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Abercrombie River National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Abercrombie River National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Goulburn:

    • The main access to the park is via the Arkstone Road. Turn onto the Arkstone Road from the Oberon-Goulburn Road, 7km south of Black Springs. 4WD, all weather access.
    • You can also get to the park via Felled Timber Road and Brass Walls Fire Trail (4WD access, during dry weather only). Turn off the Oberon-Goulburn road onto Felled Timber Road about 23km south of Black Springs.
    • You can access Bummaroo Ford with a 2WD along the Abercrombie Road (Oberon-Goulburn Road). Situated on the Abercrombie River, 33km north from Taralga and 74km south from Oberon. The Abercrombie Road is sealed.

    Park entry points

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for in Abercrombie River National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    The weather at this time of year is perfect for camping and hiking.

    Summer

    Bring your swimmers and take a dip in Abercrombie and Retreat rivers.

    Winter

    The days are crisp – snow falls in higher parts of the park – so pack on the layers, fire up the 4WD and explore some of those trails.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    9°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    34.5°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    0°C and 11°C

    Lowest recorded

    ­–10.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    June

    Driest month

    March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    200.3mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park, you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Abercrombie River National Park

    Contact

    • 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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    Nearby towns

    Oberon (52 km)

    If the famous Jenolan Caves are on your travel itinerary Oberon in the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot from which to plan your caving adventure. There are a number of ways visitors can tour the caves.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Taralga (88 km)

    Many of Taralga's existing buildings date from the 1860s to the 1890s, and most of them consist of stone from local volcanic supplies. This has resulted in an architectural style unique to Taralga that is somewhere between Georgian and Victorian, giving the town a unique and picturesque aesthetic.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Goulburn (134 km)

    Named after Henry Goulburn - the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Goulburn developed into a major centre for wool, and in 1863, it became Australia's first inland city. Today, the town is a rich hub of history, discovery and natural beauty.

    www.visitnsw.com

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