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Wombeyan Caves campground

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

The campground is 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.

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

General camping area
The general camping area has unmarked campsites. Please park as close as possible to your tent/camper trailer/caravan to enable space for other users.

Campervan or caravan area
This area has marked bays for parking.

There is limited additional parking. Vehicles may park along the roadside in the general camping area. If in doubt, please see the onsite visitor office.

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

  • Campsites are mostly unmarked and suitable for motorhomes, caravans, camper trailers, campervans and tents.
  • There are 14 marked powered campsites (4 in the general camping area and 10 in the campervan/caravan area). No tents are permitted in the campervan/caravan area.
  • The campground has a camp kitchen and dining hall.
  • The kitchen has electric barbecues, electric stove/oven ($2 coin operated), microwave oven, fridge/freezer, hot-water urn, washing up area, and food preparation benches. 
  • All facilities are shared and food items left in the fridge should be labelled.
  • The dining hall is located next to the kitchen and has tables, chairs and an open fireplace.
  • In the unmarked general camping area, there are shared fire-rings and amenities with hot showers and flush toilets.
  • The campervan/caravan area has an amenities block with hot showers, flush toilets and a basic laundry with coin-operated washing machine and dryer, and a laundry tub. 
  • A children’s play area with cubby house and slippery slide, are located opposite the cabins.
  • Please ensure you leave the 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.
  • Please take your rubbish and recyclables home with you

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

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

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Cafe/kiosk

  • Basic supplies may be purchased 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.

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

  • Mains power is supplied to marked powered campsites as well as all campground amenities
  • There are 4 powered sites in the general camping area and 10 powered sites (bays) in the campervan/caravan area.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

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).

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

  • Assistance may be required to access this area
  • 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

  • Amplified music is permitted, however please consider your fellow campers. 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.
  • Chemical toilets (for example porta potties) are not permitted.
  • 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

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

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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