Three weeks left: trip to Wombeyan Caves
Well, it’s been raining for almost 3 weeks straight, but my mate Graeme and I decided not to postpone our riding weekend anymore: so off we went to Wombeyan Caves!
The ‘dirt-road way’ from Sydney was flooded so we met up in Mittagong and took the less challenging but still exciting Goulburn-Oberon Road. Still enough dirt road to make it fun and give me some more miles on my new bike before le Tour de Oz!
Also, the 300km of constant rain gave me the opportunity to test out my gear – some stuff was great and other stuff… not so great… I’ll post a full review soon so keep an eye out for that.
About Wombeyan Caves
The Wombeyan Caves are limestone and marble caves in the Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve, located within the Southern Highlands (about 50 km north of Goulburn). The park features a beautiful camping ground, but also serves as a reserve for endangered native species.
We camped at the ‘Wombeyan Caves Campground’ – it’s a very nice spot located walking distance from the caves (2km), with lots of space, many designated fire places, good facilities (kitchen, hot showers) and a few powered sites (first in first served).
Oh, and there was lots of kangaroos. Kangaroos everywhere. Seriously, the kangaroos.
We only went as far as the closest cave, basically ‘cause we’re lazy and prefer riding to walking, but it’s nice to know that they’re there. You know, for important cave business.
The night passed with a bit of bike talk ‘round the campfire, a few beers, some rain, and many, many kangaroos.
We packed up early and had a nice cold shower all the way home – thanks to this non-stop rain we’re having – but that’s what adventure is all about :)