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Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve.

Getting there and parking

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    From Bathurst:

    • Drive south on Vale Road which continues into Trunkey Road
    • Continue until you come to the T-intersection at Trunkey Creek and turn left onto Goulburn Road
    • The turnoff to Abercrombie Caves is on your left approximately 13km after the township of Trunkey Creek onto Caves Road

    From Goulburn:

    • Drive north west from passing the townships of Crookwell and Binda
    • Approximately 10km after the township of Binda turn to the right towards Tuena
    • The turnoff to Abercrombie Caves is on your right approximately 16km after the township of Trunkey Creek onto Caves Road

    Park entry points

    • Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve See on map

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Try your luck fishing for rainbow trout in Grove Creek and breathe in the crisp autumn air.

    Spring

    Pack a picnic and head off on the Grove Creek Falls walking track to enjoy a relaxing lunch with spectacular views of the waterfalls.

    Summer

    Step out of your tent and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools of Grove Creek, then discover the natural wonders underground on a cave tour.

    Winter

    Explore the historic mining site at Mount Gray by day, then get cosy by the campfire at night.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    8°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    27°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    -0.1°C and 12°C

    Lowest recorded

    -1.1°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    268.4mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

    Contact

    • in the Country NSW region
    • Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve and caves are open Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). The reserve and caves area open daily during NSW school holidays. Closed Christmas Day.

      • Abercrombie Caves office
        (02) 6368 8603
        Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). 9am-4.30pm daily during NSW school holidays. Closed Christmas Day.
      • Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve, Trunkey Creek NSW
      • Email: abercrombie.caves@environment.nsw.gov.au
        Fax: (02) 6368 8634
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    Nearby towns

    Blayney (49 km)

    Blayney, a small farming town in the heart of Country NSW, is a great base for exploring regional heritage sites. Many of the buildings in Blayney and surrounding townships are classified by the National Trust.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Bathurst (68 km)

    Within a 70-km radius of Bathurst are the spectacular limestone cave systems -Abercrombie and Jenolan caves - which you can explore safely on guided tours.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Goulburn (120 km)

    Named after Henry Goulburn - the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Goulburn developed into a major centre for wool, and in 1863, it became Australia's first inland city. Today, the town is a rich hub of history, discovery and natural beauty.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Abercrombie Caves, Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: OEH/NSW Government