Like many children, ours love caves. So when camping at Wee Jasper a visit to the caves was firmly on the "must-do" list. Careys Cave is only a 90-minute drive from Canberra, and 20 minutes from Wee Jasper. Tours are advertised as taking approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, perfect for kids who may lose concentration if still for too long.
The guide was very knowledgeable and provided geological samples for children to pick up, compare the weights of, and learn about. Unfortunately, he also allowed the tour to run on by almost an hour beyond the allotted time. Although our children were old enough to cope with this, another family with a toddler was forced to leave the tour and return to the surface alone. In all, however, the caves were beautiful, and many adults may appreciate the extra time given by the guide.
Weathered fluting around the entrance to Careys Cave
Access includes a short, well-maintained pathway from the car park, and 30 concrete steps with handrails on each side. Around the entrance, there are excellent examples of limestone that has undergone weathered fluting.