Private Town campground

Yerranderie Regional Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Overview

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.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 10
Camping type Tent, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Amenities block, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers, toilets
Price

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.
Please note
  • Sites are unmarked and unpowered. The campground has room for up to 35 campers.
  • The campground is in a remote location, please arrive 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's no access from Sydney (Oakdale).
  • There's no mobile reception here.

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 directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Lyre bird

    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.

  • A group of friends relaxing on the verandah of Slippery Norris Cottage in Yerranderie Regional Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Slippery Norris Cottage

    This historic accommodation in Yerranderie Private Town is perfect for exploring the early silver mining settlement and surrounding 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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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

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

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Visitor info

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.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Parking

Parking is available at Private Town campground.

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

  • There are no rubbish bins available, so you'll need to take all rubbish with you when you leave.

Amenities

The facilities block includes:

  • 1 male toilet and shower
  • 1 female toilet and shower

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (firewood supplied)

Carpark

Drinking water

Showers

  • Hot showers

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Private Town campground 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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