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NSW's top cave adventures

From guided tours to DIY walks, NSW's amazing caves are the perfect all-weather adventures for families and intrepid explorers alike. Descend into the oldest discovered open caves in the world at Jenolan Caves. See the largest natural arch in the southern hemisphere at Abercrombie Caves. Learn your 'tites' from your 'mites' and marvel at the dazzling decorations of Kosciuszko's Yarrangobilly Caves, 400 million years in the making. Check out exclusive school holiday tours for caves normally closed to the public.

Three people admire limestone formations in Fig Tree Cave at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

Explore these underground worlds

Explore Castle Cave, at Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Explore Yarrangobilly Caves

Step into the depths of South Glory Cave on a self-guided tour through its lofty chambers. Join a daily guided tour of Jillabenan Cave's delicate stalagmites, stalactites, shawls and cave corals. See Jersey Cave’s rare black flowstones, or less-visited Harrie Wood and Castle Cave.

Junction Cave, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Steve Babka

Discover Wombeyan Caves

Wombeyan became the first area in Australia to be reserved for the protection of caves, in 1865. Today, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve boasts some of NSW’s most impressive show caves, including Figtree Cave, widely regarded as one of the state’s best self-guided cave experience, and others that you can experience on a guided tour.

View across Archway Cave to raised platform where a performance group set up, Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Stephen Babka/DPIE

Visit Abercrombie Caves

Abercrombie Caves boasts the largest natural arch in the southern hemisphere, as well as a number of other grand, richly decorated caves. Take the kids on a cave tour and go on a magical underground journey.

Red Hands Cave, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/NSW Government

Red Hands Cave

Red Hands Cave in Blue Mountains National Park is one of the best showcases of Aboriginal rock art in the area. It's reached via Red Hands Cave loop walking track.

Price
Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
No wheelchair access
Where
Glenbrook area in Sydney and surrounds
Fortress Creek Canyon Photo: Blue Mountains Adventure Company.

Adventure sports safety

Canyons, caves and cliff faces are spectacular places to visit. Adventure sports like canyoning, climbing, caving and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore these unique environments. But these adventure sports involve inherent safety risks and are only permitted in some parks. We strongly recommend that you only head out under the guidance of a suitable group or club, or with one of our partner adventure sports tour operators.