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Oberon is the gateway to the world-famous Jenolan Caves and to the spectacular beauty of Kanangra Boyd National Park. At 113 metres above sea level, Oberon enjoys four distinct seasons: lush springs, cool summers, balmy autumns and cold, crisp winters with snow.

Oberon sits on the western side of the Great Dividing Range, 179 km or less than three hours drive from Sydney.

The town of Oberon was proclaimed a village in 1863, with the name coming from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. Oberon offers the visitor great goods and services facilities, with some good places to shop, cafes and restaurant, bakeries and a range of accommodation options.

Whilst here you can visit the many attractions or make this your base to visit Lithgow, Bathurst and Orange, just to name a few.

Among the many attractions are the Jenolan and Abercrombie Caves. Another popular pastime in the pine forest plantations surrounding Oberon is mushroom picking, when in season. For the keen fishermen, Lake Oberon and Oberon Dam are regularly stocked with brown and rainbow trout. Most streams also contain trout. You will of course need to ensure you have a Freshwater Fishing License. The local visitor centre can provide more detailed information.

Check out our listing of Oberon accommodation and nearby Jenolan accommodation, with the popular Jenolan Caves destination. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Country near Oberon

Information Centre Oberon Visitor Information Centre
Cnr Ross Street and Edith Road
Ph: 02 6329 8210
Email (online form)

Oberon Attractions

Black Springs
• Visit the old stone church and historic cemetery or just do a bit of mushrooming, fossicking and trout fishing.
• You can visit an old copper mine and the picturesque Burraga Dam Reserve for picnics, camping and fishing.
Evans Crown
• Spectacular granite formations lying within a nature reserve.
• Designated areas include Pineview Forest Road Causeway on Brisbane Valley (gold), Native Dog Creek (gold, sapphires, zircons), Causeway Campbell's River, Campbell's River Road (gold, sapphires, zircon), Sapphire Bend on Riverview Road (sapphires, zircons, diamonds), Forestry quarry "Blue Hill" (smoky quartz crystals). You need permission from landowners if you fossick in areas other than those that are designated.
• A National Trust Classified place that once was a major stop for coach travellers between Old Sydney town and Bathurst.
• A National Trust Classified village, with a number of historic buildings still in use, including the old flour mill (now the Mill Museum).
• During the months of January to May, mushroom picking is a popular pastime in the State Forests pine plantations. This environment is ideal for exotic wood mushrooms Saffron Milk Cap (Lactarius deliciosus) and Bolete (Boletus portentosus).

There are many colourful mushrooms and other fungi found in the forest, that SHOULD NOT be eaten. In addition there is the Oberon State Emergency Service's Search and Rescue Program, with tips for mushroom pickers to help them avoid the need for a search.

Survival Tips for Mushroom Pickers
• State Emergency Service • or How NOT to Become a Search Subject.
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Oberon Distance

Distance to Oberon
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Oberon:
• Bathurst 46
• Blayney 83
• Cowra 152
• Crookwell 139
• Goulburn 147
• Jenolan Caves 29
• Katoomba 77
• Lithgow 62
• Orange 101
• Sydney 179
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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