Things to do when visiting Abercrombie Ridge
At Abercrombie Ridge there are a variety of things to do and see.
Below are some things to do whilst staying at Abercrombie Ridge.
Some are located on the property and some require a short drive to reach the destination.
We hope you enjoy your stay at Abercrombie Ridge.
The spa has panaramic veiws over the Abercrombie River Valley and the Great Dividing Range. It is surrounded by a two tier deck, perfect for laying on a deck chair with a book and taking in the views.
The Games Room has a pool table, ping pong table and full entertainment area which includes lounge area for those who like video games - we have thousands of games to play, including PacMan and Frogger. Outside the Games Room, we have a dart board and giant Chess set to keep you occupied.
Abercrombie Ridge is home to an array of native wildlife and we do everything possible to ensure they remain safe. Abercrombie Ridge is a Wildlife Reserve and we choose not to list the types of native animals we protect as we wish to keep them safe from hunters. We do NOT allow hunters on any part of the property.
There are a few different locations on the property just perfect for laying around. Grab a book and curl up on a layback chair in the courtyard or on the deck, alternatively hook up the hammock between two trees and enjoy a drink while staring off into the distance or simply just relax and have a nap.
Abercrombie Ridge is situated on 133 acres surrounded by natural bushland. There is a short walk down to the dam or if you're looking for something a little more adventurous, the walk to the river will take approximately 1 hour if you follow the property boundary fence from the silver water storage tank.
Being located in the Southern Tablelands and in the middle of the country, there is no ambient light. This means at night when there is a clear sky, you can see the Milky Way. Download the 'Star Chart' App from the AppStore which is great for star gazing. Sit in the spa and watch the stars - try and spot a shooting star, be sure to make a wish when you do
Places to visit when staying at Abercrombie Ridge
At Abercrombie Ridge there are a variety of things to do and see.
Below are some places to visit whilst visiting Abercrombie Ridge.
Roxy is a classic 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. She is beautifully restored, very classy, she comes with a professional chauffeur and is ready to take you to your next special occasion. Roxy is available for weddings, dinners out, date nights, prom nights or any occasion that requires you to arrive in style and make a statement. Roxy can also be booked for experiences such as all inclusive romantic picnics, sunsets on the beach or tours of any kind that require privacy and a touch.
Taralga is Abercrombie Ridge's nearest town. It's a small country town with two pubs; a few cafés and a general store. Taralga is a beautiful little town with a rich bush ranging history. For more information about Taralga, visit the Taralga Information Website. Taralga is an approximate 26km or 15 minute drive from Abercrombie Ridge.
The Argyle Inn has been recently refurbished and is a boutique accommodation house and a first class restaurant.
For those interested in fine dining and having an amazing meal for a special occasion, then Laggan Pantry is must to experience. Laggan Pantry is open for Friday and Saturday night dinner and Sunday Lunch. Bookings are essential by calling Sally on 4837 3039. Located in Laggan, a small town near Crookwell, Laggan Pantry is approximately 56kms or a 45 minutes drive from Abercrombie Ridge.
The Grand Ettie Cafe is located in the middle of Taralga. The Grand Ettie Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and can supply everything from freshly made wraps to gourmet sandwiches, and provides a selection of homemade cakes to temp you. The Grand Ettie Cafe also does High Tea's and do a mean coffee for those who like their daily coffee fix. The Grand Ettie Cafe is approximately 26kms or a 15 minute drive from the Abercrombie Ridge.
Eclectopia is an artisan focused gift store, situated in pretty Taralga within the southern tablelands NSW. Gifts of integrity equals less landfill!
Taralga Wildlife Park is open Wednesday to Monday from 10.00am to 4.00pm all year round from. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday). We open every day during school holidays except Christmas day. We recommend you arrive before 2.30pm if you wish to see everything.
Mayfield Gardens is open all year round and is a must see in the region.
The Wombeyan Caves are limestone caves set in the Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. There are several caves and associated walks to discover and the Figtree Cave walk is regarded as the states premier self guided cave experience. Wombeyan Caves is approximately 40kms or a 1 hour drive Abercrombie Ridge.
Jenolan Caves is located deep into the Blue Mountains National Park. If you're looking for an adventure why not drive home or to Abercrombie Ridge via the Blue Mountains and visit the spectacular Jenolan Caves. They are one of the worlds most spectacular cave formations and are Australia's most famous caves! Jenolan Caves is an approximate 83kms or a 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Abercrombie Ridge.
The Abercromie Caves are limestone caves set in the Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve. Abercrombie Caves boasts the largest natural arch in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as a number of other grand, richly decorated caves. Set in a peaceful valley the caves are a magical place to visit and offer a unique opportunity to experience the hidden depths of NSW. Abercrombie Caves is approximately 140kms or a 2 hour drive from the Abercrombie Ridge.
Abercrombie River National Park is situated between Oberon and Taralga. The park offers swimming, canoeing, fishing, excellent 4wd adventures and an opportunity to explore the native flora and fauna of this truly stunning area of the Greater Blue Mountains. The three distinct areas of the park are Silent Creek (offering car based camping), the Beach at Abercrombie River and the aptly named Bummaroo Ford camping ground which is situated adjacent to Abercrombie Ridge on the Abercrombie River.
Crookwell is a picturesque country town situated amid rich farmland in the Southern Tablelands. The town boasts several cafés, a supermarket and a tourist viewing platform which overlooks the Crookwell Wind Farm which is located just out of town on the Crookwell-Goulburn Road. For more information on what to find in Crookwell, visit the Crookwell Information Website. Crookwell is an approximate 55kms or a 35 minute drive from Abercrombie Ridge.
Goulburn was Australia's first inland city and you will find whatever you need in Goulburn. It boasts many activities that you would expect from a large rural town. Check the Goulburn Visitor Centre for what's on in Goulburn during your stay. Goulburn is an approximate 72km or 45 minute drive from Abercrombie Ridge.
Lilac City Cinema is an old school cinema that shows all the latest releases. The cinema is cash only and still has 1950's prices (cheap) for tickets and snacks. Goulburn is an approximate 72km or 45 minute drive from Abercrombie Ridge.
Oberon is a perfect place to visit and at 1113 metres above sea level, it is the highest town in the Blue Mountains. Oberon is packed full of outdoor activity options and be sure to check out Lake Oberon if you're a keen fisherman and also call into the Oberon Visitors Centre while you are there. Oberon is an approximate 72km or a 45 minute drive from Abercrombie Ridge.
The Taralga Historical Society, located in the centre of Taralga has some very interesting artifacts to review and experience, be sure to stop and take a look while you're heading through town.
"Abercrombie Ridge is not just a place, it's a destination.
Taralga and the Southern Tablelands has so much to offer with a huge range of things to do and see. We visited Wombeyan Caves and had lunch at Laggan Pantry"
Matt - Canberra