This interesting tunnel is a pleasant surprise to any traveller on the Wombeyan Caves Road.

The road passes through a historical 1-lane tunnel carved through the sandstone ridge in a forest area part way through the farmland section. The tunnel is around 22m long at ground level, but has a sandstone outcrop extending several metres further at its western end.

The plaque at the eastern end of the tunnel states:
“This tunnel was completed during 1899 as part of a new tourist road linking the southern highlands to Wombeyan Caves. Officially opened on 29 January 1900, the road was originally named Duprez Road in honour of Adolphe Prosper Duprez of Bowral who was the driving force behind its construction.”

Wombeyan Caves, NSW, Australia.

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  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 4 years ago

    Very interesting … I love roads like this. I’ve been to Wombeyan Caves but many years ago … I don’t remember this – I guess I better go back and check it out aye!

  • Thanks Bev. There are 2 different roads, one in a one out from different direction. Yes, get back there and have a look!

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Cool shot Mike. I guess there aren’t many semi-trailers taking this route ! .. & no passing in the tunnel !

  • Thanks for the fave Michael. And no!!

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 4 years ago

    A very good use of perspective Mike .Interesting to view :))

  • Thanks for the comments Julie.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    An interesting sight Michael.

  • Thanks for viewing, Trish.

    – Michael John

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Top 10 placement in Tunnels

  • Thanks Kimba…I am pleased with the result.

    – Michael John

  • Ozcloggie
    Ozcloggieabout 4 years ago

    Based a painting on this tunnel a year or so ago. Have passed through it quite a bit.

  • ok – will check your painting.

    – Michael John

  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature. I am thrilled!

    – Michael John

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    Wonderful tunnel, and road!! Congrats on your feature!!

  • Thanks for the fave and your great comment!

    – Michael John

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your features.

  • Thank you Matt.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    A great Australian Road image Mike. Well done.

  • Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

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