Borenore Caves

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

Useful Information

Location: 17 km west of Orange on 90.
Open: No restrictions.
Tunnel Cave: NOV to APR.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: Tunnel Cave: L=110 m.
Guided tours:
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Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is a park with numerous karst features. It is a popular family picnic destination.

The most popular cave is Arch Cave, which is easily visitable. It is actually a huge arch with the Boree Creek running through. The natural bridge is the remainder of a much bigger cave which was eroded. When Boree Creek has water the cave is not passable, but it is possible to enter the cave portal. In summer the river sometimes vanishes completely underground.

Tunnel Cave has a colony of Common Bent Wing Bats, which hibernate in the cave. The cave is open to visitors, but it is closed between May and October to protect the hibernating bats. This cave is horizontal, dry, and spacious. It is easy to visit, even with general hiking gear.

Verandah Cave is a said to be a type example of an ingrown meander and meander cave.