The tour begins with a fascinating walk between towering Karst cliffs to the caves entrance. Along the way your guide will share traditional knowledge of local bush tucker, bush medicine and the native flora and fauna found around the cave system.
After a quick check of torches you enter the caves. The walls of the cave are abundant with marine fossils, layers of sedimentary limestone and richly coloured ochres that stain the walls. Natural light enters the cave system through holes in the cave roof making it possible to navigate through the cave and casting light on ancient rock paintings, each of which has its own unique connection to the caves and local people.
During the tour enjoy traditional Billie Tea and damper, made the traditional way using native seeds, around the campfire while Ronnie shares a song or two on the guitar and tells the Gooniyandi Dreaming story of the Blue Tongue Lizard and the Mud Lark.
Experience the acoustics of the natural amphitheatre and see the deserted German squatters camp, complete with intricate carvings and stone shelter.
After the tour, you will have the opportunity cool off in one of the many permanent, freshwater pools near the caves campsite.
Things to Remember
The walk into the caves is uneven and while we provide some assistance, you will need to be reasonably confident on your feet. In the caves the light can be poor and in some places non-existent. Those suffering a fear of close spaces should be mindful of this.
What to Bring
Sturdy walking footwear - Sunscreen - Drinking water, Hat - Swimmers (optional) - Torch - Camera
What is Provided
Safety helmet - Headlight - Morning tea
Tour Times & Prices
Mimbi Caves Tour - 3 hour tour
Adults $80 and children $40 (max 32 people)
Departs 10am and 2pm Monday to Thursday. Departs 10am only on Friday & Saturday.
(meet at entrance gate to the Caves; approximately 4kms in on gravel road (accessible by 2WD), on the Mt Pierre Station road, 90kms east of Fitzroy Crossing)
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
If you cancel your tour you must do immediately with the booking agent . Once we have received your notice cancellation will take effect. If you do not inform the booking agent and are a no show you will receive no refund of your tour price. If cancellation takes place on the day of the tour 50% of your price will be forfeited. Cancellation more than 24 hours prior to the departure of the tour will enable a 100% refund of the tour price. Girloorloo Tours reserve the right to cancel or postpone any tour at any time prior to departure if due to weather conditions road conditions natural disasters cultural considerations or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itineraray . If we cancel a trip you may choose between us applying the amounts paid toward an alternative trip or receiving a full refund. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as visas vaccinations or non - refundable flights.