The Wellington Caves
Cathedral Cave - OPEN
Fossil & Phosphate Mine - OPEN
Gaden Cave Remains Closed 17.2.20
Tours through the Gaden Cave have been suspended due to higher levels of Carbon Dioxide present in the Cave. This is a natural process and highlights how the underground can be effected by conditions on the surface. Carbon Dioxide occurs naturally in the atmosphere and can build up in cave systems for a number of reasons. The Gaden Cave has been impacted by long periods of drought resulting in lower levels of groundwater and therefore more pockets of air to fill up with Carbon Dioxide. But more drastically the Cave is effected by the increase of storm activity and changes in atmosphere conditions. Generally, a cave will “vent” which means the warmer air in the cave will circulate over night during cooler temperatures and naturally leave the cave. However when the temperatures are higher over night the air can become trapped in the cave which increases the amount of CO2. This is all part of a natural cave process and it’s great to see science in action. The condition of the Gaden can change from day to day even hour to hour, so unfortunately we are unable to predict when the levels will drop again. We will keep updating our Facebook page and website as to the condition of the Cave.
Great Big Adventure Pass NOW AVAILABLE
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Online Tickets now available
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The Wellington Caves are located 8km south of Wellington NSW. Guided tours are available to the Cathedral Cave, Gaden Cave and the Phosphate Mine.
Be amazed by the beautiful calcite crystal formations like stalagmites, stalactites, columns, flowstones and coral.
Whilst touring the Phosphate Mine, visitors will be enthralled by the story of the mine and the megafauna bones it secretly holds within its muddy walls.
Accommodation, camping, kiosk, barbeques and the Osawano Japanese Gardens are also located at the Wellington Caves.