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4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Intrepid 4WD tourers will love the 4WD Oberon Colong historic route. Travel through the wild and rugged south of Blue Mountains National Park to a historic mining ghost town in Yerranderie Regional Park.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Distance
63km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, snacks
Please note
  • No fuel, water or food is available along this route, so please be well-prepared.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching.

The 4WD Oberon Colong historic route (Mount Werong Road) is an adventurous drive through the remote Southern Blue Mountains area, near Oberon. The unsealed trail takes you deep into the wilderness of Blue Mountains National Park, to reach a forgotten ghost town in Yerranderie Regional Park.

The route follows slopes that plunge down to Wollondilly River to the south and Kowmung River to the north, offering tantalising glimpses of o the rugged Kanangra-Boyd wilderness. Stop at Mount Werong campground along the way, and stretch your legs on a walk to historic Ruby Creek mine. Continue on your spectacular drive, dipping and weaving along the crest of the Murruin Range to Yerranderie Private Town, a carefully preserved silver mining town where you can stay overnight.

Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and maybe even a shy echidna as you make your way along the route. 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 might hear the cries of the powerful and sooty owls.

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For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park:

Yerranderie Regional Park

Yerranderie Regional Park is popular with history buffs and 4WD adventurers for its mining heritage, forgotten ghost town, bushwalking tracks and old silver mine relics.

Bank Room, Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: D Egan

Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
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4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route. Photo: OEH