Slippery Norris Cottage

Yerranderie Regional Park

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Overview

This historic accommodation in Yerranderie Private Town is perfect for exploring the early silver mining settlement and surrounding Yerranderie Regional Park.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 4
Facilities Carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Bed sheets, food supplies
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • The cottage is in a remote location, so make sure you're well prepared.
  • The nearest fuel stop and shops for supplies are in Oberon.
  • Yerranderie Private Town is only accessible from the Oberon-Colong Historic Stock Route. There is no access from Sydney (Oakdale).
  • There is no mobile reception at Yerranderie Private Town.

This quaint, self-contained historic cottage accommodation has been lovingly presented to make you feel like you’re living in a former time, yet with the necessary creature comforts.

Enjoy a drink on the balcony whilst looking out at lovely Byrnes Gap and watch the kangaroos frolic in the campground under the setting sun or first thing at dawn.

The cottage is easy walking distance to the local attractions such as Yerranderie Private Town and has plenty of history and character, having been maintained by generations of Yerranderie caretakers. Be sure to check out the photographs and relics from former tenant ‘Slippery Norris’.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

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    Government Town campground

    Stay the night at Government Town campground near Yerranderie Regional Park. With unmarked sites for tents and camper trailers, you'll be moments away from the fascinating history of a forgotten silver mine ghost town.

  • Campers sitting around the fire pit near their tents at Private Town campground in Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Private Town campground

    At Private Town campground, you can camp within a historic ghost town with its rich mining heritage, while enjoying the rugged wilderness of Yerranderie Regional Park.

  • Friends strolling past Post Office Lodge in Yerranderie Private Town, Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Post Office Lodge

    Stay at the historic Post Office Lodge as you explore Yerranderie Regional Park and its early mining settlement by 4WD. This self-catering accommodation sleeps up to 26.

  • External view of The Bank Room in Yerranderie Private Town, Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    The Bank Room

    Enjoy a relaxed stay at this rustic accommodation set in a historic silver mining ghost town.

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All the practical information you need to know about Slippery Norris Cottage.

Getting there and parking

Slippery Norris Cottage is in Yerranderie Regional Park. To get there:

  • Start at Oberon on Edith Road, then turn right after 8km onto Butter Factory Lane, which turns into 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 Private Town. Stay on the main track and follow the signs.

Slippery Norris Cottage is only accessible from the Oberon-Colong Historic Stock Route. There is no access from Sydney (Oakdale).

  • Protected water catchment areas prevent any access via the Burragong Valley, Picton and Oakdale. This is to protect Sydney's water quality.
  • Online maps and GPS navigation devices do not show the right directions. Make sure you program Oberon as your initial destination, then Yerranderie Private Town.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Slippery Norris Cottage.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

17°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

42.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-10°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

245.9mm

Facilities

  • Slippery Norris Cottage sleeps 4 people. Bedroom 1 has 1 double bed. Bedroom 2 has 1 king single double bunk bed.
  • The kitchen has cooking utensils, cutlery, tableware, cookware, a fridge, kettle, gas hotplates, grill and oven.
  • A wood heater is available in the dining area (firewood supplied).
  • Towels, pillows and blankets are provided.
  • There are no rubbish bins available, so you'll need to take all rubbish with you when you leave.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Carpark

Drinking water

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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 and 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 pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Slippery Norris Cottage is in Yerranderie Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Mining heritage

A couple looking across the remnants of historic Silver Peak Mine to Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Yerranderie township has retained much evidence of its history as a mining settlement of the early 20th century through its various remains, sites, mines, architecture and ruins. These, in combination with remnant exotic plantings, road systems and subdivision patterns, bring its early settlement to life for visitors. Yerranderie appears to be the only 20th century mining site to be preserved quasi-intact in all of eastern NSW and is an exceptionally well-preserved archaeological site. The township has been lovingly preserved to reflect its history, but the land itself has not seen much subsequent development due to its isolation. An unusually rich assemblage of mining equipment can still be viewed in the mines, and the township has a varied selection of sites, remains, ruins and buildings.

Dramatic natural environment

Arial view of Yerranderie Private Town in Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Yerranderie lies at the centre of a broad visual catchment surrounded by sandstone escarpments and indigenous bushland. The combination of this spectacular natural setting, strong sense of isolation, and the remnants of mining and settlement activity of the past all contribute to give the township a powerful identity and sense of place.

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