The Bank Room
Yerranderie Regional Park
Enjoy a relaxed stay at this rustic accommodation set in a historic silver mining ghost town.
|Facilities||Amenities block, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power|
|What to bring||Bed sheets, sleeping bag, food supplies|
|Bookings||Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance. Please contact the Yerranderie caretaker for further information, price and availability.|
Pretend that you’ve stepped back in time with a relaxing stay at The Bank Room, a charming, rustic cottage in Yerranderie Regional Park at the end of 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route.
This historic accommodation is set in Yerranderie Private Town, a well-preserved 1900s mining township, where many buildings and other interesting relics of the past have been lovingly restored so that visitors truly get a sense of the area’s early settlement history.
The accommodation can sleep up to two people and comes with adjacent kitchen and bathroom facilities, as well as a verandah where you can relax and have a cup of tea or a glass of wine as you enjoy gazing out at the surrounding bushland and local wildlife.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/the-bank-room/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
- Yerranderie caretaker
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm
- 02 4659 6165
- 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 The Bank Room.
Getting there and parking
The Bank Room 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.
Access to The Bank Room 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 The Bank Room.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 30°C
3°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- 3 single beds.
- Towels, pillows and blankets are provided.
- There are no rubbish bins so you'll need to take all rubbish with you.
The facilities block is share with campers and includes:
- 1 male toilet and shower
- 1 female toilet and shower
- A camp kitchen with a small fridge, sink, gas hotplates, grill and oven.
- Flush toilets
- Fire rings (firewood supplied)
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
The Bank Room 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.