Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
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
Maps and downloads
- 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)
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Fax: (02) 4843 5988
- Wombeyan Caves
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.
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.
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.