Travel Guide – Oberon & Jenolan Caves
A few years ago, my friend Linda and I embarked on a winter adventure to Oberon and Jenolan Caves. We braved the cold weather and snowfall, but thankfully we had packed warm clothes. Despite the chilly temperatures, we had an amazing time exploring the area and discovering some great attractions.
Here are 4 interesting things we did during our visit to Oberon and Jenolan Caves:
- Mayfield Garden – Located just 35 minutes from Bathurst, Mayfield Garden is Australia’s largest cool climate garden. It spans 16 hectares and offers a range of attractions, including the 13-meter tall Obelisk, the Grotto, and the Waterfall. We spent a day exploring the many pathways and hidden gems, and even played interactive garden games. We highly recommend visiting Mayfield Garden and enjoying the farm-to-table menu at Mayfield Cafe.
- Jenolan Caves – Of course, no visit to the area is complete without a trip to the Jenolan Caves. The caves are a stunning natural wonder, and we were fascinated by the intricate rock formations and underground rivers. We took a guided tour and learned about the history of the caves, which are estimated to be around 340 million years old.
- Local Shopping – We loved exploring the local stores in Oberon, which offer a great selection of locally made products. We found some unique souvenirs to take home and even picked up some handmade soap and candles.
- Royal Hotel – For dinner each night, we headed to the Royal Hotel in Oberon. The food was absolutely delicious, and we enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the local pub. The menu had plenty of options for all tastes, and we even tried some local beers.
Overall, our trip to Oberon and Jenolan Caves was a wonderful experience. We discovered some amazing attractions and enjoyed the friendly local atmosphere. Whether you’re interested in nature, shopping, or good food, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful part of Australia.