Wombeyan Caves dormitories

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Wombeyan Caves dormitories provide basic bunk-style accommodation for groups. Stay here and enjoy cave tours, walking and mountain biking in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, between Goulburn and Mittagong.

Accommodation Details
Accommodation type Other
Where 24 Wombeyan Caves Road, Wombeyan Caves, NSW, 2580 - in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve
Bedrooms 6
Maximum guests 8
Facilities Drinking water, public phone, electric power, heating, rubbish bin
What to bring Bed sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases, towels, shampoo and soap
Bookings Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757
Please note
  • Check in 2pm to 4pm. Check out by 10am.
  • The dormitories are booked by room, not by bed.
  • Keys will be provided on check in at the onsite office until 4pm. After 4pm, keys will be left in the door of the accommodation. Please return the keys to the office on check out. Fees may apply for lost keys.
  • The nearest general store is located in Taralga, 32km away. Supermarkets are located at Goulburn or Mittagong.
  • There's more accommodation in Wombeyan Caves cabins.

Nestled in a secluded valley on the banks of Wombeyan Creek, Wombeyan Caves dormitories offer a great opportunity to get out into nature for a few days. Providing basic bunk-style accommodation on a scale ideally suited for large groups, the dormitories are situated in the scenic Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

Surrounded by bushland, you’ll most likely wake to birdsong and the sounds of the forest. After a hearty breakfast it’s time to explore the underground wonderland on a range of cave tours. There’s bush walking and mountain biking for the adventurous.

With all that exercise, the Barmah camp kitchen and dining hall will be well-used while feeding the hungry hordes. The dormitories are perfectly suited for families, community groups, overseas visitors and schools seeking an easy budget accommodation option.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Two people on the balcony of a cabin at Wombeyan Caves. Photo: OEH/John Spencer

    Wombeyan Caves cabins

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

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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-dormitories/local-alerts


Park info

See more visitor info

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve will remain closed as it is inaccessible while the local Council repairs flood damage along Wombeyan Caves Road from both directions. The road is now closed from both Mittagong and Taralga.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)


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.


Visit now and you'll see the gorgeous changing colours of the trees. The warm days and cool nights make this an ideaI time for camping.


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 the coolness of the caves on a guided tour.


Take advantage of the cooler weather and book a weekend getaway at Wombeyan Caves cabins.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


13°C and 26°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


1°C and 11°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • 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.
  • There are no bathroom or kitchen facilities in the dormitories, so guests must use the facilities in Wombeyan Caves campground. The camp kitchen and dining hall is about 100m from the dormitories
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Electric power

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


All rooms have heating.

Rubbish bin

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.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).


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.



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


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 dormitory area. Shared fire rings are provided in the campground. The construction of stone rings for fire places is prohibited.


Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Gathering firewood

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


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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Learn more

Wombeyan Caves dormitories 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 lands 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 story of Gurangatch 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 is home to superb lyrebirds, eastern whipbirds and flycatchers – look for lyrebird scratches on the forest floor. Around the park's rocky outcrops, see if you can spy 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 – they stay very still and upright, and you might mistake them as part of the branch they're perched on.

  • Victoria Arch walking track Victoria Arch walking track is a short, accessible walk in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. The easy bushwalk takes you to a viewing platform overlooking a remarkable natural rock formation.

On show

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

The limestone in the caves of Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is 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 cave tour to find out more about the history and geology of the caves.

  • Dennings Labyrinth Dennings Labyrinth in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve is currently closed to the public. Visitors will be advised when the cave reopens for tours.
  • Fig Tree Cave Be sure to take a 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 Victoria Arch walking track is a short, accessible walk in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. The easy bushwalk takes you to a viewing platform overlooking a remarkable natural rock formation.

Plants and animals protected in this park


  • Eastern bentwing bat. Photo: Ken Stepnell

    Eastern bentwing-bat (Miniopterus schreibersii oceanensis)

    Eastern bentwing-bats congregate in caves across the east and north-west coasts of Australia, in colonies of up to 150,000. 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.

  • Bare-nosed wombat. Photo: Keith Gillett

    Bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

    A large, squat marsupial, the Australian bare-nosed 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

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