OBERON

Oberon is a very pretty Blue Mountains town that is quite close to the Jenolan Caves. The town is encounted when traveling between Jenolan Caves and Orange and/or Lithgow. The town is a good launch spot for the Caves visit.

The main industries are farming, forestry and wood products. The town usually receives snowfall during the winter months due to its high altitude.

Oberon is the birthplace of Greens politician Bob Brown.

The Oberon War Memorial is a worthy and moving acknowledgement. Please read the sandstone wall.

 

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Fish River Creek Post Office opened on 1 January 1855 and was renamed Oberon in 1866. The Oberon Museum is near the town centre. Be sure to have a look at the locomotives.

Oberon's main streets are Carrington Avenue-Oberon Street and Ross Street. The town has several parks and sports facilities. Such parks include the Oberon Showground, Cunynghame Oval, Apex Park and The Hillary Camwich Memorial park. Oberon has a caravan park on Cunynghame Street off North Street, a hospital on North Street, a camping ground adjacent to the caravan park and a wood gallery on Oberon Street. Rotary’s Lookout is located on Abercrombie Road and to the east of the town is the Blenheim State Forest which includes walking tracks.

The two Oberon Hotels are traditional NSW pubs. The Royal Hotel is a really great old pub.

The Congregational Churches are all represented. The United being over 100 years old. The Catholic large but modern. The Anglican also over a hundred years.

Oberon is a nice spot and given the proximity to the caves an overnight is recommended.

Heritage diary

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course