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Abercrombie River National Park

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Ideal for 4WD adventures, Abercrombie River National Park gives visitors opportunities for 4WD touring, hiking, camping, birdwatching and swimming in its 3 waterways and open forests.

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You can follow fire trails, seek out swimming, canoeing and trout fishing spots, and explore the waterways. Or hunt out Licking Hole and discover an abandoned goldminer's cottage. Relics of the 19th century gold rush – diggings, water races and sluices – can also be found along the riverbanks.

And at the end of the day, relax and refresh at any of the 4 camping sites: Bummaroo Ford, Silent Creek, The Beach and The Sink.

If you don't have a 4WD, don't worry. Bummaroo Ford can be accessed by 2WD and offers easy access to hikes along the Abercrombie River, canoeing, kayaking and family-friendly camping.

Abercrombie River National Park isn't just a paradise for adventurers though, it's also great for nature lovers. Gazetted in 1995, the park protects the largest intact patch of open forest on the NSW Central Tablelands. In the high north of the park you'll find dense mountain gum forests, while in the south you can explore open forests of scribbly gum and stringy bark. Wallabies, kangaroos and emus can be seen year-round, and at dawn or dusk you may even spot platypuses at isolated waterholes.

Highlights in this park

  • Bummaroo Ford Campground, Abercrombie National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Bummaroo Ford campground

    The easily accessible Bummaroo Ford campground is set on the Abercrombie River, near Oberon. This family-friendly camping spot has swimming, hiking an...

  • Silent Creek campground, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    Silent Creek campground

    Set on shady, grassed river flats, the 4WD-only Silent Creek campground is a perfect spot for group holidays, offering 4WD touring, bushwalking and sw...

  • The Beach campground, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    The Beach

    The Beach, near Oberon, is a secluded place to camp by the Abercrombie River. Accessible only by 4WD, it’s perfect for touring, swimming and relaxing.

  • Retreat River, Abercrombie River National Park. Photo: NSW Government

    The Sink campground

    Relax in the shade of The Sink campground by Retreat River after an exhilarating day of bushwalking, swimming and 4WDing.


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