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Visit, Live & Invest in Oberon::

The Town and District

 

Oberon was proclaimed a village in 1863 and has grown to an estimated resident shire population of 5,077 at 30 June 2002, of whom around 2,700 live in the town.

Oberon has good shopping facilities with most goods and services available in the town. It has a number of restaurants, cafes and takeaways while visitors staying in self catering accommodation are well serviced by supermarkets, butchers and bakeries. Shops selling clothing, accessories, fishing gear, gifts, books and collectables may also interest the visitor. Most professional and trades services are available in Oberon. Visitor accommodation ranges through hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, self contained cottages, farmstay and caravan parks. There are also several camping grounds in the shire.

 
Prime lambs and beef cattle are the main rural industries. Brussel sprouts, broccoli, potatoes and peas are the main horticultural industries, although there is some diversification in this area. Tree nurseries, nut tree plantations, bulb farms, new ventures and experimental enterprises are developing. Timber processing by Carter Holt Harvey and Boral Timber is the major secondary industry, sourcing the raw material from large NSW State Forests radiata pine plantations and those of private forest growers. More information about Oberon is available at the Oberon Plateau Tourism Association website.

 

Maps of Oberon

 

To download maps of the Oberon LGA please refer to the Oberon Australia website; Oberon Location & Maps.

 


Click here to view a poem dedicated to Oberon.

 

 

History

In 1813 explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth found a way across the Blue Mountains to the western plains. Prior to that, Koori tribes of Daruk and Wiradjuri roamed the O'Connell, Bathurst and Macquarie plains whilst further to the south and east roamed the Gundangarra tribes. Settlers from the plains brought their stock to the greener high country around the Oberon district in drought periods. The lush countryside attracted settlers and grants of land began to be taken up along the Fish River and the Campbells River in the 1820s.

Click the links below to learn more about our history:

 

 

 

 

 

Council History
Roll of Honour
History of Oberon

 

Circle of Villages

 

There are a number of villages located in the Oberon area.

Below you will find detailed information on services and attractions in these locations.

 

Black Springs
Hartley
Hampton
Tarana
O'Connell
Rockley
Burraga

 

Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway

 

The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway is dedicated to preserving and restoring the Oberon-Tarana rail line to a standard suitable for tourist rail services.

The opening of the Tarana - Oberon railway line was a significant historical event in the European development of the Oberon Plateau.

 

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Please visit the website for more information about the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway

 

Contact Details

 

 

Visit Oberon

 

Drop into the Oberon Visitor Information Centre and have a chat to the friendly staff for information on accommodation, must-see sights and experiences, wining and dining and much much more.

 

The Visitor Information Centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.00pm and Sunday from 10.00am to 3.00pm (closed Christmas Day) at the Corner of Ross Street and Edith Road in Oberon.

We look forward to your visit!

 

Contact Details

Phone: 02 6329 8210

Fax: 02 6329 8213

Email: tourism

@oberon.nsw.gov.au

Postal Address: PO Box 84, Oberon NSW 2787