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Mares Forest Creek walking track

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mares Forest Creek walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr - 1hr 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3.2km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Mares Forest Creek walking track begins near the visitor centre at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve Visitor Centre, a short walk away.

    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

    Maps and downloads

    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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mares Forest Creek walking track

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    Park info

    Mares Forest Creek walking track, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Steve Babka