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.

An entrance to the Abercrombie Caves, near Bathurst

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. 

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Oberon Community and Farmers Market

    Saturday 05 January 2019 to Saturday 02 February 2019 , Oberon

    Sample a smorgasbord of local produce at The Oberon Community and Farmers Market. 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 Jan - 02 Feb
  2. Oberon Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Oberon

    Oberon's annual Agricultural Show returns. Enjoy plenty of action and activity at the Oberon Show. A colourful showcase of country life with plenty of action and activity including dog championships, equestrian events, ute competition,…

  3. Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Oberon

    If it's heritage, then the Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair has it. The fair is held in Oberon, with event set up, and the tractor trek, and car and truck road runs (entrants only), on Friday. Saturday has a street parade at…

  4. Gateway 2 Garden

    Sunday 24 March 2019 , Oberon

    The Gateway to Garden run returns for the second year and everyone is ready to run. Mayfield and D2F teamed up again to host the G2G, which allows runners to challenge themselves through Mayfield’s elevated terrain while exploring the…

    24 Mar
  5. Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival

    Saturday 13 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , 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,…

    13 Apr - 28 Apr
  6. Mayfield Garden Winter Festival

    Monday 08 July 2019 to Friday 19 July 2019 , Oberon

    There's so much to do at Mayfield this Winter School Holiday! Every day of the July School Holidays, from 9am to 4.30pm, they have lots of fun and action for the whole family. First ever curling event: It’s the Olympic Sport meets Lawn…

    08 Jul - 19 Jul