Oberon

Along with its rugged natural credentials, Oberon lays down the welcome mat with a vast selection of rural experiences, mushroom picking, truffle hunting, wild walks, horse riding, quad bike tours, fossicking and superb accommodation.

The lush hills and open ranges of the Oberon district were made for horse riding, with breath-taking views and trails for riders of all abilities. High Country Trail Rides and Yarrabin Holiday Ranch are two long established riding operations with great reputations for their trail rides. 

Post Office Lodge - Yerranderie Regional Park - Oberon Area

You can also plunge into the wilderness on one of the many great drives. Beginning in Oberon, the historic Oberon Colong Stock 4WD Route drive takes you through the southern part of Blue Mountains National Park, through alluring wilderness and past the historic mining ghost town of Yerranderie.

Only half an hour away by car, Jenolan Caves is a world-class wonderland, a labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone caves sculpted by underground rivers. Both Abercrombie Caves and Wombeyan Caves are just over a one-hour drive away. Abercrombie Caves is famous for The Archway, the biggest natural limestone bridge in the southern hemisphere, as well as superb half-day bushwalks in the surrounds. 

The Abercrombie Caves - Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve - Oberon Area

Oberon and its surrounding villages also have a lively festival calendar, with concerts at Jenolan Caves. The spring and summer festivals also feature country shows and fairs, open gardens, family events, concerts and balls, farmers markets.

Inspired by the grand country estates of England, Mayfield Garden is one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens, unfurling across more than 60 hectares. Stroll through the Water Garden with its bridges, boardwalks, fountain, ponds and colonnade of London plane trees. There’s also a nursery and a Cafe and Produce Store serving a paddock-to-plate menu plus local wines, beers and cold beverages.

Mayfield Garden - Oberon Area - Blue Mountains

On the first Saturday of each month the Oberon Community and Farmers' Markets comes to town, with freshly baked breads and pastries, locally grown fruits and vegetables, preserves, art and crafts, designer jewellery, plants and alpaca products. Held in the grounds of St Barnabas Church, this is also a great time to meet some of the locals.

Lowes Mount Truffiere grows and harvests the precious Black Perigord Truffle and also sells various truffle products. Visitors to Oberon can join the owners and their specially trained truffle dogs on a truffle hunt during the season from June to August. Fresh truffles and truffle products are available on the hunts, at the Long Arm Farm Cafe in Oberon and the Oberon Visitors Centre.

This majestic region truly deserves several days to experience its wonders and the Oberon district has a delightful range of accommodation. Options include self-contained country cottages, hotels and motels, farm stays, guesthouses and bed and breakfast, with plenty of luxury in the mix for those who prefer their country nights with a touch of silk.

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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. 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…

  3. 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,…

  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