Abercrombie Caves

The entrance to the Abercrombie Caves is through the majestic Archway. Solid masses of marble decorate the walls of the caves highlighted by the soft natural light entering from each end.

More than a century ago goldminers built a platform for dances in one of the main galleries. Today the historic dance floor is used as a stage for underground concerts, weddings and Christmas carols.

The bushrangers cave was once the hideout for the Ribbon Gang, led by the ill-fated Ralph Entwistle, who began life on the run after being caught swimming nude in the Macquarie River at Bathurst.

The caves are surrounded by native bush on a 1400 hectare Nature Reserve. There are swimming holes in the creek as well as a public fossicking area within the camping area. At the southern end of the Abercrombie Caves Nature Reserve are the Grove Creek Falls.

Nearby events

  1. Bathurst Farmers' Market

    Saturday 24 November 2018 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Bathurst

    A Lions Club of Bathurst Project. Wander through the pavilions and sample or buy fresh regional produce. The market’s aim is to encourage stalls with goods that are grown and / or produced within the Bathurst and Central West Regions. …

    24 Nov - 27 Apr
  2. The Inland Sea of Sound Festival

    Friday 30 November 2018 to Saturday 01 December 2018 , Bathurst

    A major festival of music, arts and culture staged in the iconic location of Wahluu – Mount Panorama. The festival will bring together some of Australia's most prominent artists during the two-day music feast. Please visit the website…

    30 Nov - 01 Dec
  3. Bathurst Miniature Railway

    Sunday 16 December 2018 to Sunday 16 June 2019 , Bathurst

    Bathurst Miniature Railway - operates every third Sunday of the month. The Miniature Railway is located next to the Tennis Centre in Durham Street. Train rides are available weather permitting and passengers must wear covered footwear. …

    16 Dec - 16 Jun