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Published May 7th 2015
From the forest to your dinner plate
Oberon is situated in the magnificent central tablelands of Blue Mountains, The drive to Oberon from North Sydney takes around 3 hours.
It would be recommended to stop by the Oberon Visitors Centre before embarking on your mushroom foraging adventure. When I was there, I was greeted by a friendly lady who handed me maps and gave me directions on how to get to the Mushroom Foraging fields, provided me with some tips on which mushrooms to pick and which ones I should stay away from and assured me that the Huntsman and leeches might occasionally appear but otherwise there is nothing I should worry about.
The lady pointed me to the direction of Blackspring. It was about a 20 minutes drive from Oberon. From Oberon, I drove along Abercrombie Road and I had to make a turn into Riverview Road, which is an unpaved road.
You know you're at the right place when you spot these mystical plants growing in abundance at the side of the roads. I was lucky I decided to forage some mushrooms right after a whole week of rain. The wet autumn weather serves as the optimal condition for mushrooms to grow.