Country NSW is a patchwork of quaint towns and villages packed with history and heritage, Aleney de Winter unearths a world of family fun in Central NSW.
Central NSW is one of my favourite old stomping grounds and Oberon, named after the king of the fairies in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, proves a suitably enchanting starting point to introduce my kids to its many charms.
1. To be enchanted by Mayfield Garden
Just beyond the historic Oberon township, I unleash my playful sprites into Mayfield Garden. At more than 64 hectares, the beguiling beauty is one of the world’s largest privately-owned cool climate gardens, inspired by the grandeur of English garden estates.
The kids flit over stone bridges, cartwheel through colonnades of plane trees, dance around a copper fountain and dive into secret grottoes before tackling Mayfield’s Box Hedge Maze, escaping just in time for a paddock-to-plate lunch at Mayfield Cafe.