The Wellington Caves
These dazzling caves are located eight kilometres south of Wellington and a guided tour is the best way to discover the beautiful crystal formations. The Cathedral Cave, the largest and most popular of the show caves, features a stunning 15-metre-tall stalagmite called the Altar, making the 150 steps you have to walk to get to it well worth the effort. Gaden Cave is the smaller of the two, but is rippling with masses of stalacites, cave coral, flowstone and twig-like helictites. A Phosphate Mine tour is also available, taking guests through mine shafts from World War I and areas visited by palaeontologists studying megafauna.
Wellington Caves also offers a variety of accommodation options including park cabins, cave units, golf-view units and camping and caravanning facilities. Guests will find also find a fully stocked kiosk, barbecues and the pretty Osawano Japanese Gardens, all set against a backdrop of open rural spaces and rolling hills. You can reach the caves by road or rail, with daily rail services operating from Sydney.