The Oberon area is a rich treasury of country pleasures. Explore breathtaking caves, ride a horse, experience colonial history, trek through rugged World Heritage listed wilderness, fish for trout, sample the local truffle products – there are plenty of surprises in store.
About Oberon Area
Beautiful limestone caves, historic townships and rugged country trails make the Oberon Area a wonderful place to explore. Take a tour through one of the most spectacular cave systems in the world at Jenolan Caves, home to underground rivers, limestone chambers and incredible formations.
Abercrombie and Wombeyan Caves, just over a one-hour drive from Oberon, are also accessible. Abercrombie Caves is famous for The Archway, the biggest natural limestone bridge in the southern hemisphere.
South of Oberon, Abercrombie River National Park is a thrilling wilderness dissected by three rivers and numerous creeks. Enjoy a bushwalk, paddle a canoe, drop in a line, take a 4WD tour with Detour Adventures or choose an adventure with Simmos Offroad Tours. The Abercrombie River National Park has four campsites to choose from, with both family friendly and offroad touring options.
Visit the exqusite grounds of Oberon's Mayfield Garden, one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens. Amble over bridges and enjoy the fountains and colonnade of London plane trees. There’s also a cafe serving a paddock-to-plate menu plus local wines, beers and cold beverages.
Classified by the National Trust, the village of O’Connell, 23kms from Oberon, is a reminder of the time when this was a stop on the original road between Bathurst and Sydney. Explore the historic buildings before enjoying dinner by the fireside or a pub lunch outside under the elm tree at the O'Connell Hotel, built in 1865.
Off Honeysuckle Creek Road near the village of Tarana, Evans Crown Reserve features spectacular granite formations silhouetted against a bright sky. At an altitude of 1100m, the reserve offers amazing views over the surroundings. The path to the top winds through snow gums and yellow box, and keep an eye out for wallabies, kangaroos and echidnas.
Adventure also beckons on the historic Oberon Colong Stock 4WD Stock Route, which takes you through beautiful wilderness and past the historic mining ghost town of Yerranderie.