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  Lush pastures near Oberon
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This signposted tourist drive is very pretty. You can make it a round tour if you wish. We did not visit Jenolan caves this time, but went directly to Oberon.
The Jenolan caves are well worth a visit, and the way to them on this road is very scenic, and you could return via Edith to Oberon then back to Lithgow.

Leave the Great Western highway at Hartley on the road signposted to Oberon and Jenolan Caves. The road winds through lush pastures in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, giving you great views of the Blue Mountains, very scenic.

Oberon is a small country town, with a population of 2,500. There is not a lot here, but it is in a convenient location for the Jenolan caves. It can be quite cold here, we visited in October, and they had snow the week before, that is quite late in the year!

(late March - early April) is a nice time to visit, as the leaves have turned to beautiful autumn colours, .....many of the roads around the area are lined with stately poplars.
Oberon Dam, on the outskirts of town has a picnic and barbecue area, toilets and a children's playground, and there's the Oberon Museum, but only open on Saturday afternoons.

Please take particular care if approaching at dusk or in the evening as the area abounds with wallabies and kangaroos.

For more information on the drive if you wish to do it , check out the website, and it will give you further ideas for scenic drives in the area.

Website: http://www.openroad.com.au/travel_greatdrives_bluemountainsgranddrive.asp

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