Cameron's Caving Experience Print E-mail

Today we went caving at the Buchan caves. 1A and 1B went together.

Once there we split up into groups, one going to the fairy caves and the other going to the wild caves which you climb down into, then at lunch you would swap.


My group (1A) did the fairy caves first. We had a wonderful time in the caves! Our guide was really good at explain how the stalagmites and stalactites were formed. He also taught us that the caves were opened purely for the reason of tourist.

Inside the cave there were stalagmite and stalactites everywhere. Some were wall to ceiling, while others were just starting. A 15cm stalactite takes just over ten million years to form. We were in the cave for about forty-five minutes and after a long time walking back to the top we burst out into sun light. We walked down to the car park to have a lunch that consisted of chicken that coincidentally tasted like KFC.

The wild caves were up next. I was really excited about these. I love adventure and I was going to enjoy this. We got there and placed on our overalls slowly not knowing what to expect. The people from parks turned up and handed us some headgear with flashlights. We hobbled down to the cave entrance and peeked in this tiny forty-five centimetre gap that we had to crawl through. We headed in one by one. We had awesome fun and a big adventure. At times the gaps got about fifteen centimetres wide! Overall the whole day was absolutely fantastic!

By Cameron - Dromana SC


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