The Bank Room

Yerranderie Regional Park

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Overview

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

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cottage
Bedrooms 1
Maximum guests 3
Facilities Amenities block, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Bed sheets, sleeping bag, food supplies, firewood
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • The lodge 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.

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 3 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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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.

You can only access The Bank Room 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 The Bank Room.

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

  • 1 king single bed and 1 king single double bunk bed.
  • Towels, pillows and blankets are provided.
  • There are no rubbish bins so you'll need to take all rubbish with you.

Amenities

The facilities block is shared with campers and includes:

  • 1 male toilet and shower
  • 1 female toilet and shower
  • A camp kitchen with a sink, gas hotplates, grill and oven.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

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 Plus 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

The Bank Room 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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