Jenolan Caves is just an easy 30 minute drive from the Caravan Park and has the most spectacular and best-known Limestone caves in Australia. They are a world renowned example of caves of this type and have been open to the public for more than 150 years. There are 9 richly decorated show caves open for public viewing everyday of the year. The duration of the guided tour of each show cave is from 1 to 2 hours. Inspection Vouchers can be purchased from the Caravan Park Reception. Contact number 1300 763 311. Please refer to our News and Awards Page for information regarding the Jenolan Caves and Caravans Jenolan Caves Website www.jenolancaves.org.au
Kanangra Boyd National Park
The plateau is traversed by the Kanangra Walls Rd and is accessible from the Jenolan Caves. The road leads to the Boyd River, bushwalking and lookouts on the rim of the Plateau. This area provides a wide range of bushwalking, from easy short tracks to 3 day hikes. The Kanangra Walls are a spectacular vision, and definitely worth seeing. Contact number 02 6336 1972
Abercrombie Caves and National Park
Abercrombie River National Park is situated off the Goulburn-Oberon Rd, 40km south-west of Oberon. The caves are worth viewing, but you can also fish, canoe, swim in the river and bushwalk during your day out. Contact number 02 6368 8603
These Caves are situated in a hidden valley as you drive towards Goulburn from Oberon. These marvels are well suited to photography both above and below the ground. Contact number 02 4843 5976.
As Oberon is located at the Western side of the Blue Mountains, it is the perfect place to stay to explore the many wonders of the other attractions found within the Blue Mountains. Mt Victoria – a heritage delight with many buildings more than 125 years old. Blackheath – abundantly rich in colonial heritage and natural attractions. Numerous bushwalks are on either side of the highway. Katoomba – most famous for the three sisters and the Scenic Railway and Scenic Skyway. The start of the famous six foot track starts here. Leura – often referred to as the "Jewel in the Mountains Crown" as the mall is dotted with charming little shops, restaurants, galleries, beautiful boutiques, great tea and coffee houses and a wealth of historic charm. Lithgow – the home of the famous Zig Zag Railway, the Wollemi National Park, Glow worm tunnel, and Lake Wallace. Oberon Website www.visitoberon.com or www.oberonaustralia.com.au Blue Mountains Website www.bluemts.com.au
The Greater Blue Mountains Drive
Oberon is part of the “The Greater Blue Mountains Drive”, an exciting new touring journey that links a vast and spectacular <a href=”http://www.greaterbluemountainsdrive.com.au/world-heritage-area.php” target=”_blank”>world heritage</a> landscape to the regions that surround it. www.greaterbluemountainsdrive.com.au
Only a short ½ hour drive from Oberon is the beautiful Town of Bathurst, Australia’s first inland settlement. Take a drive around Mt Panorama and experience the V8 track first hand. Visit the National Motor Racing Museum,or explore Bathurst with the Rotary self drive tour. If you feel like doing some shopping, Bathurst caters for all your needs with 4 shopping centres, department stores, supermarkets (extended hours) galleries, crafts and specialty shops for that unique gift.
The Oberon Common is a special place with its leafy trees, chain of ponds complete with some very friendly ducks, barbecue and picnic areas. Oberon Arts Council members continue to make it an even more special place that represents the history and people of Oberon. One of the most impressive projects at the Common is the Terrazzo Tapestries in the rotunda and the Arts Council current project in conjunction with Oberon Council and under the guidance of designer and artist, Selena Seifert, is a mosaic of bullocks on the walls of the toilet block.
Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Inc
Open on the first Saturday of every month coinciding with the Oberon Tablelands Way Farmers Market – see the heritage station, photographic and memorabilia display, locomotives and heritage rolling stock.
Oberon and District Museum
Open on weekends, the museum has a large collection of interesting local memorabilia including a Black Smiths Shop and a Pioneers Cottage.
Oberon Military Museum
Houses an array of weapons from the first World War to present day, See the Oberon Visitor Information Centre for opening details.
