National Parks / Natural World
Abercrombie River National Park Arkstone
Where is it at?
Abercrombie River National Park
Emden Vale Road
Tel: 02 6336 1972
You can also get to the park via Felled Timber Road and Brass Walls Fire Trail (which is 4WD access and dry weather only). Turn off Oberon-Goulburn road onto Felled Timber Road about 23km south of Black Springs.
Where are we going today?
Kids, don't you fancy getting out into nature, rather than sitting indoors staring at a screen all day? We thought so!
Abercrombie River National Park is a great place to spend the day with your family - you can camp, fish, swim, canoe, or just play and explore!
The park itself has a range of terrains which are fascinating to explore. There are dense mountain gum forests in the north of the park, to the lower and more open forests to the south.
Jump in your 4WD and follow the fire trails! Uncover the abandoned gold miners cottage. Diggings, water races and sluices - relics from the 1800's gold rush - can be found as you just hike along the river banks!
If you love history, you might even come across traces of ancient Aboriginal campsites along the creek and river banks.
Wildlife is abundant here. Kangaroos, wallabies, and emus can be spotted all year round. If you happen to stumble across an isolated waterhole, be very quiet....you might see a platypus playing! They are most likely to come out at dawn or dusk, so if you have your mind set on them, time it well!
It's also a great way for kids to learn about the habitats of these creatures, and the importance of conservation.
There are also more than 60 species of birds.
The Sink, The Beach and Silent Creek camping areas are only accessible to 4WD vehicles. The Bummaroo Ford camping area can be reached with a conventional car.
Doesn't that sound better than the computer!
When can we go?
Year round day light access.
Any Top Tips?
The rivers and creeks are home to trout cod and Macquarie perch, both of which are protected by law. River blackfish, silver perch and Murray cray are also found here: all of these species are rare in the region. If you catch a trout cod, Macquarie perch or silver perch, you must please carefully return it to the water..
Doing our bit
They are always looking into how to conserve and protect these lands. Make sure you help out by looking after them too whilst you're there!.
If there is poor weather or fire danger, the park may be closed. Other than that, it's always open!.