The Welling­ton Caves

Holiday with Kids - - Dubbo, Nsw -

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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.

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