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Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    From Orange:

    • Take the Forbes Road (also known as the Escort Way) towards Forbes
    • Take the signposted turnoff to Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve just past the town of Borenore

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Let your inner geologist loose among the limestone and see if you can spot the remnants of marble quarries and mines from the past.

    Spring

    Check out the wildflowers and birds in the endangered box gum woodland.

    Summer

    Escape the heat and step into magical Arch Cave while walking the Arch Cave loop track.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    15°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded

    38.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    2°C and 12°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    August

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    98.6mm

    Facilities

    Toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    The caves at Borenore are undeveloped so you will need to bring your own light or torch and wear sensible shoes. Cave floors can be very slippery, even when dry, so it is important to take care. Watch out for low roof levels or you may bump your head.

    You will need to bring your own drinking water; the water from Boree Creek is not suitable for drinking.

    Note: water levels in caves may rise very quickly during rain and thunderstorms. You should always check the expected weather conditions before entering any of the caves. If rain is predicted, you should consider putting off your cave trip till another day.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    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.

    Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

    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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    Nearby towns

    Orange (17 km)

    The bustling city of Orange, with its many cafes, restaurants and shopping opportunities, has something for everyone, plus there's a huge range of places to stay. The real highlight is the town's food and wine, so bring your thirst and your appetite.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Molong (28 km)

    Follow the heritage walking tour of Molong in Country NSW to see the many fine 19th-century buildings. Wander through craft shops or art galleries and visit nearby historic villages such as Yeoval, Cumnock and Cudal.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Canowindra (58 km)

    In the red countryside of Canowindra, you can travel back 360 million years to see rare fossils in the amazing Age of Fishes Museum, where you'll encounter thousands of fossilised freshwater fish.

    www.visitnsw.com