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Caves in Australia

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Walrus

Guest
I'm going to Oz in May and wondered if there are any caves/mines near Perth that are easily accessible? Does anybody know where I might find more information? Cheers!
 

anfieldman

New member
Hi Walrus.
Try this link.    http://www.thisperthlife.com/2006/07/ngilgi_cave.html

I just typed in 'Australian Caves Perth' for this.
Hope it helps.

Mark
 

ChrisJC

Well-known member
I once poked my head into a couple of crawly caves in Australia. Upon taking stock of my surroundings, I noticed that I had company in the form of some large hairy spiders.  :eek:

I beat a hasty retreat and concluded that caving + Australian outback wasn't for me!

Chris.
 
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wormster

Guest
http://wasg.iinet.net.au/wasg.html

http://wasg.iinet.net.au/

The second one has some photos by a distant rellie of mine!
 

mrodoc

Well-known member
If you pm me I have been caving near Perth within the last four years and have some direct local contacts. I did the main caving for a weekend in the Margaret River Area. You do need to get it all sorted out before you leave though as even Martyn Farr couldn't just turn up and arrange a trip. For some photos take a look at http://www.bec-cave.org.uk/index.php?option=com_gallery2&Itemid=26&g2_itemId=977
and for images of WA try my webpage at http://www.darkanddeep.co.uk/travel.asp
 
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Dave H

Guest
I have a mate who's been living there for a while (soon to return to the rain), but who doesn't do much caving now due to injury.
He sent me some above ground photo's of the Maragret River Area and it looks stunning.
He hooked up with a University club to get access to caves.
 
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workshopmonkey

Guest
google or whatever ..Western Australian Speleological group. Quite a few groups over there and I've been in touch  with a few guys, will check address book and come back on and post you an addy. There are hundreds of wild caves across ther Nullabor. Majority are karst systems some sporting, some awe inspiring like Cocklebiddy cave, the biggest in Oz and one of the biggest in the world. Well so they say :D  Also for an unusual  twist to time underground look up the Cave clan whilst downunder. They have groups in every m ajor city and spend time exploring sub suburbia. Good on yer mate but don't go out without yer stubby cooler
 
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Walrus

Guest
I've heard of the Cave Clan - they mostly do drains from what I know. We're going (their) Autumn time but the locals should know if the weather is suitable.

workshopmonkey said:
Good on yer mate but don't go out without yer stubby cooler

I really ought to look up the local lingo - we're going to stay with my uncle (an ex POM) but... what is a stubby 'cooler'? A small fridge? A cool bag?

 
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workshopmonkey

Guest
Strewth blue it's a necessity out there for keeping yer beer cold. Made of neoprene yer slip the stubby ( bottle of beer ) into it and then commence to get messy. Other useful terms..Grouse means great, Karked it means dead,Good on yer is a sacarastic comment, people from Melbourne/Vic area are Mexicans and VB is the best beer in the world.
 
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Walrus

Guest
VB? Is that like Fosters or 4X? I've heard of Banana Benders, What a POM stands for and (in endless, boring detail) why they have the best rugby team in the world (my ex was an Aussie) but what is Aussie Rules football all about and what is a 'slack jaw'?
 
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