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Oolambeyan National Park

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Oolambeyan National Park is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:

The recent past

 Oolambeyan Homestead, Oolambeyan National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Around Oolambeyan Homestead, constructed in 1926, there are many buildings that will be of huge interest to history buffs. There are ram sheds and a sweating shed (where sheep were held before shearing), some dating back to the 1930s. Jump on your bike or take a hike to find a remote rabbiter’s hut and other historic buildings.

  • Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area Not just an excellent spot for picnicking, Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area in Oolambeyan National Park is also a great spot for birdwatching, walking and cycling.

Land of the Wiradjuri

Grasslands in Oolambeyan National Park. Photo: John Spencer

This land represents a very important food-gathering region for the local Wiradjuri People. Aboriginal sites, including scarred trees, ovens and stone artefacts, can be found throughout the park.

Flying high

Wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax), Oolambeyan National Park. Photo: John Spencer

An incredible world of birds can be discovered at Oolambeyan National Park. The park was established to protect the plains-wanderer, however these elusive birds are very rare. Easier to spot are interesting woodland varieties -the yellow-rumped thornbill, superb fairy wren, red-capped robin and apostlebird - common around the homestead picnic area. Get your binoculars out if you fancy spotting a raptor. Wedge-tailed eagles are one of the most notable species you'll find here, building their nests in white cypress pines across the park, but you may also spy black kites and brown goshawks. As well as birds, Oolambeyan is home to many species of animals. Around the old homestead, you’re likely to spy the kangaroos – red kangaroos and eastern and western grey kangaroos – that reside here. During the heat of the day, they often rest under the boree trees, although they also graze on the short grass of the oval. Possums are also common residents, but keep your eyes peeled for shingle-backed lizards, lace monitors and carpet snakes.

  • Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area Not just an excellent spot for picnicking, Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area in Oolambeyan National Park is also a great spot for birdwatching, walking and cycling.

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Oolambeyan National Park. Photo: John Spencer