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Victoria Arch walking track

Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Overview

Wombeyan Caves Road closed

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. Find out more about the improvements underway at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

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.

Accessibility
Easy
Distance
0.6km return
Time suggested
10 - 20min
Grade
Grade 1
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen

Take Victoria Arch walking track to the spectacular rock formation that makes up the final chamber of Fig Tree Cave. The 300m walk is an accessible alternative to a self-guided tour through this impressive cave.

The shady walking track starts near Kui Kiosk and follows the banks of the usually dry Wombeyan Creek. Pack some sandwiches and have lunch at Wombeyan picnic area, then take your camera along to capture the awe-inspiring scenery at the end of the track.

Victoria Arch is one of the largest chambers at Wombeyan Caves. It contains a striking array of colours created by bacteria that grows on the walls and roof. Large stromatolites – layered rock mounds formed by bacteria – can also be observed on the floor of this chamber. They resemble the tail of a crayfish and are commonly referred to as ‘cray backs’.

There are no steps along Victoria Arch walking track until you reach the arch, so it’s an excellent way for everyone to enjoy the natural beauty of Wombeyan Caves.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Visitors outside the Kui Kiosk building in Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Credit: Remy Brand/DPE © Remy Brand

    Kui Kiosk

    Kui Kiosk is your one-stop-shop for cave tour tickets and tourist information at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

  • 3 people standing in Fig Tree Cave looking at geological features at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    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.

  • Wombeyan picnic area, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Steve Babka

    Wombeyan picnic area

    Wombeyan picnic area is a shady spot for a lunch break during a day touring the caves at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

 

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