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Our prime concern is to deliver a tour which is informative but also enjoyable.  Our approach is as relaxed as possible: we do not rush your group through,
but hope that the students will take the time to understand and appreciate some of the many fascinating aspects of the underground environment.   
  


 WHAT WE DO

Whether it is for Earth Sciences where our program specifically meets curriculum outcomes for Years 4 and 8, or other areas
such as Environment, History, Creative Writing, we can tailor your tour to your particular requirements.

Please contact us so we can discuss what will work best for your group.  There is no specific maximum group size, and this will likely depend on
the amount of time you have available.   With groups of more than 40 we prefer to split them into two separate groups that tour consecutively through the cave.

If you have two groups and your focus is earth sciences the group outside has the opportunity to discuss/examine the overall karst landscape
and look for fossils in the limestone above ground, with the assistance of outline material we supply to teachers.
Those underground will learn about the processes of limestone cave geomorphology, crystal formation with samples to be examined and discussed,
and environmental concerns of human use and effects on the limestone landscape.

If your group is interested in the visual arts or creative writing the cave environment is a treasure house of sculpted rock, fabulous textures, shadows and colours.

If music is your focus the cave has impeccable acoustics (see our Music in the Cave page) and you are welcome to sing, play, or conduct workshops.


TIME REQUIRED

The usual time spent in the cave for a group is 1½ hours, which actually seems to go very quickly, however this can be varied.  
Depending whether you travel by coach, small bus or car your travel time will vary - please consult Coach Access page.
When your group arrives students usually need about 15mins for refreshments etc before touring, so factor all this into your time calculations.


COST

Cost of tour is $13 per student, one teacher per 10 FOC, extras at student rate.

Underground workshop components such as Grow - A - Cave require about ½ an hour either of this time or as an extra,
and does have an additional cost due to preparation time and materials.

Payment can be made on day by cash or cheque, or we will issue a tax invoice which your school may pay afterwards.


RISK ASSESSMENT

We have a risk assessment prepared for your convenience - please contact us and we will email it to you.
 

RESOURCE MATERIAL

Our links page has extensive information on cave processes, however we also have some material available.
For teachers we have prepared a mind-map which shows optional strands that you may wish to pursue on your visit, both above and below ground.


COMMUNICATIONS

Mobile phones work in certain areas on way out to Wee Jasper, however once you are in the valley there are only a few
 locations where you will get a signal.  There is a public phone in the Wee Jasper village near the bridge.
 If you need to communicate from Careys Cave we have a landline that you are welcome to use.  
You may also provide this number to your school in case they need to contact you.  T: 02 6227 9622


February 2017