Ruby Creek walking track
Southern Blue Mountains area in Blue Mountains National Park
Ruby Creek walking track is an easy return walk from Mount Werong campground. It offers mining heritage and waterfall views in the remote Southern Blue Mountains area, near Oberon.
Allow 1.5hrs for this 5.3km return stroll. Starting from Mount Werong campground, you’ll pass through tall forest as the track follows Ruby Creek to the former site of historic Ruby Creek Mine. Once busy with gold miners sifting for alluvial gold, all that remains of the bush huts are a few exotic fruit trees.
From the mine site, make your way down stone and timber steps 140m to Ruby Creek Falls lookout. Soak up beautiful views above the creek and its waterfall that plunges 60m to the valley below. Gaze out over the wild landscape toward the World Heritage Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness and rugged Boyd Plateau.
On your way back up the steps, an optional detour gives you a view of the old mine shaft and machinery. Return to the campground and explore more of this remote area along 4WD Oberon-Colong historic route.
Mount Werong campground
Mount Werong campground is a great base to explore the mountain bike trails, bushwalks, and historic heritage in the remote south of Blue Mountains National Park, near Oberon.
4WD Oberon Colong historic stock route
Intrepid 4WD tourers will love the 4WD Oberon Colong historic route. Travel through the wild south of Blue Mountains National Park to a historic mining ghost town in Yerranderie Regional Park.
These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.
- 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 the Southern Blue Mountains area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
Southern Blue Mountains area is always open but some locations may close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Things to do (9)
- 4WD touring (1)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (1)
- Cycling (1)
- Environmental appreciation/study (2)
- Historic heritage (2)
- Other experiences (1)
- Road trips and car/bus tours (1)
- Sightseeing (1)
- Swimming (1)
- Walking (4)
- Waterfalls (2)