Turon River, NSW: Destination Guide

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Get back to nature with a trip to the Turon Nation Park and the impressive Turon River.

Read on to discover the best things to see and do near the Turon River or find and book accommodation near the Turon River today.

About the Turon River

The Turon River is one of the most pristine rivers in Australia. It came to fame during the 1850s when it became the site of one of Australia’s first alluvial gold rushes. These days, the region is a relaxed and idyllic area perfect for family getaways and 4WDing adventures.

Things to do near the Turon River

Fishing, 4WDing, camping…these are the pillars of the Turon region. The Turon National Park is filled with a variety of tracks and roads to explore, all offering a different degree of difficulty. The fishing is fantastic, and the surrounds just perfect for relaxing in while you wait for the fish to nibble. Horse riding, canoeing and swimming are also popular, as is bushwalking, bird watching and mountain biking.



Sofala is reportedly Australia’s oldest goldmining town, and there’s plenty to see and do. The streets are dotted with a number of restored old buildings that herald from the gold rush days, as well as charming antique, art and craft shops. Don’t forget to pop into the Royal Hotel, and if you’ve got a few days to spare you can pop into Hill End while you’re there too.


Just an hours’ drive from the Turon region is fabulous Mudgee, a region boasting more than 30 established wineries. Head on over for the day and enjoy local produce and wine tastings, and explore a selection of craft stores and art galleries.

Getting to the Turon River

The Turon National Park is about 185km north of Sydney.

By car

You can enter the Turon Region via the Castlereagh Highway. There’s a left-hand turn onto Turon Gates Road, which is just passed the little town of Capertee. Just a few hundred metres up the road, you’ve got the option to turn left and head into Turon National Park or continue out towards Sofala or Hill End.

Where to stay near the Turon River

There are two designated camping areas within the Turon NP: The Diggings and Woolshed Flat. For accommodation options near the Turon River, click here.