Caves and Mines
Careys Cave Wee Jasper
Where are we going today?
Did you know that Carey's Cave has been described as "one of the most beautiful and fascinating tour cave systems in the country". It certainly is an incredible feat of nature!
Careys Caver offers the chance for the family to explore an incredible underground space, with many aspects that are quite often overlooked on other cave tours. Their tours interact with the cave environment, and offer a relaxed experience so everyone can enjoy something really special!
When you first enter the cave, you will head down a flight of concrete stairs, and then you are transformed into a magical world!
The floors are mostly level, with the occasional steps, but you can be assured there will always be surprises! A tour takes around 75 minutes, and there are seven beautiful chambers of Crystal formations that you can explore on each tour.
There are in fact two tours that you can choose from, that cover different areas of the cave system, so you can pick which one suits your family the best!
The cave tour requires you to go down 30 steps, but after this the pathways are mostly level, so little kids can easily get around with the occasional "pick me up"
Something even more special at Careys Cave, is that you can see some of the best examples of weathered fluting in the entire state. Make sure you bring your camera - it's pretty impressive!
Why not enjoy an adventurous family day out with a difference!
How much does it cost?
- Children$11 (ages 5 to 11)
- Free Under: 4 years.
When can we go?
12pm/1:30pm/3pm weekends & public hols / 12pm & 1:30pm Mon, Wed & Fri
All year round but closed Tuesday and Thursday
Whether it is for Earth Sciences where their program specifically meets curriculum outcomes for Years 4 and 8, or other areas such as Environment, History, Creative Writing, they can tailor your tour to your particular requirements. .
There is a small kiosk with light refreshments, drinks, and ice creams. Tasty!.
Why not take a picnic and enjoy a BBQ or your own lunch by the river whilst the kids play!.
Any Top Tips?
Cave temperature around 15degC so relatively cool in summer and warm in winter. Good idea to have a jacket as it can get a bit chilly after a while. Food not allowed on tour..
Doing our bit
They want to look out for you! If you feel claustrophobic the guide will happily take you to the entrance.
Need a little extra help?
There are steps involved in the cave tour.
Babies may be carried in a front harness but not in a backpack to avoid damage to the cave (or baby). They would be happy to warm a bottle for you before tour, also feeding mothers can sit and do so on tour..
Can I get one of those?
There is a small range of inexpensive souvenir stones and crystal for sale..
Photography is permitted in Careys Cave so take your camera to get a family photo with your kids..
What people are saying?
by Jason Boyd
Nice caves, good variety of speleothems. Guide is knowledgeable and pleasant. A good time.
by Neil Glassford
What an amazing place - incredible formations and a very entertaining and informative tour
by A Google User
Best cave tour. Amazing rock formation. Loved it. Camping place close and cheap.