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 Farmer’s Market

    Saturday 25 August 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. Loca…

    25 Aug - 27 Apr
  2. Bathurst Eisteddfod

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Friday 14 September 2018 , Bathurst

    The Bathurst Eisteddfod provides a competition for all ages in speech and drama, instrumental and vocal music, and dance. Their mission is to foster and promote in every desirable way the appreciation and enjoyment of all performing arts …

    25 Aug - 14 Sep
  3. Bathurst Edgell Jog

    Sunday 23 September 2018 , Bathurst

    The annual Bathurst Edgell Jog is on again this September. Join the biggest 7.5 kilometre fun run in country New South Wales. Paper entry forms can be collected from Cityfit Bathurst, Sportspower Bathurst, Harvey World Travel, Sportscene B…

    23 Sep