Mimbi Caves


Useful Information

Location: Near Fitzroy Crossing.
90 km east of Fitzroy Crossing and 200 km west of Halls Creek. Turn of from the paved road 3.8 km to the Mimbi hamlet, signposted. Turn right 900 m to the parking lot. 15 minutes walk to the caves.
(-18.722743, 126.068636)
Open: All year Mon-Thu 8, 14, Fri, Sat 8.
[2022]
Fee: Adults AUD 90, Children (5-15) AUD 45, Concession AUD 70, Families (2+2) AUD 240.
Groups (10+): 5% discount.
Online/phone booking required.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave KarstStone Forests
Light: bring torch
Dimension:  
Guided tours: D=2 h, Max=32.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Mimbi Caves, Mt Pierre Station, Tel: +61-8-9191-5355, Tel: +61-477-355-671. E-mail:
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History


Description

The Mimbi Caves formed inside Devonian limestone and were a place of deep spiritual significance to the Gooniyandi people. The caves are guided by an indigenous Gooniyandi guide who tells stories from the time when local Aboriginal people inhabited this area. He retells dream time stories and other fascinating stories from more recent times. He shows bush medicine plants and artefacts, how tools were made and how colour for cave paintings was prepared. The cave has some cave paintings and also speleothems in the deeper part. The hills show steep karren, some parts look like a stone forest. After the tour there is traditional Billie Tea and damper, made the traditional way using native seeds, around the campfire. The guide shares a song or two on the guitar and tells the Gooniyandi Dreaming story of the Blue Tongue Lizard and the Mud Lark.

The tours do not require any caving, nevertheless the caves are not developed as show caves. There are no trails and no light, the walk into the caves is uneven. The floor is mostly level, but it might be necessary to climb or stoop, good walking shoes are advisable. Helmets are provided, lamps if necessary too. We recommend walking shoes, sun protection, water, if you have bring your own helmet with headlamp. The caves are dry so there is low danger to get dirty.

There is also a new campground with modern infrastructure. Thats a good way to make it to the 8 o'clock tour.