Wombeyan Caves is located within a picturesque valley 190 km south-west of Sydney, 77 km north of Goulburn and 63 km west of Mittagong. The Caves is seen by many as a “hidden gem”, a place that that slips under the radar and whose natural beauty takes many first time visitors by surprise.
The site is known for its’ remarkable karst formations, and is a popular destination for family holiday-makers and day visitors. The visitor precinct offers a range of accommodation (camping and hard-roofed) and nature-based recreational activities.
At the same time the precinct was “tired” and lacking the visitor amenity and quality that can take advantage of the areas stunning natural attractions.
As a result visitation to Wombeyan Caves was under-performing compared to other regional tourism destinations. The site’s ageing infrastructure is under-utilised, detracted from the spectacular setting, and no longer met user and NPWS expectations.
This Precinct Plan identifies strategies and precinct design proposals to address these challenges. It also defines a long term direction for the visitor precinct that will inform ongoing planning design and management and assist with future decision making.
Environmental Partnership and our Architectural collaborators Andrew Burns Architects completed detailed design for stage one precinct improvements in 2022.