Adventure beckons in the beautiful Oberon area, with cathedral-sized limestone caves, historic townships, sprawling gardens and rugged country trails making this a wonderful place to explore. The area is near three spectacular cave systems; the famous Jenolan Caves, as well as the stunning Abercrombie and Wombeyan caves.
Things to do
Visit the exquisite 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.
Cast a line in at Oberon Dam, well known for its great trout fishing. Classified by the National Trust, the nearby village of O’Connell, 23km from Oberon, is an historic highway town. Explore the beautiful heritage buildings before enjoying dinner or a pub lunch at the O'Connell Hotel, built in 1865.
Evans Crown Reserve features spectacular granite formations silhouetted against a bright sky. At an altitude of 1,100m, the reserve offers amazing views over the surroundings. The historic Oberon Colong Stock 4WD Stock Route takes you through beautiful wilderness and past the historic mining ghost town of Yerranderie.
South of Oberon, Abercrombie River National Park is a thrilling wilderness dissected by three rivers and numerous creeks. Enjoy a bushwalk, take a 4WD tour with Detour Adventures or choose an escapade with Simmos Offroad Tours. The Abercrombie River National Park has four campsites to choose from.
Jenolan Caves is a highlight of the Blue Mountains National Park. Tour the labyrinth of stalactite-lined chasms carved by pure underground rivers, before relaxing at the historic Jenolan Caves House. The amazing formations inside the caves make this one of the finest cave systems in the world.
The Abercrombie and Wombeyan Caves are further, about an hour and a half from the town of Oberon. Abercrombie Caves is famous for The Archway, the biggest natural limestone bridge in the southern hemisphere. The Wombeyan Caves are also a great stop if you are travelling between Oberon and Sydney.
Events around Oberon
Celebrate local food and wine in beautiful natural surroundings with foraging tours, long lunches and workshops during the Field to Forest Festival in April. Sample more local produce at the monthly Oberon Community and Farmers Market, held on the first Saturday of the month.