing Range, New South Wales, about half way between Bathurst and Wagga Wagga. Young is part of New South Wales Capital Country Region.
Young is known as the ‘Cherry Capital of Australia', with some of the local cherry and stone fruit orchards offering the chance for visitors the ‘pick your own'. Cherries are available from mid November through to late December. Other stone fruit is usually available until the end of March. Major events include the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival in April, and the National Cherry Festival on the first weekend in December.