Free Activities

Sometimes when planning a family holiday or a weekend retreat, it’s hard not to worry about your budget and feel like you are missing out because of the high costs.

Fish River

But when you visit Oberon, you don’t need to worry.

You can visit Oberon and get back to nature and have an adventure, and best of all, it’s free.

Hunt for delicious forest mushrooms in Oberon’s 45,000 hectares of stretching radiata pine forests, or enjoy a picnic beside the breath-taking Fish River.  Why not relish some solitude and throw a line in and hear nothing but the murmuring of the water and the call of native birds. Oberon is famous for its Rainbow and Brown Trout and many a fisherman has boasted about his whopping catch from Oberon’s streams.

The Oberon countryside is dotted with perfect locations for the very popular activity of fossicking for precious gems. Oberon has a number of designated fossicking spots to visit, such as the Little River Fossicking Reserve. Enjoy Oberon’s tranquil outdoors while looking for gold, sapphires, zircons, and even occasionally diamonds and smokey quartz can be found.

Plunge into the thousands of hectares of National Park corralling the township of Oberon and go bushwalking. Why not visit Kanangra Boyd National Park, right at Oberon’s doorstep. Get back to nature, and explore its 68,000 hectares of wild rugged wilderness. The enormous plateau of the park is carved with deep gorges, creeks and rivers, and these are ideal locations for an adventure. You can even see the breathtaking views on a bushwalk to the very edge of the escarpment.

Oberon’s surrounding national parks are also the perfect place to meet some local bird life. Grab a field guide, comfy walking shoes and a pair of binoculars and prepare to be amazed by the diversity of birdlife, from eight different species of Parrot, Cockatoos, Honeyeaters, Thrushes, Bowerbirds, Choughs, Magpies, Currawongs and Owls, and so many more.

If solitude and getting back to nature is on your agenda, why not spend a night under the stars.  Pitch a tent and make sure you have some marshmallows to toast, and you may even catch a glimpse of a wallaby or wombat going about their nightly adventures.

Oberon is a haven for adventure seekers, and if a little bit of adventure gets your blood pumping, tackle some of Oberon’s rugged landscape behind the wheel and experience some breath-taking views while 4W driving.

If seeing Oberon’s views from wheels takes your fancy, cycling is the way to go. Cycling is a very popular pastime in Oberon, and the Oberon Northern Loop Walking and Cycling Trail and Oberon Township Southern Loop have been developed so keen cyclists and walkers alike can enjoy the Oberon outdoors.

You can even take your picnic basket and simply relax by the lake at the shady oasis of the Oberon Common- but be sure to save some crusts for the very friendly family of ducks!

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