The name Belimbla Park goes back to the 1940’s when an area between The Oaks and Oakdale was selected for a plantation of a particular type of eucalyptus, native to the Belimbla Creek near Tumut.
The Oaks is a growing town that melds heritage with new urban development. The Oaks offers a welcome rest point along a scenic drive through the shire. Originally called “The Private Village of Vanderville”.
Oakdale is both a fruit growing and coal mining town.
Yerranderie, lost and forgotten, in the Lower Blue Mountains is surrounded by wilderness. It is a nature lover’s and bushwalker’s Mecca. Take an adventure tour – fly in from Camden over scenic Lake Burragorang which isolates Yerranderie.
You can access the town via Oberon in a normal car. 4WD through the national park via Wombeyan caves one way and Jenolan Caves the other. Fossick on the mines, visit the museum, or stay in a comfortable lodge, a miner’s cottage or camp among the kangaroos. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the valley and explore the heritage of days gone by. The village is unique. The whole family will love it.
Exploration of the Burragorang Valley commenced in 1802 and the first bridle track followed the explorer’s trail. The valley became a popular tourist destination and featured many guest houses. Completion of the Warragamba Dam flooded the valley and residents were moved into the neighbouring towns.