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Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

Overview

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is a scenic place to picnic near Orange. After a barbecue lunch, explore the reserve’s walking tracks and ancient caves.

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An inland oasis for native wildlife and protected species like the eastern bent-winged bat, Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve near Orange is a great place to get in touch with nature.

The ancient limestone caves are the feature attraction at Borenore, and there are several that are open to explore. The most popular is Arch Cave, and it’s a good idea to bring a torch so you can see the stalactites, stalagmites, columns and flowstones inside.

Drive the scenic Borenore trail and finish up with a picnic or barbecue lunch at the caves. The picnic area is a large grassy area, with plenty of shady trees and space for games.

Highlights in this park

  • Person walking on a bridge, Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Debby McGerty

    Arch loop track

    Explore Arch Cave along the easy Arch loop track, a short walk from the picnic area. Look for stalactites, stalagmites and columns in the cool cavern.

  • Picnic table in Borenore picnic area. Photo: Ian Brown

    Borenore picnic area

    With a large grassy area, barbecues and picnic tables, Borenore picnic area is a great place for a family picnic. After lunch, take an easy walk to e...

  • Verandah Cave, Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Steve Woodhall

    Verandah Cave

    Take the easy walk from Borenore picnic area to Verandah Cave, where you can explore its limestone outcrops and pools of water in Borenore Karst Reser...

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is open 9am to 7pm every day but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Arch cave, Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Ian Brown