Oberon Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Oberon

Oberon is the highest town in the Blue Mountains region and part of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park. Oberon is a popular area for trout fishing, sapphire fossicking, mushroom picking, horse riding, four wheel driving and bushwalking. Lake Oberon and its rivers and creeks are popular with anglers and bushwalkers enjoy trails such as Evans Crown Nature Reserve and Kanangra Walls.

Oberon is perhaps best known for the Jenolan Caves, the most spectacular limestone caves in Australia. The town supports a strong rural community producing lambs, beef cattle and a wide range of vegetables.

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Oberon: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Oberon Railway Station Group


Oberon Railway Station is now the focus of an outdoor museum. Inside the station are displays about the beginnings of the town, while outside one of the most popular attractions are the two railway carriages. There are also settlers huts, a working blacksmiths shop and many piece of fascinating machinery rarely seen today.

Located one block off Oberon's main street in Scotia Avenue the Museum is situated adjacent to the Oberon railway station and shunting grounds.

Apart from over 150 pieces of early farm machinery dotted around the nearly two acres of level display area the Museum also boasts a wide and varied collection of artefacts and memorabilia housed inside the original 1920s railway station with its two (circa 1925) passenger rail carriages.





Tarana-Oberon Railway,
Scotia Avenue
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 0.5K from Oberon

Kanangra-Boyd National Park


Kanangra-Boyd National Park offers visitors a rare insight into Australia's unspoilt natural environment. Away from the buzz of the more commercialised tourist spots, here visitors can enjoy vehicle based camping at the Boyd River. Experience bushwalking, swimming, fishing, spectacular lookouts with views which stretch back to Sydney in the east and Canberra in the west.

Camping facilities include non flush toilets. It is essential that visitors provide their own drinking water and wood.

While there are a number of 'easy' and 'medium' bushwalks for the beginner, for those experienced bushwalkers, there are wilderness walks which can take up to three days. Anybody attempting these walks should advise National Parks and Wildlife of their intention to do so and be completely self-reliant and skilled.

Domestic pets and firearms are not permitted. For further information contact Oberon National Parks and Wildlife office.




Edith Road,
Kanangra Boyd National Park
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 5.1K from Oberon

The Water Garden at Mayfield Garden


The Water Garden at Mayfield Garden is a spectacular water and stone feature garden purpose built to provide visitors with a breath-taking garden experience, year round. The Water Garden boasts hewn blue-stone walls guiding visitors along winding paths past cascades, across bridges to a wide circular pond with 16 metre high obelisk at it's heart.

Features within the Water Garden include a water dripping copper tree fountain, stone and steel wisteria arbor, an all?e of London Plane trees, and a stunning blue-stone bridge with cascade folly.

The Nursery with its great range of cool climate plants, and the Kitchen Caf? with delicious food, coffee, cold drinks and gifts are all part of the nearby garden centre, welcoming visitors year-round.

Mayfield Garden's expansive private family garden (beyond the Water Garden) is open to visitors during the Mayfield Garden Spring or Autumn Open Days events. See website for details.




Water Garden at Mayfield Garden,
530 Road Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 6.8K from Oberon

Oberon: Events

Oberon and Villages Spring Festival of Open Gardens


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Come and visit an abundance of beautiful open gardens this Spring in the Oberon region.

Mayfield Garden will be opening its gates once again to show off Spring in all its splendour. Mayfield Garden Water Garden will open daily. Gairloch Garden is open for you to enjoy this beautiful haven.

The Rotary Club of Oberon presents Daffodil Dawdle where you can view seven large country gardens in Oberon and surrounds.

Oberon Garden Club hosts Open Gardens in the region, some of which have never been open to the public before.

As part of the Spring Festival enjoy some other events in the region.
For more information on these events please visit their website.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct
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Oberon
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 0.7K from Oberon

Oberon Show


Oberon's annual Agricultural Show returns.

Enjoy plenty of action and activity at the Oberon Show. A colourful showcase of country life with plenty of action and activity including dog championships, equestrian events, ute competition, stationary engines, fireworks, and a wonderful display of produce, flowers, and craft in the pavilion.

Children can enjoy rides and sideshow alley as well as the animal nursery. Saturday's program ends with spectacular fireworks. Appetising refreshments are also on offer.



Event Dates
2016
      20th Feb


Oberon Show Grounds,
Ross Street
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 0.7K from Oberon

Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair


If it's heritage, then the Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair has it.

The fair is held annually in Oberon, with event set up, and the tractor trek, and car and truck road runs (entrants only), on Friday.

Saturday has a street parade at 10am, followed by all the action at the Fair Ground. Sunday starts with the early bird tractor trek and displays until noon. No entry fees on Sunday due to reduced activities and displays.

Free entry for exhibitors, on site camping available (limited space available).

Featuring historic machinery, vintage and classic car displays, steam traction engines, steam portables and stationary engines, vintage trucks and lots of tractors. Tractor treks, fun tractor pull, car and truck rally, the flying pieman organ, market stalls, drum maker, timber working, military displays including Lithgow Living History Group.


Event Dates
2016
      13th Feb


Lowes Mount Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 1.4K from Oberon

Mayfield Garden Private Garden Autumn Open Days


Mayfield Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and the Water Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Autumn Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Water Garden. In 2016 the Private Garden opens from 16 April to 1 May (closed ANZAC Day). See the stunning autumn colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden Open Days occur for set days each autumn and spring and there's something for everyone with the Kitchen Caf? serving delicious food and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.




Event Dates
2016
      16th Apr
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530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 6.3K from Oberon

Mayfield Garden Private Garden Spring Open Days


Mayfield Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and the Water Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Spring Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Water Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden Open Days occur for set days each autumn and spring and there's something for everyone with the Kitchen Caf? serving delicious food and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Closed on Public Holidays. Please check the website for details.


Event Dates
2016
      15th Oct
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530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 8.4K from Oberon

Underground Church


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

Experience an Easter Church Service, deep underground, in the Cathedral Chamber of the Lucas Cave. All are welcome to this free, non-denominational service.

Bookings required due to limited spaces (90). Arrive before 9am to pick up your free ticket.

Free morning tea is available after the service in the covered area, across from the Guides Office.

Please note that there are 252 steep stair steps to reach the Cathedral Chamber. Once inside, you can sit, relax, hear the Easter message. After catching your breath, you can sing well-known songs of praise, and enjoy a beautiful solo, in the acoustically perfect chamber.

The cave is a constant 16 degrees Celsius. So, although it might be hot above ground, worshippers should bring warm clothes for the one-hour service.


Event Dates
2017
      27th Mar


Jenolan Caves Road,
New South Wales 2790
Jenolan Caves, NSW, 2790

Located 19.9K from Oberon

Oberon: Travel Tips

Oberon Visitor Information Centre


Call into the award winning Visitor Information Centre for information on the local area and activities. Souvenirs, local merchandise and food products are available for purchase, including local truffle products, local gourmet honey, and local cold press olive oil.

During Autumn and Spring enjoy the open Gardens including the amazing Mayfield Garden. During Winter, experience the thrill of hunting for truffles or maybe make a snow man. Experience the wonders of Jenolan Caves all year round.




48 Ross Street,
Corner of Edith Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 0.5K from Oberon

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