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Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve


Take a guided tour of Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve’s caves. There are plenty of campsites and a couple of accommodation options – plan your weekend getaway now.

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In 1865, Wombeyan became the first area in Australia to be reserved for the protection of caves and there are still structures dating from the early 1900's in some caves.

Today, Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve boasts some of NSW’s most impressive show caves, including Figtree Cave, widely regarded as one of the state’s best self-guided cave experience, and others that you can experience on a guided tour. Aside from the show caves, the reserve also has a few walks, including the Waterfall track that features scenic waterfall views and Mares Forest Creek track.

The reserve is an easy drive from Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong, so it’s a great place to escape to on a weekend getaway. You can bring your caravan, tent or motor home to camp out overnight or you can book into one of the cabins or the cosy Post Office Cottage. You might find you have some visitors to the campground; the kangaroos can be quite inquisitive.

Extra cave tours are scheduled for most public holidays and can be booked at the time of your visit.


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NSW's 3 most spectacular caves

From the magical tours of Jenolan Caves to the convenient campgrounds of Wombeyan Caves and the majestic Archway of Abercrombie Caves, here are some ancient underworld caves for everyone to explore—including the kids.

A group take a guided tour through Jenolan Caves, Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Destination NSW


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Views over Wombeyan KarstConservation Reserve. Photo: OEH/John Spencer