Helmet –> Harness –> Headtorch –> Overalls –> Safety briefing –> Adrenaline –> Descend!

Without pathways, light bulbs and extensive tour commentary, we offer customers the opportunity to experience adventure caving at Bungonia State Conservation Area, which is located in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Customers can enter a variety of caves which can provide some interesting challenges and will be selected based on the level of challenge required.  Groups are limited to a maximum of 10 customers at one time, and are always accompanied by 2 competent guides.

DEPARTURE TIME Please ensure that you arrive for the session 15 minutes before the scheduled time with all gear to maximise activity time.
All necessary abseiling equipment emergency communication devices
comprehensive first aid kit Professional instructor
Suitable clothing that allows freedom of movement and can get dirty(overalls are great!) and will also keep you warm(thermals)
Enclosed sturdy footwear
1-2 litres of fluid to stay hydrated
Any personal medication that may be needed (eg asthma puffer)
Small daypack to transport own gear (will be left at entrance)
Torch(preferably a head torch) and set of spare batteries


The security of valuables such as car keys, wallets, cameras, and any personal gear is the responsibility of each client.

There is no mobile phone reception at the caving site.

Should you be unsure about the weather conditions and possible cancellation, or have any other questions, please contact Peter Vaughan Mobile- 0404 878 332

Bungonia State Conservation Area

in the Southern Highlands of NSW


Bookings for caving are by arrangement only and can be linked with hiking and abseiling activities nearby.   If you’re interested in finding out more about caving tours, please fill in the enquiry form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No, just comfortable clothes.  Clothing that can get dirty/wet(overalls are good) and allows for ease of movement. You are welcome to bring your own head torch though these are always provided.

How do I find our meeting point?

Once booked, we’ll send you an information sheet with instructions on how to find us

Do I need a 4wd to get to the activity location?

No, most of the locations are on well maintained dirt roads

What is the minimum age limit of participants? 

8 years of age and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Are there toilets at the activity site?

Some operating sites have a toilet nearby, otherwise we will provide a toilet kit for participants to use in a bush location.

Can I bring a camera /phone?

Definitely -but you do so at your own risk. We will be taking pictures to share with the group.

Will there be tight squeezes?

Depending on the cave selected, there may be passages that require maneuvering to allow you to advance but these are short in duration. We regularly stop in sections or chambers where you can stand up and move around to explore, and we can monitor individual progress.

Will there be any abseiling in the cave?

Generally no,  and only if abseiling skills of participants have been first demonstrated above ground.


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