As you make your way into the historic township of Yackandandah, you will be greeted with rows of stunning deciduous trees, which put on a particularly colourful display during Autumn. These iconic trees frame what is one of the most charming streetscapes in Australia, with historic buidlings made of timber, stone and brick. Yackandandah's commercial centre has been classified by the National Trust and features many well-preserved buildings which date back to the mid and late 1800s during the height of the town's gold mining era.
Yackandandah is home to many acclaimed artists, from potters to painters, sculptors to stitchers. Wander the stunning streets of Yack and discover unique artworks in the eclectic galleries, shops and studios. The old train station has been converted into a gallery and workspace to support up and coming artists. If you want to refine your artistic skills, take a class or workshop at the Station, or just browse through the market style display showcasing local artists. For those with a yearning for the yesteryear, the antique vendors of Yackandandah are a treasure trove of one of a kind, vintage gems.
Music is at the very heart and soul of Yackandandah. You will often hear the sound of the local musicians jamming together at the pub or buskers on the footpath on a sunny afternoon. Venture into many of the shops and you'll discover a unique range of instruments and memorabilia. Even the region's local music station, Indigo FM is broadcast out of Yackandandah, with locals taking to the microphone. The highlight of the musical calendar, attracting thousands of music lovers from all over Australia and the world, is the renowned Yackandandah Folk Festival, where the streets come alive with colourful personalities, world class musicians and family friendly activities.
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