Wombeyan Caves

Wollondilly Cave


Useful Information

Location: From Sydney: Hume Hwy, Wombeyan turnoff south of Mittagong, Mittagong-Wombeyan 65 km/90min. Also: Hume Hwy, Goulburn turnoff north via Taralga, Goulburn-Wombeyan 86 km/1 hour.
Open: Open every day from 8:30.
Fee: Adult $6, Children (5-16) $3, Family $15.
Two Cave Concession (Fig Tree plus any other) Adult $10, Children (5-16) $5, Family $24.
Classification: ExplainKarst cave, cave system, Explainriver cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension:  
Guided tours: L=800m, St=520.
Photography:  
Accessibility:  
Bibliography: H Jane Dyson (ed) et al. (1982): Wombeyan Caves, SSS Occasional Paper No 8. Published 1982. WorldSSS.
Address: Wombeyan Caves, P.O. Box 18, Taralga NSW 2580. Tel: +61-48-43-5976, Fax: +61-48-43-5988. Michael Chalker, Superintendent.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History

1865 discovered by Charles Chalker, the first caretaker appointed by the Government.
1875 opened for public inspection.
1928 electric light.

Description

The most beautiful and interesting features in Wollondilly cave are the Pine Forests and Fortifications. Fortifications are ExplainRimstone Pools with 20-30 cm high rims. In the water of the pools formed Pine Forests, Explaincalcite crystals looking like 5 cm high christmas trees.