Wombeyan Caves campground
Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
Wombeyan Caves campground is the perfect place to set up camp with all the amenities you need. Bring your tent, caravan, or camper trailer and enjoy a weekend exploring.
|Number of campsites||100|
|Camping type||Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle|
|Facilities||Amenities block, barbecue facilities, drinking water, showers, toilets|
Bookings are essential for caravans and camper trailers. This campground is suitable for group bookings. Please contact the NPWS Wombeyan Caves office on (02) 4843 5976.
Love the idea of sleeping in the great outdoors but like the convenience of amenities at your fingertips? That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Wombeyan Caves campground.
This large campground is perfect for caravans and motor homes, and offers easy access for people using wheelchairs. Your campsite will be close to all the attractions in the park, and there’s a communal kitchen, as well as fire places so you can toast marshmallows. You’re bound to welcome a hot shower at the end of a hard day’s exploring.
It can be a popular place, especially during school holidays, so you’ll need to book in advance to secure your campsite if you’re planning to bring a caravan or camper trailer.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/wombeyan-caves-campground/local-alerts
- Wombeyan Caves
- 9am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
- (02) 4843 5976
- (02) 4843 5988
- in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve in the Country NSW region
Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
- Wombeyan Caves
(02) 4843 5976
Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (02) 4843 5988
- Wombeyan Caves
All the practical information you need to know about Wombeyan Caves campground.
Getting there and parking
Wombeyan campground is at the eastern side of Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, situated on the banks of the Wombeyan Creek, opposite the camper’s kitchen and Cabin Park.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Wombeyan Caves campground.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
While the caves can be visited all year round, a trip to Wombeyan in spring is well timed to catch wildflowers in full bloom.
A great time for a weekend camping trip - pitch your tent, enjoy breakfast cooked on the barbecue and beat the heat with a dip in a natural swimming hole.
Take advantage of the cooler weather and book a weekend getaway at the historic Post Office Cottage. The wood heater will keep you warm all night.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
13°C and 26°C
1°C and 11°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Flush toilets
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
- Gas/electric barbecues (coin-operated)
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
- Hot showers
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - easy
This area is fully wheelchair accessible
- There is an amenities block that is wheelchair accessible
Wombeyan Caves campground is in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:
Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is located within the traditional land of the Gundungurra People, with the word Wombeyan coming from local language meaning 'grassy valley between mountains'. It's believed that Wombeyan Caves were part of an Aboriginal travel route that coincided with seasonal availability of food and the caves may have provided reliable shelter. The Dreamtime myth of Gurrangatch relates to the forming of Wombeyan and Jenolan Caves. The caves are said to have been formed during a contest between Gurangatch, a mythical being that was part fish and part reptile, and Mirragan, a legendary tiger cat.
Life in the air
Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve plays a special role in the conservation of some of Australia's precious native flora and fauna. The moist forest that surrounds the park's creeks are home to superb lyrebirds, the eastern whipbirds and flycatchers; look for lyrebird scratches around on the forest floor. Keep your eyes in the sky around the park's rocky outcrops for birds of prey, including brown goshawks and wedge tailed eagles. You'll have to look particularly carefully to see a tawny frogmouth; their camouflage is excellent- staying very still and upright- you might mistake them as part of the branch.
- Mares Forest Creek walking track Tracking through a marble karst area along a stream, Mares Forest Creek walking track in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Area takes you to Tinted Cave.
- Victoria Arch walking track A short walk on Victoria Arch walking track, in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, takes visitors through the bush to a remarkable natural formation.
The limestone caves of Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve are between 400 and 430 million years old. The geological processes that have created the magnificent cave system you see today continue to work their magic; you'll notice the impressive cave decorations including stalactites and stalagmites that are created by the infiltration of water into the caves. Take a guided Discovery tour to find out more about the history and geology of the caves.
- Dennings Labyrinth Dennings Labyrinth, in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, is a guided tour through one of the park’s show caves.
- Fig Tree Cave Be sure to take the self-guided tour of the impressive Fig Tree Cave while you’re at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. The cave decorations are a sight to see.
Plants and animals you may see
Eastern bentwing-bat (Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis)
In colonies numbering up to 150,000, eastern bentwing-bats congregate in caves across the east and north-west coasts of Australia. These small Australian animals weigh around 13-17g and can reach speeds of up to 50km per hour. Eastern bentwing-bats use both sight and echolocation to catch small insects mid-air.
Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)
A large, squat marsupial, the Australian common wombat is a burrowing mammal found in coastal forests and mountain ranges across NSW and Victoria. The only other remaining species of wombat in NSW, the endangered southern hairy-nosed wombat, was considered extinct until relatively recently.
Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)
One of the most widespread of Australian tree-dwelling marsupials, the common brushtail possum is found across most of NSW in woodlands, rainforests and urban areas. With strong claws, a prehensile tail and opposable digits, these native Australian animals are well-adapted for life amongst the trees.
Common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus)
Commonly found in forests, woodlands and leafy gardens across eastern NSW, the Australian ringtail possum is a tree-dwelling marsupial. With a powerful tail perfectly adapted to grasp objects, it forages in trees for eucalypt leaves, flowers and fruit.