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Gemalla: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Oberon Railway Station Group


Oberon Railway Station is now the focus of an outdoor museum. Inside the station are displays about the beginnings of the town, while outside one of the most popular attractions are the two railway carriages. There are also settlers huts, a working blacksmiths shop and many piece of fascinating machinery rarely seen today.

Located one block off Oberon's main street in Scotia Avenue the Museum is situated adjacent to the Oberon railway station and shunting grounds.

Apart from over 150 pieces of early farm machinery dotted around the nearly two acres of level display area the Museum also boasts a wide and varied collection of artefacts and memorabilia housed inside the original 1920s railway station with its two (circa 1925) passenger rail carriages.





Tarana-Oberon Railway,
Scotia Avenue
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 19.8K from Gemalla

Mayfield Garden


Mayfield Garden is a spectacular cool climate garden built to provide visitors with a breath-taking garden experience, year round. The Garden boasts hewn blue-stone walls guiding visitors along winding paths past cascades, across 10-metre high bridges to a wide circular pond with 16-metre high obelisk at it's heart and The Gallery, which is an interactive and informational exhibition centre telling the story of Mayfield Garden.

Features within the Water Garden include a water dripping copper tree fountain, stone and steel wisteria arbor, an all?e of London Plane trees, a valley with 5 adjoining ponds and a stunning blue-stone bridge with cascade folly.

The Nursery with its great range of cool climate plants, and the Cafe and produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu, coffee, cold beverages and Mayfield gifts are all part of the nearby Garden Centre, welcoming visitors year-round.

Mayfield Garden's expansive private family garden is open to visitors during the Mayfield Garden Seasonal Festivals. See website for details.




530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 20.1K from Gemalla

Gemalla: Events

Mayfield Garden Private Garden Spring Open Days


Mayfield Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and the Water Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Spring Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Water Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden Open Days occur for set days each autumn and spring and there's something for everyone with the Kitchen Caf? serving delicious food and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Closed on Public Holidays. Please check the website for details.




530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 16.6K from Gemalla

Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair


If it's heritage, then the Oberon Highlands Steam and Vintage Fair has it.

The fair is held annually in Oberon, with event set up, and the tractor trek, and car and truck road runs (entrants only), on Friday.

Saturday has a street parade at 10am, followed by all the action at the Fair Ground. Sunday starts with the early bird tractor trek and displays until noon. No entry fees on Sunday due to reduced activities and displays.

Free entry for exhibitors, on site camping available (limited space available).

Featuring historic machinery, vintage and classic car displays, steam traction engines, steam portables and stationary engines, vintage trucks and lots of tractors. Tractor treks, fun tractor pull, car and truck rally, the flying pieman organ, market stalls, drum maker, timber working, military displays including Lithgow Living History Group.




Lowes Mount Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 18.6K from Gemalla

Rydal Show


The Rydal Show is known as 'the biggest little show in the west', and this year will the 95th show for Rydal.

There is something for everyone with yard dog trials, wood chopping, prize winning arts and horticulture. See the best wool, the best cattle, and the best vegetables the district can produce. See the horse riding events and enjoy the Rydal Show country dining room where there is a two course lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea. Snacks are available at the canteen and liquid refreshments at the Bar.

Experience a real country show in a great bush setting on the edge of the village of Rydal, just 25 minutes from Lithgow.


Event Dates
2017
      4th Feb


Rydal Showground,
Market Street
Rydal, NSW, 2790

Located 18.7K from Gemalla

Rock and Road Cycling Race


The Rock and Road Cycling Race is a first for the area, and a first for Australia in cycling sport. A race where riders get to prove themselves across both road and mountain bike disciplines.

Rydal and surrounding areas will host the inaugural Rock and Road race event. Riders can choose a solo race where they can prove their skills on two bikes. Starting on the road bike riders will take in an 80 kilometre route out of Rydal and through the surrounding scenic countryside, before returning to the event hub and transitioning onto their mountain bike for the 40 kilometres rock route through Lidsdale State Forest.

There's also a Mini option which allows solo riders to complete a half distance course. Riders can choose to compete as a Duo, with one rider undertaking the road section and one rider taking on the rock route, with a tag-transition.


Event Dates
2017
      14th May


Market Street
Rydal, NSW, 2790

Located 19.0K from Gemalla

Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival


This Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden (36 acres), which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Autumn Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Mayfield Garden. In 2017 the Private Garden opens the last two weeks of April. See the stunning autumn colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Mayfield Garden Seasonal Festivals occur for set days each season and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney, 30 minutes from Bathurst and 10 minutes from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is not to be missed.


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530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 19.9K from Gemalla

Oberon Show


Oberon's annual Agricultural Show returns.

Enjoy plenty of action and activity at the Oberon Show. A colourful showcase of country life with plenty of action and activity including dog championships, equestrian events, ute competition, stationary engines, fireworks, and a wonderful display of produce, flowers, and craft in the pavilion.

Children can enjoy rides and sideshow alley as well as the animal nursery. Saturday's program ends with spectacular fireworks. Appetising refreshments are also on offer.





Oberon Show Grounds,
Ross Street
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 20.7K from Gemalla

Portland Art Exhibition


Since its debut in 1976, the continued success of the Portland Art Exhibition has caused it to grow in both size and importance within the arts communities of Portland and the surrounding regions.

In prior years, any money raised from art sales has been distributed back into the local community. The works are displayed in the Crystal Theatre, itself a historical and highly valued icon in a town widely known as a hidden gem in the Central Tablelands.

Opening night is on Friday, 4 March. Wine and a light supper will be available.






Crystal Theatre,
Wolgan Street
Portland, NSW, 2847

Located 23.1K from Gemalla

Gemalla: Travel Tips

Oberon Visitor Information Centre


Call into the award winning Visitor Information Centre for information on the local area and activities. Souvenirs, local merchandise and food products are available for purchase, including local truffle products, local gourmet honey, and local cold press olive oil.

During Autumn and Spring enjoy the open Gardens including the amazing Mayfield Garden. During Winter, experience the thrill of hunting for truffles or maybe make a snow man. Experience the wonders of Jenolan Caves all year round.




48 Ross Street,
Corner of Edith Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 20.5K from Gemalla

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