Oberon NSW

With the most spectacular scenery in rural NSW and at the heart of the Tablelands Way experience, Oberon sits less than 3 hours west of Sydney and approximately 3 hours north of Canberra. Enjoy the country lifestyle with a clean crisp alpine climate and four true seasons including intermittent snow falls.

From a town population of 200 in the 1880s it has grown to 2,700 and 5,500 in the Local Government Area. Timber and support businesses, tourism and agriculture are now the main industries. Offering an array of activities such as horse riding, four-wheel driving and cycling through National Parks and State Forests, there is always something to enjoy in Oberon. The area is well known for its gemstones and gold which attract many fossickers.

Lake Oberon is open to anglers all year round where both rainbow and brown trout can be caught. Recreational boating allows canoes, kayaks and electric powered boats offering further access to fishing areas. Try truffle hunting in misty cold winters or mushrooming throughout pine forests during autumn. Springtime offers open gardens for viewing including the magnificent ‘special creation’ Mayfield Garden, notably one of the largest cool climate gardens in the Southern Hemisphere and located just 10 minutes out of Oberon.

Oberon’s Museums offer a good collection of historical interest. Take a drive through picturesque countryside to nearby local historic villages with wineries and art galleries or experience beautiful scenic bushwalks in Kanangra Boyd National Park. Just 30km from Oberon you can find the world’s oldest open caves at Jenolan. Be guided through many richly decorated show caves open every day of the year.

These are just some of the attractions on offer so why not stay a few days and explore the region…… It’s surprisingly close, surprisingly interesting and surprisingly spectacular…we look forward to making you feel welcome.

Ask a Local

Lucy East (nee Cunynghame one of Oberon’s oldest families, since 1841) is the new owner and restorer of the Malachi Gilmore Hall, one of the last art deco buildings left in the state. Over the years it has been a dance hall, cinema, cabaret venue and even a skating rink.

"The opportunity to be part of the ongoing story of this wonderful building was impossible to pass over. The project has all the right ingredients to bridge the passage of time and to set its course for another 80 years."

− Lucy East
48 HRS IN OBERON

Day One

Explore the magic of Jenolan, just a 30 minute drive from Oberon; take your pick of tours in the oldest and surely the finest caves systems in the world. From Jenolan, drive out to the world heritage Kanangra Boyd national park for spectacular views of Kanangra Walls from the lookout, a walk down to Kalang Falls and around to the plateau.

Dine at your choice of cafes and restaurants in town, sampling wine from cool climate vineyards and fresh local produce.

Day Two

Hire a Fossicking Kit from the Oberon Visitor Information Centre and drive out to one of the designated areas where you can look for gemstones and even gold.

Take in a spectacular scenic drive encompassing local historic villages and lunch at a country pub.

Then grab your fishing rod and try your hand at catching trout from the banks of Lake Oberon or paddle out in your kayak and capture that perfect photo for a lasting memory.

COMPULSORY

Take a full day to visit Mayfield Garden, impressively one of the world’s largest privately owned cool climate gardens. 40 acres with café and nursery opens 363 days of the year 9.00am-4.30pm. Up to 160 acres available to view during their seasonal Festivals; find your way out of the Maze, wander the Water Garden; bluestone bridge, Grotto, copper tree fountain and so much more…

CURIOSITY

The town of Oberon is located on a plateau with elevations ranging from 300 metres to 1375 metres, with 4 distinct seasons. Oberon has 54,000ha of State forest with 43,000ha of Radiata Pine which supplies the Oberon Timber Industries, employer of more than 17 per cent of the community. Each pine seedling is planted by hand and a good planter can plant anything from 2,000 to 3,000 a day.

EVENTS

Please find our annual events list on the following link – https://www.visitoberon.com/events/

SEE & DO AROUND OBERON NSW

  • The Visitor Information Centre is open daily from 9.30am to 5.00pm, located on the corner of Ross Street and Edith Road.
  • Phone 02 6329 8210 or visit www.visitoberon.com
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