Wee Jasper Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Wee Jasper

Wee Jasper is a picturesque village located on the beautiful Goodradigbee River, at the western foot of the Brindabella Ranges.

During summer, the shallow fresh waters of the Goodradigbee River provide a welcome relief for locals and visitors. The Wee Jasper Valley sits in an ancient seabed and has many places of interest for geology enthusiasts. Join a Fossil Field Tour and visit Carey's Cave.

Wee Jasper is a camping and RV paradise with five beautiful camping reserves and many spectacular places to stop. Bushwalking along the river or on parts of the Hume and Hovell Walking Track from the Fitzpatrick Trackhead allows immersion in nature and encounters with locals - some 56 species of birds and many readily-spotted mammals and reptiles.

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Wee Jasper: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Hume and Hovell Walking Track


The Hume and Hovell Walking Track extends from Cooma Cottage Yass to Albury. It follows as closely as possible the route taken by the famous overland explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell. The track skirts around the high mountain ranges and crosses some farming country and forestry lands; about half the track is along roads, or on forestry vehicle tracks.

The 440 kilometres track is well signposted and provides opportunities for numerous day walks, weekend walks or for the 'long distance' walker a 21 day walk.

Eighteen campsites with clearings, pit toilets, water, and tables have been established along the route. Distance between campsites varies from six to 30 kilometres and camping (no facilities) is also allowed in between the established sites.

There are also three special track heads along the route (about 100 kilometres apart) with hot water, showers, and electric cooking plates amongst the facilities.




Fitzpatrick Trackhead
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 0.8K from Wee Jasper

Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River


Completed in 1896, the Wee Jasper Bridge is an early example of an Allan type timber truss road bridge. Allan trusses were third in the five stage design evolution of NSW timber truss bridges, and were a major improvement over the McDonald trusses which preceded them.

The Wee Jasper bridge is a representative example of Allan timber truss road bridges, and is assessed as being State significant, primarily on the basis of its technical and historical significance.

Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River.




Main Road 278
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 0.9K from Wee Jasper

Careys Cave


The gem of Wee Jasper.

Travelling to Wee Jasper is a journey through one of the most diverse geological landscapes in Australia. The road passes through a range of volcanic and sedimentary rocks with a mix of broad acre and grazing rural properties. After crossing the historic bridge over the Goodradigbee River you drive through the village to the school at the end of the road and turn right, the sealed road will take you six kilometres out to Careys Cave.

Described as one of the most beautiful and fascinating tour cave systems in Australia, Careys Caves offers opportunities not found on conventional cave tours. There are a total of seven beautiful chambers of Crystal formations. There are 30 steps down into Careys Cave. After this, most of the pathways are fairly level. The floors of the chambers are mostly flat and you have the opportunity to explore different options.





Caves Road Via Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 4.9K from Wee Jasper

Wee Jasper Reserves


Wee Jasper Reserves are a popular holiday, recreation and touring destination, with beautiful camping areas beside rushing rivers and cascading streams, idyllic picnic spots and pristine bush.

The Wee Jasper Valley offers all sorts of outdoor and underground activities. The Reserves and surrounding areas are a haven for native animals and birds. The night sky is simply amazing. You really can't get much closer to nature!

There are five camping reserves offering a variety of facilities. Toilets, water, barbecues and picnic tables are available at most of the reserves, but no power. Pets are welcome. Be as active or as lazy as you like. Plenty of great bushwalks, go fishing or just sit back and relax. Close to State Forests for mountain bikes and horses.




Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 6.4K from Wee Jasper

Burrinjuck Dam


Originally the Aboriginal Booren Yiack, then Barren Jack and now Burrinjuck, the name has become renowned as a nature and water wonderland on the headwaters of the Murrumbidgee River 60 kilometres from Yass.

Constructed over more than 20 years, the Burrinjuck Dam remains one of the world's largest irrigation dams, an engineering feat that provides water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area for crops, river flows and town supplies.

Lake Burrinjuck attracts a quarter of a million tourists each year, not just for almost every water sport imaginable, but some of the state's best bushwalking, birdwatching and picnicking in 75 hectares of unspoilt natural playgrounds.






Burrinjuck Road
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 15.2K from Wee Jasper

Hume Park - for Day Visitors


Hume Park is located on the backwaters of Lake Burrinjuck and was established in 1927. It was developed to commemorate the epic crossing of the flooded Murrumbidgee River by the Hume and Hovell expedition in October 1824. Brief details of this event are on a stone cairn near the boat ramp.

Easily accessible, tree shaded, relaxing and quiet, it is ideal for day visitors and a water skier's haven with plenty of room to move around. Please phone the operator for the current water levels. If you wish to stay a little longer there are Powered and unpowered sites, and cabins are also available.

The facilities include a kiosk, public amenities, picnic area and swimming area, barbecue, fishing (licences available at the kiosk), launching ramp, fuel, indoor amusement centre, water ski equipment and accessories.

Bring the whole family along for a peaceful escape.




Good Hope Road
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 24.9K from Wee Jasper

Wee Jasper: Events

Dragon Dreaming Festival


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Whether you are coming from around the corner, around the country or around the world, they excitedly look forward to having you joining them for the Seventh Dragon Dreaming Festival!

Situated in Wee Jasper about an hours drive from Yass town.

Dragon Dreaming will dish up a feast of goodness prepared just for you, featuring some of the amazing artistic talent that the region and country has to offer. The journey will be truly delectable and regardless of your tastes, there will be something to satisfy every appetite.

As many of you already know, the festival is the art piece and they are all co-creators. Every little part of the event becomes part of the composition: something not just to be seen but to be experienced, and every person who attends helps nurture the dragon's dream.



Event Dates
2015
      23rd Oct
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2016
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Wee Jasper Reserves
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 2.0K from Wee Jasper

Wee Jasper Markets


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Wee Jasper Markets are just getting bigger and better each year. Held at the picturesque Fitzpatrick Trackhead Reserve, stalls include local produce and local wines, wine tasting, homemade sauces, cakes and muffins, herbs and spices, plants, photography, trash and treasure, food, drinks, fresh coffee and the list goes on. Many things to sample, try and buy.

The location is four kilometres south of Wee Jasper village. A great day out for the whole family.




Event Dates
2015
      4th Oct
2016
      4th Oct


Nottingham Road
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 2.8K from Wee Jasper

Fireside Festival


Make your winter escape an enjoyable one by joining the Fireside Festival.

The Fireside Festival is a series of events celebrating winter... it's all about curling up by the crackling fire, tasting the best winter cuisine, enjoying glasses of fine wine, discovering new places and experiences, relaxing with friends and family and immersing yourself in winter.

The exciting month of events will include everything from degustation dinners, wine tastings, performances, special exhibitions and packages all with a winter theme. You'll also enjoy hot chocolates, gluhwein and hearty winter food, even trail riding; the experiences are endless.

The Fireside Festival takes place in regional venues across the Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Lake George and Canberra region.


Event Dates
2016
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Various locations in Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore and Canberra region
Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 23.8K from Wee Jasper

Wine, Roses and All That Jazz Festival


Relax and celebrate the coming of Spring with cool climate wines and laid back sounds at the Wine, Roses and All That Jazz Festival.

Shake off the winter blues and meet some of the makers of the Canberra District's nationally and internationally recognised wines at their own cellar door, enjoy guided tours of vineyards by their owners, and taste the latest wines from a region renowned for its diversity of geography and variety.

Visit the Canberra District Wine Industry Association web site for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Nov
      6th Nov


Various venues,
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Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582

Located 23.8K from Wee Jasper

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