Wombeyan Caves cabins

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Overview

Explore the mysterious caves at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve and stay in one of these self-contained cabins. It’s a great spot for a weekend break with the family.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Cabin
Where 24 Wombeyan Caves Road, Wombeyan Caves, NSW, 2580 - in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
Bedrooms 2
Maximum guests 6
Facilities Barbecue facilities, cafe/kiosk, drinking water, public phone, showers, toilets, electric power
What to bring Bed sheets, pillow cases, towels, shampoo and soap
Price
  • Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.
  • Minimum stays may apply.
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Take advantage of this secluded little spot and book a weekend away in one of the cosy cabins at Wombeyan Caves. Wake up to the call of magpies and lyrebirds, explore the caves, and take a bushwalk along one of tracks in the area. Then put your feet up on the balcony and relax while the resident kangaroos and satin bowerbirds pass by.

The cabins are self-contained, so all you need to bring is some linen and delicious food, which you can prepare to enjoy in the beautiful surrounds. Take advantage of the outdoor barbecue area while the kids are entertained with the play equipment nearby.

Whether you come with friends to relax, or bring the whole family for some quality time out in nature, Wombeyan Caves is a great place to be.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/wombeyan-caves-cabins/local-alerts

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Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Wombeyan Caves cabins.

Getting there and parking

The cabins are located in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, on Wombeyan Caves Road. If you're towing caravans, 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 your cabin. 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)

Wombeyan Caves Road access via Mittagong is closed until further notice due to landslide damage.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available for 1 vehicle next to each cabin. Limited additional parking is available near the general camping area.

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 cabins are self contained and fully furnished with kitchenette, dining area, and bathroom. 
  • All cabins include electric and/or oil heaters. There are no televisions.
  • The double and family cabins have 2 bedrooms. The standard cabins have 1 bedroom with a triple bunk bed in the hallway.
  • Standard cabins: Sleeps 5 people with 1 double bed and 1 triple bunk bed.
  • Double cabins: Sleeps 5 people with 1 double bed and 1 single over double bunk bed (trio bunk).
  • Family cabins: Sleeps 6 people with 1 double bed and 2 single bunk beds. 
  • Pillows, doonas and covers, and blankets are provided.
  • Toilet paper is provided.
  • Kitchenettes include a microwave oven, grill, full-sized fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and all cooking and eating utensils.
  • A children’s play area with cubby house and slippery slide, are located opposite the cabins.
  • Please ensure you leave the cabins and any shared campground facilities clean and tidy with all kitchen items washed up and put away. Additional fees may be charged for any unreasonable cleaning required or missing/broken items.
  • A rubbish bin is provided for each cabin 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

Undercover electric barbecues (free) are located opposite the cabins.

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Cafe/kiosk

You can purchase basic supplies at the kiosk

Drinking water

Public phone

  • There's a public phone available 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

Electric power

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 - medium

Only the family cabin (cabin 9) is wheelchair accessible with ramp access. Door widths are 800mm. Assistance may be required to access this area. A locked wheelchair accessible toilet and shower room is located in the campervan / caravan area’s amenities block, near the unmarked general camping area. Please ask for access at the onsite office.

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

  • All cabin furniture including dining settings are for indoor use only and must not be taken outside
  • 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.
  • 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.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Fires are not permitted in the cabin area. The construction of stone rings for fireplaces is prohibited.

Camping

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

Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park, so you'll need to bring your own supply.

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.

Nearby towns

Bowral (48 km)

Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.

www.visitnsw.com

Goulburn (52 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

Taralga (18 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

Learn more

Wombeyan Caves cabins is in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Aboriginal connections

Rocky cliffs of Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Kevin McGrath

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is located within the traditional land of the Gundungurra People, with the word Wombeyan coming from local language meaning 'grassy valley between mountains'. It's believed that Wombeyan Caves were part of an Aboriginal travel route that coincided with seasonal availability of food and the caves may have provided reliable shelter. The Dreamtime myth of Gurrangatch relates to the forming of Wombeyan and Jenolan Caves. The caves are said to have been formed during a contest between Gurangatch, a mythical being that was part fish and part reptile, and Mirragan, a legendary tiger cat.

Life in the air

The mountains and forests of Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Stephen Babbka

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve plays a special role in the conservation of some of Australia's precious native flora and fauna. The moist forest that surrounds the park's creeks are home to superb lyrebirds, the eastern whipbirds and flycatchers; look for lyrebird scratches around on the forest floor. Keep your eyes in the sky around the park's rocky outcrops for birds of prey, including brown goshawks and wedge tailed eagles. You'll have to look particularly carefully to see a tawny frogmouth; their camouflage is excellent- staying very still and upright- you might mistake them as part of the branch.

  • Mares Forest Creek walking track Tracking through a marble karst area along a stream, Mares Forest Creek walking track in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Area takes you to Tinted Cave.
  • Victoria Arch walking track A short walk on Victoria Arch walking track, in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, takes visitors through the bush to a remarkable natural formation.

On show

Reflected waters of Coronation cave, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Steve Babka

The limestone caves of Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve are between 400 and 430 million years old. The geological processes that have created the magnificent cave system you see today continue to work their magic; you'll notice the impressive cave decorations including stalactites and stalagmites that are created by the infiltration of water into the caves. Take a guided Discovery tour to find out more about the history and geology of the caves.

  • Dennings Labyrinth Cave tours have been cancelled until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Dennings Labyrinth, in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, is a guided tour through one of the park’s show caves.
  • Fig Tree Cave Cave tours have been cancelled until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Be sure to take the self-guided tour of the impressive Fig Tree Cave while you’re at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. The cave decorations are a sight to see.
  • Victoria Arch walking track A short walk on Victoria Arch walking track, in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, takes visitors through the bush to a remarkable natural formation.

Plants and animals you may see

Animals

  • Eastern bentwing bat. Photo: Ken Stepnell

    Eastern bentwing-bat (Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis)

    In colonies numbering up to 150,000, eastern bentwing-bats congregate in caves across the east and north-west coasts of Australia. These small Australian animals weigh around 13-17g and can reach speeds of up to 50km per hour. Eastern bentwing-bats use both sight and echolocation to catch small insects mid-air.

  • Common wombat. Photo: Ingo Oeland

    Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

    A large, squat marsupial, the Australian common wombat is a burrowing mammal found in coastal forests and mountain ranges across NSW and Victoria. The only other remaining species of wombat in NSW, the endangered southern hairy-nosed wombat, was considered extinct until relatively recently.

  • Brush tail possum. Photo: Ken Stepnell

    Common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

    One of the most widespread of Australian tree-dwelling marsupials, the common brushtail possum is found across most of NSW in woodlands, rainforests and urban areas. With strong claws, a prehensile tail and opposable digits, these native Australian animals are well-adapted for life amongst the trees.

  • Eastern common ringtail possum. Photo: Ken Stepnell

    Common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus)

    Commonly found in forests, woodlands and leafy gardens across eastern NSW, the Australian ringtail possum is a tree-dwelling marsupial. With a powerful tail perfectly adapted to grasp objects, it forages in trees for eucalypt leaves, flowers and fruit.

Environments in this park

Education resources (1)

Cabins at sunrise at Wombeyan caves. Photo: OEH/John Spencer