Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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Visitor centresNo public transportWheelchair facilitiesCampingCaravan sitesAccommodationLookoutsPicnics and BBQsKiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsNo cycling trailsNo car touringNo 4WD touring routesCanoeingNo sailing and boatingNo fishingSwimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingAdventure recreation

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.

Visit the NSW National Parks visitor website for more inspiration and information on Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve.

Park map: Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Local map: showing Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

NSW map: showing Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

Australia map: showing Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve

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These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.