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Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    From Sydney via Goulburn (3hr drive):

    • Take the South Western Motorway to Goulburn
    • From Goulburn, follow Tablelands Way through Taralga
    • Take the Wombeyan Caves Road turnoff and drive for 23km (sealed and unsealed road)

    From Sydney via Oberon (4hr drive)

    • Take the M4 and Great Western Highway towards Lithgow
    • Turn left onto Jenolan Caves Road, then after 23km turn right onto Duckmaloi Road 
    • From Oberon, follow Tablelands Way (all sealed)
    • Take the Wombeyan Caves Road turnoff and drive for 23km (sealed and unsealed road)

    From Canberra (2.5hr drive):

    • Take the Federal Highway to Goulburn, then take Goulburn-Taralga-Oberon Road towards Taralga for about 45km
    • Turn right into Wombeyan Caves Road and continue driving for 23km (sealed and unsealed road) 

    From Wollongong (3hr drive):

    • Take the Princes Highway towards Sydney
    • Turn off at the Picton Road exit and follow around 27km then take the Hume Highway towards Goulburn
    • From Goulburn, follow Tablelands Way through Taralga
    • Take the Wombeyan Caves Road turnoff and drive for 23km (sealed and unsealed road)

    Wombeyan Caves Road access via Mittagong is closed until further notice due to landslide damage.

    Please ensure you have refuelled your vehicle as there is no petrol station at Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

    Park entry points


    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

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


    While the caves can be visited all year round, a trip to Wombeyan in spring is well timed to catch wildflowers in full bloom.


    A great time for a weekend camping trip - pitch your tent, enjoy breakfast cooked on the barbecue and beat the heat with a dip in a natural swimming hole.


    Take advantage of the cooler weather and book a weekend getaway at the historic Post Office Cottage. The wood heater will keep you warm all night.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    13°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    1°C and 11°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    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.

    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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve


    Nearby towns

    Taralga (26 km)

    Many of Taralga's existing buildings date from the 1860s to the 1890s, and most of them consist of stone from local volcanic supplies. This has resulted in an architectural style unique to Taralga that is somewhere between Georgian and Victorian, giving the town a unique and picturesque aesthetic.

    Crookwell (64 km)

    Situated high on the Great Dividing Range more than 900 m above sea level, the area experiences four distinct seasons and is ideal for growing disease-free seed potatoes, making it a key supply area to Australia's potato-growing regions. Every March, the region celebrates the industry with the Crookwell Potato Festival.

    Goulburn (72 km)

    Named after Henry Goulburn - the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, Goulburn developed into a major centre for wool, and in 1863, it became Australia's first inland city. Today, the town is a rich hub of history, discovery and natural beauty.