Back to nature
Before you even arrive, your kids will be intrigued by the name ‘Fairy Cave’. When you venture underground and they see the glistening stalactites and stalagmites, they will not be disappointed. As your guide relates the story of the cave’s discovery, you will know your kids are imagining what it was like to be Frank Moon, that first adventurer, back in 1907, who lowered himself by rope 15 metres down a dark hole into the unknown, and how it would feel to come across this amazing sight for the first time.
Buchan Caves Reserve
■ Kangaroos grazing on the grassy slopes of the reserve, especially in the early morning and at dusk.
Electricians who recently replaced the ageing, dangerous lighting in the caves found the job an interesting challenge. Not only did they have to carry their equipment 1.5 kilometres underground but, after working in the dark environment for five months, they had to be tested for Vitamin D deficiency. And what’s more, they discovered if they tried to call out to workmates around a corner, their voices didn’t carry.
■ This is a stop on the Bataluk Cultural Trail.