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 02 March 2019 to Saturday 01 February 2020 , 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…

    02 Mar - 01 Feb
  2. Oberon Heritage and Collectors Fair

    Saturday 16 March 2019 to Sunday 17 March 2019 , Oberon

    The next Oberon Heritage and Collectors Fair will be held in March 2019. The Tractor Trek and Pioneer Car Run will be Friday 15, the main event on Saturday 16 and a ‘wind-down’ day on Sunday 17. Their fair has been very successful in the…

    16 Mar - 17 Mar
  3. 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
  4. Field to Forest 4WD Foraging Experience

    Monday 01 April 2019 to Monday 29 April 2019 , Oberon

    This special 4WD Foraging tour has been created for you in partnership with Oberon Visitors Information Centre for the very first Field to Forest Oberon 2019. It is a great experience for those wanting to get out and about in amongst the…

    01 Apr - 29 Apr
  5. Field to Forest Oberon

    Monday 01 April 2019 to Tuesday 30 April 2019 , Oberon

    During April 2019 ‘Field to Forest’ is a month-long array of activities in and around the Oberon region that explores the delicacies and rare finds that one can forage for across the region. The activities include specialised forage tours…

    01 Apr - 30 Apr
  6. Oberon Wine and Beer Open Day

    Saturday 06 April 2019 , Oberon

    As part of the Field to Forest Festival, they open the doors to the boutique vineyards and brewers across the region for two days in April (the first and last Saturday of the month). This select group of artisans have a true passion for…

    06 Apr