Wild Cave Tours operates all year round except for Christmas Day. Bookings are essential. Tours are conducted more regularly in the summer season, usually 2-3 per week.
If you’re 14 years* or over (*see Trip Notes), tired of the crowds and concrete paths and want to discover scenery more than skin deep, then this is the sensible way to see Tasmania’s natural or “wild” caves. The maximum ratio is 6 to a guide, maximum 8 in a tour (up to 22 in two trips for special interest groups).
Your specialist guides work under Tasmanian licence and accreditation requirements. The service commenced in 1989 to provide professional cave experiences delivered by experienced caving club people. Bushwalking, fishing, quiet camping and many accommodation options are available locally.
Each trip is different, because the style is tailored for you. Choose from easy, walking passages to climbing and squeezy passages. The grade may be easy up to moderate, but does not normally include vertical ropes. The caves are undeveloped (natural) caves of the Mole Creek Karst National Park in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Options include photography, music/voice, glow-worms, a peaceful underground wilderness experience, environmental interpretation, fossils, fauna, speleo-skills, adventure/challenges and river caves (compliant with the Australian Speleological Federation’s Minimal Impact Caving Code).
For group bookings for caving and abseiling, we work with a professional, accredited abseiling specialist, extending the experience with the vertical option (extra cost). Included is a special interest group briefing before caving and abseiling. Your group is organised into two groups that swap about at lunchtime between activities. Everyone gets the opportunity to abseil into the cave and for an extended interpretive cave tour. The venue is easily accessible for a bus.
Tours and Rates
These pages of Wild Cave Tours’ own website display the correct 2017/18 rates.
Half day $AU150 per person – this is our regular tour
A morning trip finishing with lunch. Duration is normally from 8.30 to 12.30 pm.
Following completion of our introductory (regular) tour, a consequent half day tour may involve more remote and/or difficult caves. Or ask for a full day trip when you book. Please phone for further information.
Full day $300 per person – strictly limited availability of full day tours by arrangement only
Usually two different caves with lunch in between and ending with afternoon tea. The second cave may be more remote and/or difficult. Above average fitness is required. Duration is normally from 8.30 to 4.30.
Tour inclusions : Lunch, overalls, gumboots and all caving equipment plus afternoon tea on a full day.
A 10% discount applies for groups of 4 or more people.
Get your Tasmanian National Parks pass, if you haven’t already.
Extras and Variations
Starting and finishing times may be varied by arrangement.
Weekend getaway? For 1 & 1/2 days’ caving that include airport transfers and two nights accommodation see Much Better Adventures.
Abseiling may be arranged for group trips specially on request for extra cost.
Special interest, school and corporate groups – tailored education and adventures by arrangement.
Please take the opportunity to state when booking in the ‘comments’ space your preferences and interests, e.g. photography, nature, or for ‘mild’ or ‘wild’ caving options.
Please read Trip Notes before arriving for the tour (and print it out for important reference).
Mole Creek and Deloraine have lots of rural and in-town accommodation options as well as caravan and camping grounds. Basic (RV) camping is at Chudleigh. See the Mole Creek pages (offsite) for details about places to stay and local attractions visit or regional tourism pages (offsite).
If you are looking for Mole Creek’s regular Tourist Caves with the convenience of concrete paths, steps, railings and floodlit experience, please go to Mole Creek Tourist Caves.
Wild Cave Tours reserves the right to cancel with little or no notice due to extreme weather. Your safety is our first priority.
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