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 Winter Festival

    Tuesday 17 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Bathurst

    A showcase of all that is vibrant, creative and unique in the region, this magical winter event sees building come alive through static and interactive illuminations that transform historic architecture and everyday spaces into unique wonde…

    17 Jul - 22 Jul
  2. Bathurst Farmer’s Market

    Saturday 28 July 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. Loca…

    28 Jul - 27 Apr
  3. Bathurst Arts Trail

    Saturday 04 August 2018 to Sunday 05 August 2018 , Bathurst

    Painters, potters, glass artists, sculptors and printmakers showcase their talents in town and country studios and galleries. Look for the golden Bali flags that indicate artists' locations. Check availability of artists on website or at Ba…

    04 Aug - 05 Aug