An Evening with the Waifs

25th Anniversary tour coming to Young

2017 marks the continuation of The Waifs 25th Anniversary tour across Australia – including to the Hilltops Region with a visit to Young on Tuesday 21st November. The Waifs are celebrating and commemorating this event having released their critically acclaimed double album called “Ironbark” which took out the number one position on the Aria charts, the first time for the band to have achieved this milestone.

Ironbark was recorded in true Waifs style in a make shift studio in the unfinished kitchen of Josh Cunningham’s rural retreat on the NSW South Coast across two weeks. The name references the majestic eucalyptus standing sentinel over the band as they recorded, and the resilience and inner strength of the wood as opined in the song of the same title.  

An Evening with The Waifs features over two hours of music that spans their 25 year history of touring with their sets determined with input from you, and laced with your stories.

Make the most of your time and the savour the sights, sounds and tastes of Young and the wider Hilltops Region.

Young is less than two hour’s drive from Canberra. The town offers the amenities of an urban centre, award-winning coffee, scrumptious eateries near formal parks and lakes along the creek. Leave shopping malls behind and step into the sunlight of Young’s vibrant centre, with exclusive boutiques, hair and beauty salons, three supermarkets, top-level gourmet butchers, and great homewares and DIY shopping.

The Hilltops Region’s climate and rich soils provide all the essentials required for the growing and ripening of stone fruits, with cherries the main fruit produced in the region. Cherry orchards are open during November and a visit to watch the Waifs provides a wonderful opportunity to pick your own or buy direct from the Orchard.

The region is also home to some of Australia’s finest wines. At the recent NSW Wine Awards, out of the 58 Gold Medal awarded, 12 were awarded to Hilltops Region Wines, more than any other NSW Wine Region. No trip to the Hilltops Region is complete without a visit to one of our cellar doors.

From picturesque farm stays to charming Bed and Breakfasts, comfy motels and hotels, convenient campsites and self-catering furnished cottages, the Hilltops Region has a style of accommodation to suit every taste and budget. If you’re struggling finding accommodation in Young, try the nearby towns of HardenBoorowa or Jugiong.

On the banks of the Murrumbidgee River just off the Hume Highway, the picturesque village of Jugiong is an ideal entry point and introduction to the Hilltops Region. 90 minutes from Canberra, 20 minutes from Gundagai, with charming local tourism businesses, Jugiong a great stopping place to refresh for your journey. The Long Track Pantry, in the beautifully restored Jugiong General Store, is a thriving produce store and café loved by locals and travellers alike. Serving home-style breakfast and lunch from Wednesday to Monday, the warm and welcoming eatery is the embodiment of Hilltops dining. Next door the Sir George combines a modern, elegant design, premium dining, (with their own bakery) complemented by professional friendly service.

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