Slippery Norris Cottage
Yerranderie Regional Park
This historic accommodation in Yerranderie Private Town is perfect for exploring the early silver mining settlement and surrounding Yerranderie Regional Park.
|Facilities||Carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power, indoor fireplace, kitchen, plates and cutlery, pots and pans, towels|
|What to bring||Bed sheets, food supplies|
|Bookings||Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a relaxed stay at this rustic accommodation set in a historic silver mining ghost town.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/slippery-norris-cottage/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Oberon office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6336 6200
- 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW 2787
- in Yerranderie Regional Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Yerranderie Regional Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
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.
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- 4WD required in wet weather
Parking is available at Slippery Norris Cottage.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 30°C
3°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Slippery Norris Cottage sleeps 4 people. Bedroom 1 has 1 double bed. Bedroom 2 has 1 king single double bunk bed..
- Pillows and blankets are provided.
- There are no rubbish bins, take all rubbish with you.
- Flush toilets
- Hot showers
A wood heater is available in the dining area (firewood supplied).
Plates and cutlery
Pots and pans
Maps and downloads
Slippery Norris Cottage is in Yerranderie Regional Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
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
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.