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Grove Creek cabins

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Grove Creek cabins.

Getting there and parking

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    Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is located in Central-West NSW, 1 hour south of Bathurst and 1.5 hours drive north of Goulburn. To reach Grove Creek cabins, enter the reserve and follow Caves Road to the visitor centre.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Grove Creek cabins for 2 vehicles.

    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

    • Each cabin is fully furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom, 2 bedrooms and a verandah.
    • The cabin kitchen includes a microwave, toaster, kettle, dining table, electric stove and small oven.
    • Bedding configuration: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed.
    • Pillows and blankets are provided
    • There is no DVD, television or stereo at the accommodation
    • There is a coin-operated washing machine and dryer next to the visitor centre
    • There is an electric heater and an outdoor fireplace
    • Rubbish bins are supplied. Please leave the cabin in a clean and tidy manner, place rubbish in the bins provided and take home recyclable materials.

    Toilets

    Showers

    Electric power

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    Grove Creek cabins are not wheelchair accessible.

    Permitted

    You'll need a valid ticket or token to enter the caves. Cave entry is allowed during normal business hours; 9am to 4.30pm Thursday to Monday or daily during NSW school holidays. 

    Generators

    You can use a generator until 10pm, but please be considerate of other visitors.

    Prohibited

    Amplified music is not permitted.

    Fishing

    Spear fishing is not permitted

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood may not be collected from the park.

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    Park info

    • in Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve 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.