South-west of Sydney and about 45km due north of Goulburn, the little town of Taralga is just a 20-minutes’ or so drive from the Wombeyan Caves where you’ll find some of Australia’s most spectacular and accessible displays of stalactites and stalagmites. These weird formations are still being created by limestone-laden water droplets after hundreds of thousands of years. Five caves are open to the public: Junction Cave is full of bats, as well, and in Figtree Cave visitors can walk around unattended and activate the lighting , which creates a visual wonderland. Above ground there are several walking tracks leading to some impressive lookouts which are often traversed by the many native animals which thrive in this area. The Wombeyan Caves area was known to the indigenous people long before European settlement. Many of the show caves and visitor facilities today have names which are adaptations of Aboriginal words; Wombeyan itself meaning ‘grassy valley between mountains’.