Oberon is the gateway to the world-famous
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
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.