Benview and the local towns.
Benview is located within the Yass Valley Shire on the Dog Trap Road, which extends from Yass Town almost to the border of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Benview is at the ACT end of Dog Trap Road, allowing easy commuting along the Barton Highway to the central business district of Canberra.
The nearest town to Benview is the Village of Hall, which also predates the foundation of the ACT. Hall is a small village, which retains much of its character from the past, and has businesses that service the rural areas across the nearby new South Wales border.
Yass is a much larger town than the Village of Hall. Yass also retains its character and history from times past, and is increasingly becoming home to people who work in Canberra. It is close to the Hume Highway and the interstate railway, which provide the main transport links between Melbourne and Sydney.
The Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.
Benview is halfway between Canberra and Yass. The property is at the top of an escarpment, which drops down to the Murrumbidgee River. The Murrumbidgee River is part of the Murray-Darling Basin, one of Australia's largest drainage divisions which covers one-seventh of the continent. Across the Murrumbidgee to the south west are the Brindabella Mountains, and beyond that the Kosciusko National Park with the Snowy Mountains. The Kosciusko National Park contains a number of ski resorts, with Mount Kosciusko being the highest mountain in Australia.
Where Benview is in Australia
Probably the best way to appreciate the location of Benview is to search Maps at google.com
for - 2874 dog trap road jeir - , using the Satellite View ticked for "Show labels". The resulting picture should be a close up view which contains most of Benview. You can then Zoom Out one step at a time until you reach a picture of the whole of Australia.
(When you click on the link for Maps at google.com and the links below, a page will open in a new window. To return here, just close that window.)
Further information about Benview and the surrounding areas.You can find the history of Yass Valley from Yass Valley Council as well as more information about Yass.
On the Hall Community Internet Site there is information about coming events and community activities in Hall Village.
australianexplorer.com gives a good introduction to the Australian Capital Territory.
The ACT Government Entry point provides considerable information, and access to services in Canberra and the region.
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