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.