Some of the
more popular caves are listed here:
Royal Arch and Donna Caves • Five caves are available
for viewing. Both the Royal Arch and Donna Caves are by
The Royal Arch is a series of 13 chambers spread
along a 1.5 km passage with roots from trees and patches of
light reaching into the caves.
The Donna Cave is
the prettiest of the caves in the area, but is quite small.
Bauhinia Cave and Pompeii Cave • These can be seen on
self-guided tours, but you should bring a torch and must
notify the Ranger before entering the caves.
There are a
number of interlocking walks which connect the caves, the
lookouts and the landmarks. It is possible, for example, to
walk from the Balancing Rock to the Donna, Bauhinia and
Pompeii Caves (which are all close to each other).
National Parks and Wildlife Services Office has free maps of
the area with clear directions to each of the caves as well
as the smelters and the Balancing Rock. Other caves include
Trezkinn Cave, Castle Cave, Haunted Cave and Spring Cave.
Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the
QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed
online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your
destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.