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. Alabar Gold Crown Carnival

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Bathurst

    The Alabar Gold Crown Carnival runs for 10 days and is a mix of harness racing action (six race meetings) and social events. The social events include the Honouree Dinner, Golf Day, Gold Crown Ball and the yearling sale. Also the Miss…

  2. Bathurst Farmers' Market

    Saturday 23 March 2019 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. …

    23 Mar - 27 Apr
  3. Autumn Colours Program

    Saturday 23 March 2019 to Sunday 19 May 2019 , Bathurst

    Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich and fascinating past, with many of the region’s historic sights brought to life through a series of tours and activities. These provide a rare opportunity to…

    23 Mar - 19 May