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4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route

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Alerts for Yerranderie Regional Park: fire bans

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Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“I love the remoteness and rugged feel of this route. It really puts my navigation and driving skills to the test – such a rewarding challenge for any 4WD enthusiast.”

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.

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Getting there

Getting there:

4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route is in the southern part of Blue Mountains National Park, adjacent to Kanangra-Boyd National Park. To get there:

  • Start at Oberon on Edith Road, then turn right after 8km onto Butter Factory Lane, which leads onto Shooters Hill Road.
  • Turn left onto Mount Werong Road (also known as Colong Oberon historic stock route) and follow this unsealed road past Mount Werong campground.
  • Continue all the way along the crest of Murruin Range to Yerranderie Regional Park.

NB: No immediate access to/from Sydney, only via Goulburn/Oberon areas:

  • Please note no access is available from Sydney's west through the Burragorang Valley from East (Picton/Oakdale) and there is no access through the valley from the west, in an easterly direction from Yerranderie.
  • Schedule 1 protected water catchment access restrictions ensure Sydney’s water quality and prevent any access through this area
  • Please be aware that many commercially available online mapping and GPS navigation devices do not have this information listed within, and following these without first programming Goulburn or Oberon as an initial destination will cause navigational issues.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 4WD only - 4WD required in wet weather

Important info

Distance:

63km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2 hours each way

Difficulty:

Medium difficulty

You should know:

  • 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.

Wheelchair access:

No disabled access

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Yerranderie Regional Park

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 

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Post Office Lodge, Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: D Campbell