Private Town campground
Yerranderie Regional Park
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.
|Number of campsites||10|
|Camping type||Tent, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Amenities block, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets|
Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Escape your day-to-day life and feel like you’ve stepped into a forgotten time at Private Town campground in Yerranderie Regional Park.
Accessed via 4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route, the campground allows you to absorb the incredible, rugged wilderness of the environment, complete with a rich array of native wildlife, including bounding kangaroos, charming wombats, and a wide range of native birds.
Take bushwalks into the surrounding majestic Blue Mountains National Park World Heritage Area. Or explore the historic silver mines and ghost town of Yerranderie Private Town.
Enjoy eating out under the stars around the campfire while you plan your next day’s adventures.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/private-town-campground/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 Private Town campground.
Getting there and parking
Private Town campground 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 Private Town campground 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 Private Town campground.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
17°C and 30°C
3°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- There are no rubbish bins available, so you'll need to take all rubbish with you when you leave.
The facilities block includes:
- 1 male toilet and shower
- 1 female toilet and shower
- Flush toilets
- Fire rings (firewood supplied)
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
Bowral (19 km)
Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.
Jenolan Caves (9 km)
Scientists from the CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Resource Organisation) estimate that the limestone at the Jenolan Caves dates back at least 340 million years.
Katoomba (24 km)
Katoomba is at the heart of most of the stunning natural attractions that make up the Blue Mountains National Park. You can admire deep valleys, sandstone plateaus, waterfalls and native animals from the many walking trails and lookouts near Katoomba.
Private Town campground 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.