The underground river cave at Mt Buffalo is a horizontal
boulder infill type cave, some 350 metres long. It has a number of exits.
There is an active steam in the cave and when water levels
are moderate, there are numerous rapids and waterfalls to challenge the caving
This cave is wet and cold with tight squeezes and slippery
rocks. It is a horizontal cave so no roped work is needed for access and it is
all crawling and squeezing and teamwork.
The adventure normally takes approximately 3 hours
(Including rigging, briefings and walking to and from the cave – about 1.3 km)
We will only conduct full or Multi Day programs at Mount
Buffalo due to the distance and need to pay leaders for a full days work.
We can facilitate
caves in the day (For separate caving teams if you have more than 12
and Abseiling (Both half day activities – either for one team or two with a
change over at midday)
we can run a full days caving for one team – commencing in Burston’s Crevasse
(Abseils – small caves and steel wire ladder) and then finishing in the
Underground River Cave.
VALUES AND OUTCOMES
The activity is conducted as a team adventure with the
participants being required to participate in the running of the cave and
communicating within the group. Caving is one of the best team and leadership activities
available in the outdoors.
Outcomes that meet the needs of your group and the program
that they are participating in
be built into the activity
We provide two competent cave leaders suitable for working
with your group.
You will need:
underwear and or warm synthetic clothes such as an old track suit or fleece
clothing (Long Trousers and Long Sleeves) as the underground river can be a
runners or boots (Sports sandals are not acceptable)
as required (such as an asthma puffer)
A full change of shoes and clothing and a
towel for when you finish the cave as we will get very wet!
plastic bag for wet and dirty clothing at the end of the Adventure!
are not recommended if they are not waterproof.
Helmets and Helmet lights
Safety Ropes :
We normally meet at
Mt Buffalo Gorge Car-park (near the stone hut) at the lower end of the car-park
at the time arranged:
TIME OF YEAR
We can normally conduct caving
from November to Mid may at Mount Buffalo, dependant on weather conditions.
Assumption of Risk
Participants (or their parents / guardians) etc may need to
complete assumption of risk forms at prior to participation.
You will normally need to bring your own
lunches and other snacks as suitable for the duration of the adventure except
where provided as a part of a package.
You will need your own transport unless
For the minimum standards for adventures (on Public Land
in Victoria) see the Adventure Activity Standards on
For the current list of licensed operators on Public Land see
CONTACT David Chitty (Activity Director) Mobile
0410280614 – E Mail email@example.com