Culture & Lifestyle
Enjoy Oberon’s country lifestyle – clean air, little traffic, crisp alpine climate, a short drive or walk to work friendly people, a real sense of community, a safer environment, and some of the most spectacular scenery in NSW.
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The Summer and Spring Garden Festivals in Oberon Shire are a chance to rediscover these simple pleasures, sharing the lifestyle, history, culture, produce, secrets, stories and hospitality of the Oberon Circle of Villages, which includes Black Springs, Burraga, Rockley, O’Connell, Tarana and Hampton.
Summer in the tablelands is the season of bounty. Fruits are in season, trout are in the streams, and adventure is in the air. Village life brings its own flavour to summer, with the pleasures of the home made and home grown.
Autumn in the tablelands brings the first promise of change and with it some interesting Cool Events. Mushrooms can be discovered in the forests, nights are becoming cool with days perfect for walking or mountain biking. Winter brings occasional snow with comfort food around cosy fires and the chance to hunt for truffles – black gold or be part of Yulefest at Jenolan Caves.
Spring is the season to visit our wonderful country gardens. Different from urban gardens these have often been developed from virgin bush or lush farmland. Many gardens are under active development. This is the time to see nature bursting forth after a long winter