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Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Sydney:

    • Take the South Western Motorway to Casula, then take the left fork onto the Hume Highway
    • After about 65km take the ramp to the Old Hume Highway at Aylmerton
    • Turn right into Wombeyan Caves Road at Woodlands and continue driving for about 60km until you reach the reserve

    From Canberra:

    • Take the Federal Highway to Goulburn, then take Gouldburn-Taralga-Oberon Road towards Taralga for about 45km
    • Turn right into Wombeyan Caves Road and continue driving for about 15km until you reach the reserve

    From Wollongong:

    • Take Mount Keira Road to Picton Road, then take the Old Hume Highway for about 35km
    • Turn left into Wombeyan Caves Road and continue driving for about 60km until you reach the reserve
    • Please note that the road from Mittagong to the cave is not suitable for caravans. Caravans should come via Taralga

    If you’re travelling from Goulburn, Mittagong, Crookwell or Oberon, please ensure you have refuelled your vehicle as there is no petrol station at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

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

    Spring

    While the caves can be visited all year round, a trip to Wombeyan in spring is well timed to catch wildflowers in full bloom.

    Summer

    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.

    Winter

    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

    Summer temperature

    Average

    13°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    38.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    1°C and 11°C

    Lowest recorded

    -9.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    June

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    174.2mm

    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.

    Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Taralga (26 km)

    Many of Taralga's existing buildings date from the 1860s to the 1890s, and most of them consist of stone from local volcanic supplies. This has resulted in an architectural style unique to Taralga that is somewhere between Georgian and Victorian, giving the town a unique and picturesque aesthetic.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Crookwell (64 km)

    Situated high on the Great Dividing Range more than 900 m above sea level, the area experiences four distinct seasons and is ideal for growing disease-free seed potatoes, making it a key supply area to Australia's potato-growing regions. Every March, the region celebrates the industry with the Crookwell Potato Festival.

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    Goulburn (72 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.

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    Wombeyan Caves, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Kevin McGrath.