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Post Office Cottage

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Post Office Cottage.

Getting there and parking

The cottage is located in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, on Wombeyan Caves Road. If you're towing caravans or camper trailers or travelling via bus it's best to approach from Goulburn or Oberon.

An access code will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Use the code to open the key deposit box located at the cottage. Please return the keys to the deposit box on check out. Fees may apply for lost keys.

To get there from Goulburn (1hr drive):

  • Follow Tablelands Way through Taralga
  • Take the Wombeyan Caves Road turnoff and drive for 23km (sealed and unsealed road)

To get there from Oberon (1.5hr drive):

  • Follow Tablelands Way from Oberon (all sealed)
  • Take the Wombeyan Caves Road turnoff and drive for 23km (sealed and unsealed road)

To get there from Mittagong (1.5hr drive):

  • Drive through the western edge of town to Wombeyan Caves Road
  • Drive for 67km along partially sealed road

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Guests must park in the office carpark, about 30m from the cottage. There is a foot access bridge to the cottage.

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

  • The cottage is self contained and fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, a kitchen/dining area, living room, indoor combustion heater, bathroom with shower and external toilet and laundry.
  • Bedding configuration: 1 double bed, 2 single beds and 1 single bunk bed. 
  • Pillows, doonas, covers and blankets are provided.
  • Toilet paper is provided.
  • The kitchen includes gas stove, oven, full size fridge/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, microwave oven and all cooking and eating utensils.
  • There's a television and DVD player however there is no television reception. The laundry includes a twin tub washing machine and dryer.
  • Outside is a wood barbecue, picnic table and clothes line. Firewood is supplied over the winter months.
  • Please leave the cottage clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged if any unreasonable cleaning is required or for missing or broken items.
  • A rubbish bin is provided in the cottage kitchen and at the back door of the cottage for food scraps and general waste only.
  • There are no recycling facilities at Wombeyan Caves. Please take your recyclables home with you.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Wood barbecues (firewood supplied)

Cafe/kiosk

You can buy basic food supplies at the kiosk. 

Drinking water

Public phone

  • There's a public phone next to the onsite office. The phone accepts both coins and phone cards.
  • There's no mobile phone reception in Wombeyan Caves but you might get mobile service about 2km away at the Goulburn exit.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Generators

Please be considerate of your fellow campers if you're operating a generator. Please note that use is limited to between 8am to 10pm.

Prohibited

  • Noise limits apply from 10pm. Park Management reserves the right to insist that offensive or excessively loud music is turned off at any time if it's causing distress to other visitors.
  • You can only enter caves if you have a valid ticket or token and cave entry is not allowed outside normal business hours, 9am to 4pm. Entry to all wild caves (unmodified) is strictly prohibited unless you have an approved permit.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Fires are permitted in the indoor combustion heater or outdoor wood barbecue only. The construction of stone rings for fire places is prohibited.

Camping

Camping is permitted in the campground only, not beside the cottage.

Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park, so you’ll need to bring your own supply. Some firewood is provided between April and October.

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

Post Office cottage ta Wombeyan Caves. Photo: OEH/John Spencer