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.

The Abercrombie Caves - Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve - Oberon Area

Enjoy a bushwalk in the Abercrombie River National, 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.

Mayfield Garden - Oberon Area - Blue Mountains

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 in this area on the historic Oberon Colong Stock 4WD Stock Route, which takes you through beautiful wilderness and past the historic mining ghost town of Yerranderie. 


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  1. Glamping in the Garden

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Monday 30 April 2018 , Oberon

    This Autumn they are offering a pop-up luxury camping experience (glamping) in the spectacular grounds of Mayfield. Immerse yourself in a night like no other – in a world class location while delighting the senses. Glamp in absolute comfor…

    28 Apr - 30 Apr
  2. Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Oberon

    During the 16 day Autumn Festival the Hawkins Family opens its Private Garden to visitors so this is your opportunity to explore the entire 160 acres of Mayfield. Get lost in the traditional English inspired Maze, see the Croquet Court, the…

    28 Apr - 29 Apr
  3. The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Saturday 02 February 2019 , Oberon

    Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Tablelands Way Oberon Farmers Markets. Each month the lovely quaint grounds at St Barnabas Church become a flurry of activity complete with some truly delightful smells which lure passers by to…

    05 May - 02 Feb
  4. Mayfield Garden Winter Festival

    Saturday 07 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Oberon

    Although it is cooler outside, does it really mean you have to hibernate? Mayfield is a European inspired garden, do what the Europeans do: rug up and explore. With parts of the Private Garden open including: the Amphitheatre, Croquet Cou…

    07 Jul - 22 Jul
  5. Mayfield Garden Spring Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: October 2018 , Oberon

    The Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden which is a year-round visitor experience. Mayfield Garden Spring Festival offer visitors a rare chance to …

    15 Oct - 30 Oct