Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve
Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve is located near the famous Wombeyan Caves. You can have your choice of a cottage, units, or your own tent.
There are undercover cooking areas that include a communal kitchen equipped with stoves, refrigeration and dining areas.
- camping and friends (review: Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve)
- My first experience at Wombeyan Caves was at my friend Robyn and Scotty's Wedding which was held on a leap year. My lovely friend provided communal accommodation but my husband insisted we sleep in the car because he hadn't camped before. It was the most memorable wedding ever,apart from sleeping in our cramped car. That was over 16yrs ago. We now try to come every year and I book the luxurious modern cabins to sleep in. Our kids bring apples and marshmellows to cook over the campfire. We still get together every leap year for the wedding anniversary of our friends. The kids take their torches out at night and explore the wildlife with their dad. It's a great fun experience collecting fallen branches for the campfire, but, we will be bringing our logs this time.
- Posted by Rose at Thursday 22nd July, 2010
- Wombeyan Caves Guest Cottage - a few tips! (review: Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve)
- We booked a 2 night stay in the Wombeyan Caves Guest Cottage and would highly recommend a few extras for you to bring, and not bother bringing. There is a large firewood pile for use in the fireplace, but as it is left exposed and if it's just rained, it'll be very wet and very difficult to light (as we discovered), so a box of fire starters are a must. The Television has a built in VIDEO, NOT a DVD folks!!!, so if you have any of these relics hanging around, bring em along! And, DONT FORGET YOUR DOONA'S, despite the brochure saying they provide them. What are provided are thin polyester quilts, in my language. And if you are thinking of bringing your tennis rackets, FORGET IT. The "courts' are unplayable and dangerous in that they have no line markings at all, absolutely covered in leaves, only one of the 2 courts has a net, the court surface is covered in large potholes full of water making running for the ball downright perilous. Now, you may think I'm just another fussy '5 star junkie', but my husband and I used to spend an awful lot of time here 30 years ago when this area was part of a uni area of study for him, and it was delightful. We thought the cottage would surely have been given a face lift since then, the price had certainly changed enough to warrant it! This is our first trip back in that time and we lasted 1 night, quite depressed and disappointed at the way it has become so run down and dilapidated. However, all is not lost!,the caves where as wonderful as ever.
- Posted by Julia at Saturday 20th June, 2009
- weekend getaway paradise (review: Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve)
- Just had the most fantastic experience camping at Wombeyan Caves.A glorious and exhilerating drive in from Mittagong featuring breathtaking lookouts,a beautiful gravel road with sheer drops and tight corners (no you dont need a four wheel drive),some gorgeous rock cliffs and the lovely river.we had our choice of camp spot complete with nearby tap and fireplace,surrounded by wildlife and autumnal scenery.Thankfully this area has not been turnned into a giant corporate venture with restaurants and hotels,a few cabins sit unobtrusively amongst the trees and the whole site has a feel of uncomplicated and relaxed serenity.An evening walk in crisp fresh air under a billion gorgeous stars took us so far away form city life we never wanted to return,and an evening warming ourselves in front of the fire returned us to the forgotten art of conversation.a magic,peaceful place,stunning caves and walks,may it never succumb to any kind of development.An equally picturesque drive out the other side towards Goulburn only enhanced the journey more.fantastic and highly recommended.
- Posted by jeroen at Sunday 17th May, 2009
- Wombeyan Caves - April (review: Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve)
- We camped for four nights at Wombeyan Caves just after the Easter break in April. The area is beautiful and the camping facilities are pretty good. My advice is to try to pitch your tent so that it gets morning or afternoon sunlight and warmth. Also, although camp fires are allowed you have to bring or find your own firewood. There's plenty around although it will require a short car trip to collect your own as there's nothing nearby. The shower facilities are such that should you want a warm shower you'll need to use them in the morning. By the afternoon the water's gone cold. The camp ground is very safe for kids on bikes so I'd recommend brining a few bikes for the kids if it's possible. The kiosk only has very, very basic items, so don't expect to really stock up on anything. I highly recommend this camp ground.
- Posted by James at Thursday 23rd April, 2009
- Wombeyan Caves Nature Paradise (review: Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve)
- Wombeyan Caves Camping site is fabulous for families and overseas tourists. I would suggest the relaxing way to drive there is via Goulburn and Taralga. Where else can you pitch a tent , tow your caravan or stay in a comfotable cabin that is within two or three of hours from Sydney whilst being surrounded by Aussie native animals and birds. The bathroom facilities are adequate and chilly in winter, especially at 2:00a.m. Every afternoon the natives come to visit and the oval can have dozens of marsupials hopping about. The possums and other critters also come out at night. In the morning you awaken to the sound of the birds swooping low over your roof (tent caravan or cabin). Barbecue lunches also attract all the local birds hoping to grab a scrap of sausage. You will need to be mindful of this as the currawongs especially will sneak into your tent or cabin to nick whatever it can find. If you are staying at a cabin or caravan site you wil have a nice picnic table / chairs to have an outdoor bbq or picnic. There are plenty of pleasant walks to do during the daytime. Close the the main camping ground there is an elevated grassy flat that the wallabies hang out to sunbake in . I have only seen one fat wombat in the valley , I have also seen a few of these on the drive too. If you are unlucky enough to have rain then you can walk in the caves . There are 4 main guided tours and one self guided tour. The price for caves is extremely reasonable if you are staying at the reserve for 2 or more nights. The all inclusive multiple cave tours is less that $30 for an individual or under $70 for a family of two adults and as many kids as you have in your family . You are allowed to have campfires in the normal camping area. THere is a huge kitchen near the campsites . There is a bunkhouse too which is a short hike to the kitchen. The downside to some but advantage to others is there is no mobile telephone reception so you cannot get hassled by your workplace , therefore no internet mobile coverage too . If you need to make a phonecall there is a payphone near the kiosk. In most areas of the valley there is no radio cover either and definitely no television reception. If you must have televison you can easily bring your dish and locate your satellite tv provider or aurora t.v. Usually it is a great place to sit back with a glass of port and read a book listening to your ipod music. If you camp in winter you will need to pack your warmest sleeping equipment as the night time temperature is often minus 5 degrees C. I would not advise a trip over easter as it is way too busy and crowded. IN winter is is usually very pleasant. If you have a summer trip the cabins are not air conditioned. Please rememberto bring ALL your food with you as the nearest town is a considerable drive. The kiosk can provide long life milk and soft drinks but not the bread , eggs or steaks .
- Posted by debra at Monday 18th June, 2007
- Camping at Wombeyan (review: Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve)
- Camping Wombeyan camp grounds are extensive and surprisingly busy on public holidays. The drawcard for us is the campfire which are allowed. Cut firewood is not provided, but we spent a lovely half hour collecting dried branches. Some stumps were available but we didn't have an ax or chainsaw handy. Shower and toilet facilities are available, as well as a cooking area. There is kiosk which provides basic food items. Cabins and caravan sites are available too. Camping permits are obtained at the visitor's office near the kiosk. Some small tracks are available for bicycles and plenty of bushwalking or caving available. Winter is a great time to go, with a nip in the air, the poplars turning yellow and a fire to keep you warm. One of my families' favourite camping spots.
- Posted by Yvonne at Monday 21st May, 2007
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