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Abercrombie River National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Abercrombie River National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Goulburn:

    • The main access to the park is via the Arkstone Road. Turn onto the Arkstone Road from the Oberon-Goulburn Road, 7km south of Black Springs. This area of the park is accessible by 4WD only, in all weather.
    • You can also get to the park via Felled Timber Road and Brass Walls Fire Trail (4WD access, during dry weather only). Turn off the Oberon-Goulburn road onto Felled Timber Road about 23km south of Black Springs.
    • 2WD can access Bummaroo Ford along the sealed Abercrombie Road (Oberon-Goulburn Road). Bummaroo Ford is situated on the Abercrombie River, 33km north from Taralga and 74km south from Oberon.

    Park entry points

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for in Abercrombie River National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    The weather at this time of year is perfect for camping and hiking.


    Bring your swimmers and take a dip in Abercrombie and Retreat rivers.


    The days are crisp – snow falls in higher parts of the park – so pack on the layers, fire up the 4WD and explore some of those trails.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    9°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    0°C and 11°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Abercrombie River National Park


    Nearby towns

    Oberon (52 km)

    If the famous Jenolan Caves are on your travel itinerary Oberon in the Blue Mountains is the perfect spot from which to plan your caving adventure. There are a number of ways visitors can tour the caves.

    Taralga (88 km)

    Many of Taralga's existing buildings date from the 1860s to the 1890s, and most of them consist of stone from local volcanic supplies. This has resulted in an architectural style unique to Taralga that is somewhere between Georgian and Victorian, giving the town a unique and picturesque aesthetic.

    Goulburn (134 km)

    Named after Henry Goulburn - the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Goulburn developed into a major centre for wool, and in 1863, it became Australia's first inland city. Today, the town is a rich hub of history, discovery and natural beauty.