May 21, 2020: Yerrandie Regional Park is now open, however the State Conservation Area remains closed. All camping, campgrounds and visitor centres in national parks remain closed in line with government health advice. For up-to-date information on what is open, check park alerts or visit the COVID-19 update webpage.
The Yerranderie Silver Mine Village, also known as Yerranderie Private Town, is one of the most authentically preserved ghost towns in NSW. If your interests lie with history, mining, scenic bush-walking or wildlife this quaint village hidden in the national park has it all.
The village can be accessed via the 4 wheel-drive Oberon Colong historic route through unsealed trails and wilderness of the Blue Mountains National Park. Taking a walk through the village is reminiscent of its time with a historic post office, tailor shop, general store, bank and residential cottages all restored to their prime condition as accurately as possible. All of the displays featured genuine relics originally collected by miners.
Also close by are the silver mining fields of Silver Peak Mine, Colon Peak Mine, Wonga Mine and Wollondilly Mine. A bridge has been installed across the top of one of the large mineshafts on Silver Peak mine allowing visitors to overlook directly into the mining area.
The ornate village is also a great spot to come across Australian wildlife as the location is set within a large natural sanctuary of grey kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, wallaroos and mountain birds.
The Yerranderie Silver Mine Village also features a free campground.