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Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve

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Overview

Caves closed for repairs

All caves in Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve are closed until Tuesday 31 May 2024. We're working to repair flood damage and ensure safe access for visitors.

Famous for its incredible limestone caves, Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve offers great bushwalking, waterfalls and picturesque camping for the whole family. An Abercrombie Caves tour is an unforgettable experience.

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Set in a peaceful valley, Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve is a spectacular place to visit and a unique opportunity to experience the hidden depths of NSW. 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.

With so much to do and see, why not stay overnight? Enjoy a night by the campfire at Ambercrombie Caves campground, or cosy cabins and open fireplaces at Arch Cottage.

Make your way along Mount Gray walking track to see the historical relics of an old gold-mining community from the 1880s. Pack a picnic, walk to the magnificent Grove Creek Falls and take in the dramatic views. This is a great place to catch a memorable photograph and enjoy a refreshing swim surrounded by bush.

If you're interested in a cave tour, there are 4 fascinating tours on offer at Abercombie Caves:

Our strongest protections on park

Our strongest protections on park

Rare plant refuge

In September and October you may see the yellow and red flowers of the critically endangered bossiaea fragrans shrub. This rare plant is restricted to a tiny, 1km2 area that's protected as an Asset of Intergenerational Significance (AIS).

Yellow flowering bossiaea fragrans. Photo credit: Amanda Jowlett © OEH
Yellow flowering bossiaea fragrans. Photo credit: Amanda Jowlett © OEH

 

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The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.

Hand holding a phone with NSW National Parks app on screen. Photo: Branden Bodman/DPIE

 

Protecting threatened species

Find out what we're doing to ensure our parks are a permanent stronghold for threatened species conservation and recovery, and see how you can help.

A mountain pygmy-possum clings to a person's hand, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Alex Pike © DPE

General enquiries

Contact

  • 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.

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