The delights of caving will be revealed during this beginners introduction! Located just 90 minutes out of Melbourne at Yarra Junction, you will explore granite boulder caves during an epic underground adventure. Discover the intrigue of caving in one day!
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On the day of your experience we will either pick you up from Lilydale Train station or meet you at Gladysdale Bakehouse, 2568 Warburton Highway, on the corner of Riversdale Road and Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction, 3797. Where there are lots of delicious freshly baked foods to choose from and of course coffee and tea while you wait for your group of novice cavers to arrive.
Public Transport Option is by catching the no. 683 Bus from Lilydale train station to the Gladysdale Bakehouse.
From Yarra Junction we will take you in our shuttle vehicle up a winding dirt road to the secluded cave site.
Once at the caving site we will give you a safety briefing and put on your caving equipment. Feel the excitement build as you climb into this truly wondrous underground world. You are about to explore a maze of underground caves!
In these caverns under the earth you will find phosphorous worms, cave crickets and, of course, your way out!
You will be caving in a unique granite boulder cave system, one of the very few that is located in Victoria. It really is an adventure suitable for novices as we navigate through, over and under the many solid granite boulders. There is even an underground shallow stream that flows gently through the cave that we cross through or step over a few times!
With several entry and exit points and about three different levels to the cave system, there’s so much to explore! Come and discover what caving is all about!
This experience generally takes place twice a month on the weekend. However, we do make arrangements for alternate dates with groups of three or more people. After meeting you at 9.30am, we get to Yarra Junction Caves at 10am and leave at approximately 3-3.30pm, enabling you to arrive in Melbourne around 5pm. You will be caving for approximately four hours.
You will need to have an average level of fitness and a bit of flexibility to participate in this experience. You will also need to feel comfortable in the dark and in spaces that you might have to crawl through
Child: 10-18 years old