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Wombeyan Caves dormitories

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

The dormitories are 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. 

Keys will be provided on check in at the onsite office. Please return the keys to the office 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 per room is available in front of dormitories. 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

  • There are 6 bunkrooms and 2 guest rooms in the dormitories
  • Dormitory bunkrooms: 4 single bunk beds (each sleeps 8)
  • Dormitory guest rooms: 2 single beds (each sleeps 2)
  • The dormitories are split into north and south with a central courtyard. There is a central guest room with interconnecting doors to 3 bunkrooms in each end.
  • When booking rooms together, interconnecting doors to the guest rooms will be unlocked. There are no doors between the bunkrooms.
  • All rooms have heating
  • There are no bathroom or kitchen facilities in the dormitories, so guests must use the facilities in Wombeyan Caves campground.
  • There is an amenities block with hot showers and flush toilets about 20m from the dormitories. During off peak seasons this amenities block may be closed to campers, but an access code will be provided to dormitory guests.
  • The camp kitchen and dining hall is about 100m from the dormitories
  • Please ensure you leave the dormitories 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.
  • Rubbish bins are provided in the courtyard for food scraps and general waste only. There are no recycling facilities at Wombeyan Caves. Please take your recyclables home with you.

Cafe/kiosk

  • You can purchase basic supplies at the kiosk

Drinking water

Drinking water is available throughout the campground and camp kitchen.

Public phone

  • There is 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.

Electric power

Mains power is supplied to the dormitories as well as all campground amenities.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

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).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Water activities

Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

There are no bathroom or kitchen facilities in the dormitories so guests must use the campground amenities. The campground is flat, however access to the camp kitchen and dining hall is slightly elevated and uneven.

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 enquire at the onsite office for 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 is causing distress to other visitors.
  • You can only enter caves if you have a valid ticket or token. 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 not permitted in the dormitory area. Shared fire rings are provided in the campground. The construction of stone rings for fire places is prohibited.

Gathering firewood

Firewood may not be collected from the park, 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.

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Park info

Kangaroos feeding on grass at Wombeyan Caves campground. Photo: OEH/John Spencer