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Abercrombie River National Park


Its three waterways and open forests give visitors to Abercrombie River National Park opportunities for hiking, 4WD touring, camping, birdwatching and swimming.

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Swimming, canoeing, and trout fishing are just some of the fun activities available at the three waterways running through Abercrombie River National Park. Gazetted in 1995, the park protects the largest intact patch of open forest on the NSW Central Tablelands. From the dense mountain gum forests in the high north of the park to the lower and more open forests of scribbly gum and stringy bark in the south, there’s plenty of opportunity for exploring and camping at one of four sites: Bummaroo Ford, Silent Creek, The Beach and The Sink.

Jump in your 4WD and follow the fire trails. Hunt out Licking Hole and discover an abandoned goldminer’s cottage. Relics of the 19th century gold rush – diggings, water races and sluices – can also be found by hiking along the riverbanks.

Stay aware and lively because this is a haven for wildlife. Wallabies, kangaroos and emus can be seen year-round. When you come to an isolated waterhole, be quiet – platypuses live here, but you’re most likely to see them at dawn or dusk. More than 60 species of birds, including wedge-tail eagles, also call Abercrombie River home. Naturally, it’s the place to be.

Highlights in this park

  • Bummaroo Ford Campground, Abercrombie National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Bummaroo Ford campground

    The easily accessible Bummaroo Ford campground is set on the Abercrombie River, near Oberon. This family-friendly camping spot has swimming, hiking an...

  • Silent Creek campground, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Silent Creek campground

    Set on shady, grassed river flats, the 4WD-only Silent Creek campground is a perfect spot for group holidays, offering 4WD touring, bushwalking and sw...

  • The Beach campground, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    The Beach

    The Beach, near Oberon, is a secluded place to camp by the Abercrombie River. Accessible only by 4WD, it’s perfect for touring, swimming and relaxing.

  • Retreat River, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    The Sink campground

    Relax in the shade of The Sink campground by Retreat River after an exhilarating day of bushwalking, swimming and 4WDing.


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Abercrombie River National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.


    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
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Retreat River, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government