Be thrilled and amazed at the exhibits that highlight Oberon’s and Australia’s past. The Road Steam Engines will delight with their spectacle. Have you ever seen a tree felled, milled and turned into a cottage? How about woodcarving with chain saws, or logs cut with cross cut saws; axemen in action and woodturning on lathes? www.highlandssteam.org.au
The Tablelands Way
We are located in the heart of “The Tablelands Way”, a new touring route which stretches from Canberra in the south to the Hunter Valley in the north and allows you to bypass the congestion of Sydney. Passing through spectacular countryside, as well as towns and villages bursting with evidence of a rich colonial past, this is a truly unique and beautiful driving experience. www.thetablelandsway.com.au
One of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens is only 15 minutes drive from Oberon!
The breathtaking private family garden is open to visitors for two weeks each autumn and spring. Discover a beautiful manicured garden with a walled kitchen garden, croquet court, winding creek garden, orchard, aviary, landscaped amphitheatre, family chapel, oak woods, sunken parterre and much more.
The Water Garden is a stunning 6 acre stone and water feature garden and has been designed to delight the senses through all seasons. The kitchen cafe serves delicious home-cooked, wholesome food and a well-stocked cool climate nursery is open to your browsing. Open most days excluding Public Holidays – check with Reception or the Oberon Visitor Information Centre.
Situated in the township, terracing and hedging are features of this garden which has been a work in progress for some 25 years. Birdlife and poultry bring life to the garden and there is an array of timber and masonry structures. Generally open at the same time as the Mayfield private garden, please check with Reception or the Oberon Visitor Information Centre.
Oberon’s pretty rivers and creeks are the perfect place to try fossicking for precious stones. It is a fun activity for the family and you may even find some gold, sapphires, zircons, and occasionally diamonds and smoky quartz. There are some perfect designated fossicking spots in the area, but if you would like to give it a try before heading out on your own, drop into the Oberon Visitor Information Centre and have a practice at the Beginner’s Luck Patch, Here you can refine your technique and get some handy tips from their friendly staff.
Oberon boasts over 40,000 hectares of State owned radiata pine forests which provide an ideal environment for the exotic wood mushrooms. The spores originally came from Europe when pine seedlings were transported for planting. Entering these forests is like stepping into another world. Under the canopy of the radiata pines it is dark, quiet and soft underfoot. It is a lovely experience at any time of the year, but between late February and early May it is mushroom season. There are many colourful mushrooms and other fungi in the forest which are wonderful photographic subjects but should not be eaten. When picking table mushrooms, remember, ‘when in doubt, throw it out’. A leaflet and directions are available at the Oberon Visitor Information Centre.
In June, July and August visitors can participate in truffle hunts at the Lowes Mount Truffiere. Hunts are limited to a maximum of 14 people and during a truffle hunt you will:-
<li class=”bodytext”> Learn about the truffle industry </li>
<li class=”bodytext”> See truffle dogs in action </li>
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Hunts are conducted on Saturday afternoons at 2.00pm, or by appointment.
A beautiful 18 hole course on the foreshores of Lake Oberon with all grass greens and pristine, well groomed fairways. With an ACR rating of 68 and an AWCR of 71 this picturesque course offers many challenges, not the least of which is its hilly terrain. Golfers will be delighted by natural attractions such as Lake Oberon, kangaroos and abundant birdlife. The course measures 5582 metres for the white markers and 5209 metres for the red markers. Visitors are always welcome.
Both rainbow and brown trout can be found in the area. Lake Oberon (or Oberon Dam) is regularly stocked and fish are easily caught there. The Lake is open to anglers all year, but the streams are subject to the Freshwater Fishing Regulations. The season for stream fishing opens at the start of October long weekend and finishes at the end of the June long weekend. All anglers must have a Freshwater fishing license.
Unpowered or electric powered vessels are permitted on Lake Oberon. The lake is ideally suited to the use of canoes, kayaks and small fishing or sailing dinghies. Lake Oberon is classed as Alpine Waters and life jackets must be worn at all times.
Detailed maps and information are available at the Oberon Visitor Information Centre.