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Date Registered: 06-2005
Location: Orange, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 269
Re: NSW and ACT Easter '06 trip
RE ABERCROMBIE RIVER NATIONAL PARK
I have some more info from the guy at Abercrombie Caves who said that there were no 4wd driving tracks in the caves area. However, he did tell me about the new Abercrombie National Park off the Oberon/Goulburn road NSW west of Sydney.
It seems there are good camping areas and lots of driving trails there, but no cabins or other accomodation.
I have posted a map of the park I was sent. I tried to scan and post copies of brochures without success & have reproduced the text below.
(Edit by Admin) Pic converted to thumbnail.
I have trouble with transfering pics, so I have reproduced the text:
Author: Vanessa Richardson,
The new Abercrombie River National Park means that the Blue Mountains area now has a park which has something to offer apart from the classic sandstone escarpments, waterfalls and canyons. Abercrombie River National Park,gazetted a national park in
December 1995, is made up of former Crown lands and state forests. It is located 40 kilometres west of Oberon.
Abercrombie River National Park's 19 000 hectares protects the largest remaining intact patch of low open forest in the region. The park has a diversity of vegetation communities, typically found in (he mountains, tableland areas and western slopes.
Things to see and do:
Abercrombie River National Park has three main freshwater streams running through it. There is ample room to camp on the banks and if you are lucky you will catch a trout (all other fish are protected, so throw them back). You may also catch sight of a platypus in the afternoon sunlight.
The best way to experience Abercrombie National Park is by vehicle~based camping.
Bunerooford Camping Area, on the Oberon/Goulbunn Road is newly established with facilities. It is accessable to two and four wheel drive vehicles. Set on the river it is the perfect spot to relax or swim, fix or go canoeing. Other excellent places to set up camp are Sink and Retreat River camping areas (also accessable to two-wheel drive vehicles) and Silent Creek and Beach camping areas (four-wheel drive vehicles only). Although the facilities in
in these areas don't match those at Bunerooford Camping area, they are still good camping grounds and offer the same river-based activities. For more infornmation on Abercrombie River National park, contact the NPWS Oberon Office on 6336-1972."
And from another brochure:
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service:
"Location and Access
Abercrombie River National Park is located 40 km south of Oberon and 60 km north of Goulburn. The main access to the park is via the Arkstone Road (note: there is only 2WD access to The Sink camping area and only in dry weather). Turn onto the Arkstone Road from the Oberon-Goulburn Road 7 km south of Black Springs. The park can also be accessed via Felled Timber Road and Brass Walls Fire Trail (4WD access during dry weather only). Turn onto the Felled Timber Road about 23 km south of Black Springs.
The park offers a number of maintained 4WD-only fire trails. Please keep to the fire trails. Off-track driving causes erosion, destroys natural features and decreases water quality.
There are no walking tracks but the rivers and creek lines offer a chance to explore new areas.
Maps covering the park should be carried at all times. Especially useful are the 1 :25,000 series: Arkstone, Fullerton and Gurnang.
Along the Goulburn-Oberon Road on the Abercrombie River. Facilities: Pit toilets, fireplaces, information bay, parking area and camping bays. Activities: fishing, canoeing. Access by 2WD. Bring own firewood.
Access from Retreat Fire Trail via the Arkstone Road entrance. Facilities: Pit toilet, fire rings. Activities: fishing, bushwalking. Accessible to 2WD only in dry weather. Bring own firewood.
Access from Abercrombie Fire Trail via the Arkstone Road entrance. Facilities: pit toilet, fire rings. Located on the Abercrombie River. 4WD access only. Bring own firewood.
Access either from the Abercrombie Fire Trail via Arkstone Road entrance or Middle Fire Trail via the Brass Walls entrance. Facilities: pit toilet, fire rings. 4 WD only. Good for large groups. Creek may be dry in summer. Bring own firewood and water.
Camping is free.
Minimal impact camping
§ Car campers should camp only in established areas.
Bush camping is allowed throughout the park.
§ Use a fuel stove when camping. Do not build rock rings - they are unsightly and destroy valuable vegetation.
§ Do not clear or destroy any vegetation.
§ Wash at least 50 metres away from all water sources. Avoid detergents and soaps. Use a scourer or sand instead of detergent.
§ Where there are no toilets, bury your toilet waste 150 mm deep, at least 100 metres from any water source. o Don't bury rubbish. Carry it all out, including orange peel and aluminium foil. Do not try to burn aluminium foil.
§ No dogs, no shooting, no vehicles or motorbikes off road, no chainsaws allowed.
§ Fires are permitted in approved fireplaces only. During a fire ban no fires, stoves, or cigarettes can be lit in the open.
§ Always check if a total fire ban or park fire ban is in place and report all fires (phone OOO)."
So folks, there is a little info that may be of some help one day and another suggestion for future consideration. However, I guess someone should check it out first. I have never been there.
Last edited by Dunoon, 22/Feb/2006, 3:30 pm
From Orange NSW.
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22/Feb/2006, 1:50 pm
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