Caving in Victoria: discover the state's most underground club
From Buchan to Byaduk, Victoria is a prime location for tourists and cavers alike who are searching for an adventure with the potential for discovery.
The hidden nature of 'spelunking' (the activity of cave exploration) combined with the mysterious perception of the pastime has kept the number of cavers in Victoria steady over the years.
While caving can be considered an ‘extreme sport,’ it's an extremely safe sport according to Tom Maggs, one of the Vice Presidents of the Victorian Speleological Association (VSA) - a club founded in 1967 dedicated to the sport of caving.
“It’s amazingly safe if done in a controlled manner,” says Tom.
There’s not a lot that should go wrong while you’re under there. Caves have taken millions of years to form and the odds of them collapsing while you’re there are quite small.”
There are caves scattered throughout Victoria, including many near RACV Resorts. Here's everything you need to know to go caving in Victoria.