Abercrombie River National Park

The Abercrombie River National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 19,000-hectare (47,000-acre) national park is situated approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) west of Sydney and 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Oberon.

Abercrombie River National Park
New South Wales
IUCN category II (national park)
Abercrombie River National Park
Nearest town or cityOberon
Coordinates34°05′38″S 149°42′27″E
Established22 December 1995 (1995-12-22)[1]
Area190 km2 (73.4 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteAbercrombie River National Park
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales


The park includes the catchments of Silent Creek and the Retreat River, as well as a 42-kilometre (26 mi) section of the Abercrombie River. The Abercrombie River National Park protects an important area of remnant bushland within the south-western Central Tablelands. It contains a diversity of vegetation communities characteristic of montane and tableland species as well as of the western slopes of New South Wales. The park makes an important contribution to nature conservation in the Central West by providing habitat for a number of animal species with large home range requirements and low domestic densities. The park provides opportunities for vehicle touring, bushwalking, swimming, fishing, picnicking and camping amid spectacular scenery. It also provides a pleasant natural break in the landscape between vast areas of cleared grazing land and large areas of pine plantations.

See also


  1. "Abercrombie River National Park: Park management". Office of Environment & Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 October 2014.

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