Next Departure Date: 04 Dec 2018
Member Price (per person): $110
Non Member Price (per person): $130
Tour Duration: 1 Day
First settled in 1826, the township of Young has grown from a humble sheep station to the thriving regional centre we see today. Rich in history and character, the area was catapulted to the forefront of Colonial New South Wales with the discovery of gold in 1860. This precious metal proved to be an important catalyst in the development of Young and the surrounding area. Originally reserved for lambing ewes, the area was first known as ‘Lambing Flat’ because of its well-sheltered valley with reliable water supply. The tranquil valley remained as such for 34 years until 1860, when gold was discovered. Young is also acknowledged as the first local government area to institute a rural school bus system in New South Wales. Widely known as the ‘Cherry Capital of Australia’ the area boasts many cherry and stone fruit orchards.
This morning we depart Canberra and travel to Young to visit Poppa’s Fudge Factory. Here we will have morning tea served from the coach with the added bonus of cherry pie supplied by Poppa’s Fudge Factory! Inside Poppa’s store there will be a sample bar of fudges and jams for you to taste. There are also 50 different fudges and 40 jams available for sale, as well as a huge range of sweets and lollies, fresh cherries, dried cherries, jams, sauces, chutneys and many other condiments. You can watch jam making in progress in the jam kitchen. After our visit we will board the coach for a guided tour of Young before heading to Allambie Orchard where we enjoy lunch including cherry pie and a tour and talk on cherries. Here you can also pick your own cherries, or there will be pre-packed cherries for sale. Departing the orchard, we make our way home commencing drop offs at approximately 5:30pm.Booking Request Download Brochure Terms & Conditions