Brittania Creek Cave Geological Reserve

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Brittania Creek Cave Geological Reserve

The cave network has a number of entrances and exits, going in 15 metres so is ideal for a beginners caving experience. Britannia Creek runs through the caves so check the weather forecast first for safety.

Britannia Creek Rd Yarra Junction


Directions


The Yarra Junction caves, also known as Britannia Caves, are located approximately 10 minutes drive out from Yarra Junction. Yarra Junction is reached via the Warbuton Highway out from Lilydale, best reached via the Eastern Freeway. It takes about one and a quarter hour to get to Yarra Junction.

Once at Yarra Junction, drive a few hundred metres on Warburton Highway until you reach the turn off for Tarrango Road. Turn right and drive until you get to Guidehouse Road. Turn left and follow this until you get onto Britannia Creek Road. Follow this dirt track for a few hundred metres until you reach a section large enough for about 8 vehicles to park. Park here. The caves are about 50 metres back on the right hand side of the dirt road back towards Yarra Junction. The entrances to the caves are a set of boulders.

Equipment


Long sleeve pants and tops (e.g. hiking pants and thick cotton shirt)
Runners (that you don’t mind getting wet)
Helmet
Head torch
String
Dishwashing gloves (for crawling around and to stop abrasions on your hands)
Knee pads (good to have)
Spare change of clothes , towel and shoes
Water to wash hands

Caution must be taken at all times. This is considered a dangerous activity. There are tour companies that will do guided tours of these caves if you wish to have assistance. Not recommended to enter the caves for children younger than 7. Some tight squeezes and water crossings will be encountered.

Check Parks Victoria website for conditions:

Information provided courtesy of The Green Camper. 





This photo of Melbourne Adventure Hub is courtesy of TripAdvisor