Yerranderie Private Town

At this early mining settlement you can explore a NSW ghost town that’s been lovingly preserved, with many relics remaining. It’s also a great area to go 4WD touring.

Yerranderie Private Town is one of NSW’s most authentic, unchanged silver mining ghost towns, having been carefully preserved to retain its historic past. Accessed via 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route, the buildings, including the post office, tailor shop, general store, bank and residential cottages, have been restored to their original condition as accurately as possible, and the displays are all of genuine relics collected by miners over the decades.

Take a tour of the nearby silver mining fields, the most prominent of which are Silver Peak Mine, Colon Peak Mine, Wonga Mine and Wollondilly Mine. A bridge has been installed across the top of one of the large mineshafts on Silver Peak Mine, so you can gaze right down into the mine.

It’s also a great spot to see interesting wildlife, as the township is set in a large sanctuary with mobs of grey kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, walleroos and mountain birds in natural bushland. Stay overnight at Private Town campground and enjoy scenic bushwalking in the adjacent wilderness area.

Nearby events

  1. Bathurst Farmers' Market

    Saturday 15 December 2018 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Bathurst

    A Lions Club of Bathurst Project. Wander through the pavilions and sample or buy fresh regional produce. The market’s aim is to encourage stalls with goods that are grown and / or produced within the Bathurst and Central West Regions. …

    15 Dec - 27 Apr
  2. Bathurst Miniature Railway

    Sunday 16 December 2018 to Sunday 16 June 2019 , Bathurst

    Bathurst Miniature Railway - operates every third Sunday of the month. The Miniature Railway is located next to the Tennis Centre in Durham Street. Train rides are available weather permitting and passengers must wear covered footwear. …

    16 Dec - 16 Jun
  3. NYE Party in the Park Bathurst

    Monday 31 December 2018 , Bathurst

    Bathurst will come to life showcasing a sky full of colour, making it a night to remember with friends and family. The annual ‘New Year’s Eve Party in the Park’ will kick off at 4pm at Bathurst’s favourite playground. The event has the…

    31 Dec