Destination, Oberon: Visitors miss snow but Mayfield, Jenolan popular

WHITEOUT: Thursday's snow had melted by the time the long weekend rolled around but Oberon's main street was still full of visitors. Photo: JANINE SHARP, Colours of Oberon.
WHITEOUT: Thursday's snow had melted by the time the long weekend rolled around but Oberon's main street was still full of visitors. Photo: JANINE SHARP, Colours of Oberon.

THEY may have missed the snow, but that did not stop visitors flocking to Oberon over the long weekend.

Mayfield Garden and Jenolan Caves proved popular destinations for the tourists while a spokesperson for the Visitor Information Centre said people were still asking where to find snow on Monday.

"When it started snowing on Thursday the phone did not stop ringing with inquiries," the said.

"But snow chasers were disappointed as it had all but melted when the weekend started.

"Jenolan Caves are still only taking bookings online so we advised visitors to pre-book."

The spokesperson said most of Oberon's accommodation was fully booked.

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Sharon Coleman from the Highlands Motor Inn said they were booked out weeks ago for the long weekend.

Ms Coleman also said visitors were here for Jenolan Caves and Mayfield Garden.

"When is started to snow we had a few accommodation inquiries but we could not accommodate," she said.

"It good to see people are moving about and staying in their own state. A lot of families just like to get out of the city.

"We already have a few family bookings for the school holidays and we are hopeful that more tourists will come to Oberon."

All the eateries in Oberon said they were inundated with people looking for something to eat and somewhere warm to sit.

Oberon RSL Club manager Peter Price said they had a reasonable weekend with the tourist trade.

"It was nothing like August last year when Oberon had the huge snowfall but business was steady all weekend," Mr Price said.