Top Town Itinerary

Mayfield Garden

Glamping accommodation experience in Mayfield Garden, dinner and breakfast.

Full garden access on day of arrival and day of departure.

Take in some of the most spectacular scenery in NSW as you drive towards Oberon from any direction.

Friday: Arrive in time to immerse yourself in this world class garden just 10 mins drive from the township. Enjoy lunch in the Restaurant or catered picnic in the Garden. Check-in is from 4pm and comfortably appointed glamping tents are located by Mayfield’s Obelisk Pond, each fitted with authentic natural fibre rugs, premium queen size beds, and high-grade linen.

Relax or take a hot shower before making your way to the Garden Restaurant for a three-course a la carte dinner included in your Glamping Package, with the choice of indoor or outdoor dining. Dinner served at restaurant from 6:00-8:00pm.

Guests can relax in the well-lit covered area, before stargazing and retiring to their tent for the night.

The biggest bonus for glampers is exclusive night-time and early-morning access to the entire 65-hectare garden, including the private family estate. Mayfield staff will happily cater a sunset picnic or early-morning breakfast, complete with a bottle of champagne; take breakfast in the Garden Restaurant or you can even arrange to have breakfast delivered to your tent!

OPTION ONE: Saturday


One-Day Sourdough Workshop and Lunch.

Just a few minutes’ drive from Mayfield Garden lies Essington Park, a graceful homestead circa 1860.

You will be treated to a one-day informal, relaxed, and fun workshop by your host and renowned chef, Simmone Logue who demonstrates the art of making a starter, all you need to know about bringing the world of sourdough baking into your everyday life and some of Simmone’s favourite toppings and accompaniments for easy entertaining.

Begin with morning tea and welcome by Simmone, with discussion about the joys of sourdough baking. A non-daunting approach to baking with bits of easy-to-get technical information sprinkled throughout.

Back to the bench to check on fermentation and see how our bread is rising. Shape bread into your own banneton basket for you to take home or be kept rising at Essington if you are staying overnight. Your bread will be ready to bake the following day.

Simmone will then demonstrate how to score your bread and bake in a Dutch oven along with two of Simmone’s favourite toppings for sourdough bruschetta, which we will enjoy with a glass of wine or a cup of tea to finish our day.

What you will take home:

  • 1 x jar of Simmone’s three-year-old sourdough starter 1 oval banneton basket
  • 1 x cotton liner
  • 1 x bread lame with 4 extra blades 1 x pastry scraper
  • 1 x recipe booklet including tips and tricks for your best baking life


Accommodation and Dinner, Breakfast:

Take a short drive into the township of Oberon and enjoy a leisurely walk in the main street where you will find delightful cafes, butchers, bakers and shopping outlets, including eclectic gifts and antiques.

Book into your accommodation for the night at the art deco styled Tourist Hotel in main street, Oberon. Your host and chef, Edmond Power will welcome and tempt you with the Tapas style menu and an extensive range of wines in the comfortable lounge setting and wine bar. Taste home-cooked food using local produce, including a range of vegetables and herbs from Edmond’s Garden, which you are welcome to view and pick from yourselves!

Stay and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast.


OPTION TWO: Saturday


Truffle Hunting Experience and Lodge Accommodation:

Just a few minutes’ drive from the township, nestled in the high country of Oberon, RedGround was born out of a dream to transform 60 acres of bare paddock into a world-class truffle destination.

Embark on a truly unique adventure with a truffle hunting experience, watch the dogs at work and learn about how truffle is grown. Enjoy unforgettable moments in the bespoke Truffle Hunting Lodge. Delight in the earthy aroma of truffles as you explore the truffiére and savour the touch and taste of this gourmet treasure. Stay in your own private cottage on a working truffle farm. Sit back and relax while you overlook stunning valley views in front of a roaring log fire. Watch the sun set, then gaze up at the night sky with crystal clear views of the Milky Way. Watch the local wildlife from your country kitchen table, then explore the region at your leisure.


Breakfast at one of the cafes in main street Oberon, including The Milbrey, where chef, Drew

and his team can rustle you up a tasty delight from the extensive menu.

Before you depart, take one last stroll around Oberon’s shopping outlets, view the Oberon Museums, and learn a bit about our pioneering history, or call in to the Oberon Visitor Information Centre, open daily 9.30am-5pm. Friendly staff can assist you with maps and further information on the region, should you wish to revisit! Whilst here, you can take the opportunity to view our beautiful range of local produce and variety of merchandise to maybe purchase a souvenir of your time spent in Oberon!




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