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02 Dec

Wellington Caves Tour


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    Discovery Lab (9:15 am-10:00 am)

    Cathedral Cave (9:30 am-10:30 am)

    Gaden Cave (11:00 am-12:00 pm) Sold out

    Cathedral Cave (12:30 pm-1:30 pm)

    Gaden Cave (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)

    Cathedral Cave (3:00 pm-4:00 pm)

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    Wellington Caves and Caravan Park
    Wellington Caves
    Caves Road, Apsley NSW, Australia
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    *Please note: due to impacts from flooding events the Fossil and Phosphate Mine remain closed. We will be offering guided Cathedral and Gaden Cave tours and Discovery Lab sessions. Tours are conducted daily. (With the exception of Christmas Day)

    Cathedral Cave - 1 hour duration - 25 person capacity limit per tour

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The lowest level of Cathedral Cave will be temporarily closing for approximately two weeks to have repair works completed. Tours will continue operating through the top two levels and tour duration still remains at one hour.

    Cathedral Cave is the largest show cave on the Reserve. Highlights of the tour include the Altar, a 15m tall crystal formation, the Well and the site of a Fossil Dig conducted by Flinders University. There are 150 stairs down into the cave and then 150 on the return exit. A medium level of fitness is required for this tour.

    Hard hats are required on tour, these are supplied by the caves but you are welcome to bring your own. Suitable enclosed footwear is also essential. 

    Gaden Cave - 1 hour duration - 12 person capacity limit per tour

    Gaden Cave is a relatively small, beautiful crystal filled cave. It is approximately a 10 minute walk on the surface, passing & learning of other caves and excavation shafts along the way. Within the cave there are 120 stairs (with a handrail) to go down and back up in stages.

    Gaden Cave is susceptible to changes in atmospheric conditions such as carbon dioxide which can be influenced by outside temperatures during the summer months. Cave safety checks are completed every morning prior to tours commencing. Tours may be suspended if the cave does not pass the safety check, any guests booked prior will be contacted ASAP.

    Enclosed shoes are mandatory for tours. Entry will be refused for those not in appropriate footwear.

    Hard Hats are required for all tours. We supply hard hats for all guests, however you are more than welcome to bring your own or bike helmets. 

    Discovery Lab – 45 minute duration - 20 person capacity limit

    Become a palaeontologist for the day. Dig through million year old sediment extracted from our Bone Cave and Phosphate Mine and see what bones, fossils and other cave treasures you can discover!

    Discovery Lab sessions are held in a classroom within the Visitor Experience Centre. (Does not include entry into the cave) Select “with tour” if you have also booked a Gaden Cave tour or “without” if only completing a discovery lab session.

    Please Note:

    • All tours must have a minimum of two paying Adults to proceed
    • All tours depart promptly on time, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. No refunds will be given for late arrivals. 
    • The Cathedral & Gaden Caves have handrails and are easily accessible to those with reasonable mobility. There are 300 steps in the Cathedral Cave and 240 steps in the Gaden Cave. 
    • The Cathedral Cave and Gaden Cave do not have wheelchair access. 
    • Hard hats are supplied and must be worn on all tours. You can bring your own if preferred.  
    • All tours are approximately 1 hour in duration.
    • Enclosed shoes must be worn on all tours. 
    • All children must be accompanied by an adult on all tours and in the Discovery Lab.
    • Pensioners, Seniors & Students must show proof of their status (blue seniors card or veterans card)
    • Child price includes up to and including 16 years of age (under 4 years free but still require a valid ticket).


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