Abercrombie River - NSW

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  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


DEG: -33.99411 149.38824
DMS: 33º 59' 38.8" S 149º 23' 17.68" E
UTM: 55 H 6235926mN 720588mE
Altitude: 451.61m


Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


144.1kms North of Canberra
168.67kms West of Sydney
802.48kms SouthWest of Brisbane
996.29kms East of Adelaide

Address & Contact

38 Ross Street
Oberon NSW
Phone: 02 6336 1972
Email: N/A
Web: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkFacility.aspx?id=N0093


The Abercrombie River, is part of the Murray–Darling basin. The river is 130km in length from its source near Mount Werong village to its confluence with the Lachlan River at Wyangala Dam near Cowra. The river flows through freehold land as well as the Abercrombie River National Park, and provides habitat for platypus and water rats.

Today, the area is popular with good camping locations found at 4 sites within the Abercrombie River National Park, namely Bummaroo Ford (2WD and caravan accessible), Silent Creek (4WD), The Beach (4WD) and The Sink (4WD). There are also good 4WD fire trails leading to sites such as Licking Hole, and an abandoned goldminer’s cottage. Relics of the 19th century gold rush can also be found along the riverbanks.

Further camping is found in the Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve, namely at the Abercrombie Caves Campground, which is wheelchair accessible and have 60 sites suitable for caravans, trailers and 2WDs.
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Oberon (Springbank)
Distance from Abercrombie River 54.38km NE
Mean Max. °C24.823.721.417.
Mean Min. °C10.811.
Mean Rain mm80.661.366.157.160.479.670.875.567.478.471.473.8

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