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EXPLORE

Speak with our friendly team on everything there is to discover underground at the Wellington Caves, from activities underground to trails and gardens there is so much to explore. Spot our native wildlife or simply grab a cold ice block or hot drink to before starting your next adventure. 

During the NSW School Holiday period extra tours will be added to the timetable.

We recommend you plan ahead because we can get busy in peak holiday periods. The Cave Tours are increased over peak holidays.  To avoid disappointment please secure your tickets online before your holiday begins, as the only way to see our spectacular caves is by guided tour.

Enclosed non-slip footwear must be worn for all tours. A helmet is required on all tours, which will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own personal caving helmet or road approved bike helmet for small children.

Admission starts from:

$29.50 Adult

$27.00 Concession

$14.50 Child (4yrs - 16yrs)

Under 4yrs FREE (still require a ticket)

$15 Discovery Lab session (per person)

For every tour you book a multi cave discount will be applied.

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Cathedral Cave Tour

Formed over millions of years, this limestone cave showcases an inspiring limestone and crystal formation reaching a staggering 15 metres in height. As you wonder at its extraordinary features you will also see hints of marine life from 400 million years ago. Here you may even catch a glimpse of a dig where today’s palaeontologists are searching for ancient answers.

Pre-booking is highly recommended; however, tickets can be purchased on site if available.

Physical demand:

Medium level of fitness required, 300 stairs in total. Enclosed non-slip footwear is essential. Hard hats are provided and must be worn.

Duration: 1 Hour

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Phosphate Mine Tour

The Phosphate Mine is Temporarily Closed

Embedded in the rock walls are thousands of fossil and bone deposits dating back over one million years. A paleontologist's wonderland with  mammal fossils from extinct worlds, one of the reasons for our international significance. Encountering these caves via a restored WW1 mine shaft offers insight into the discovery of natural resources in the early twentieth century.

Physical demand: 

Low level of fitness required. Wheelchair and pram accessible. Enclosed non-slip footwear is essential. Hard hats are provided and must be worn.

Duration: 1 Hour

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Gaden Cave Tour

The smallest of the three caves, Gaden displays a showcase of dazzling formations of stalagmites, stalactites and unique coral-like formations. The complexity within this chamber results in a diverse display of crystal formations to wonder and amaze. A word of warning though this amazing cave can be impacted by the external environment so please plan ahead and ensure the Gaden cave is open.

Pre-booking is highly recommended; however, tickets can be purchased on site if available.

​Physical demand:

Medium level of fitness required, 240 stairs in total.

Enclosed non-slip footwear is essential. Hard hats are provided and must be worn.

Duration: 1 Hour

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Discovery Lab
Session

Step into a scientific lab and examine fossils from one million years ago. Learn about Australian Megafauna through a lens and get a magnified insight just like a palaeontologist. Our Discovery Lab has all of the tools of the trade for fossil finding, so dig in and see what you discover! Suitable for the young and young at heart!

Pre-booking is highly recommended; however, tickets can be purchased on site if available.

Duration: 45 min

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Ancient Landscapes

The Ancient Landscapes Gallery is a window into the past spanning 400 million years. Come along and explore ancient seas, interact with life-sized Australian Megafauna, learn about traditional Wellington Wiradjuri stories and discover what scientists are still studying on site today. FREE within our Visitor Experience Centre.

Duration: at your leisure

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Fossil
Trail

Once above ground make time to explore our Fossil Trail.

This winding path will take you on a course of discovery, survey for fossils 400 million years in the making or watch for our native fauna and flora moving across the Catombal Ranges. Your above ground quest doesn’t end there, continue on to uncover the entrance to our Anticline Cave located in the centre of our Caravan Park. Whilst visitors cannot explore this cave, the amazing folds and formations can be seen from the surface and those with a keen eye may be able to see the water table at the bottom of the cave. FREE self guided tour.

Self Guided: at your leisure

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