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Abercrombie Caves campground

Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Abercrombie Caves campground.

Getting there and parking

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    On entering Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve:

    • Follow the road to the Visitor Centre to reach the campground

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Abercrombie Caves campground . Bus parking is available nearby.

    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 tour at Abercrombie Caves.

    Winter

    Explore the historic mining site at Mount Gray by day, then get cosy by the campfire at night.

    Facilities

    Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.

    Amenities

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    Electric barbecues are coin operated and require $1 coins.

    • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
    • Gas/electric barbecues (coin-operated)
    • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

    Cafe/kiosk

    The kiosk sells small snacks and drinks. It's a good idea to pack a picnic if you'd like to enjoy lunch on your visit to Abercrombie Caves.

    Drinking water

    Public phone

    Showers

    • Hot showers
    • Cold showers

    Electric power

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    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 + 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 - easy

    This area is fully wheelchair accessible.

    Permitted

    Camp fires and solid fuel burners

    Camping

    Generators

    Generators can be used in particular areas within this campground until 10pm. Abercrombie Caves campground have noise restrictions so visitors and wildlife can enjoy the park together.

    Horses

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    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.

    Abercrombie Caves campground

    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.

    Amenities block and grassy campsites at Abercrombie Caves campground. Photo: Stephen Babka/DPIE