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4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route

Yerranderie Regional Park

Overview

An excellent spot to go 4WDing, this 4WD route in Yerranderie Regional Park takes you through rugged wilderness and a historic mining ghost town.

Where
Yerranderie Regional Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Distance
63km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Grading
Medium
Price
Free
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or whale watch
  • No fuel, water or food is available along this route, so please be well-prepared.

Intrepid 4WD tourers love the 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route. The drive takes you through the southern part of Blue Mountains National Park, adjacent to Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Before arriving at Yerranderie Regional Park, the route also passes through Yerranderie State Conservation Area.

The route follows slopes that plunge down to Wollondilly River to the south and Kowmung River to the north. Along the way, you’ll get tantalising glimpses into the rugged Kanangra-Boyd wilderness, as well as views of the historic township, which has many reminders of its silver mining legacy still in evidence. Follow the unsealed road to Mount Werong campground, from where you can enjoy a walk to the historic Ruby Creek mine. Then, continue on your spectacular drive along Oberon Colong historic stock route, dipping and weaving along the crest of the Murruin Range to Yerranderie Private Town.

Keep your eyes peeled for the interesting local wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. If you’re a keen birdwatcher, be sure to look out for the gorgeous forest flocks of rainbow lorikeets and sulphur-crested cockatoos in spring and summer. At night, you may hear the cries of the powerful and sooty owls.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
Post Office Lodge, Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: D Campbell