Bunda Cliffs, Nullarbor Plain

By ALAN JACKSON Southern Tasmanian Caverneers | As an arrogant, self-righteous Tasmanian I’ve always been of the opinion that the North Island has nothing to offer me as a caver. I kept a clean sheet for 15 years but am now sorry to report that I’ve blotted my copy book and set foot inside a … Continue reading Bunda Cliffs, Nullarbor Plain

Exploration beyond the sumps of Red Ball Canyon, Sistema Huautla, Mexico

By ANDREAS KLOCKER | Southern Tasmanian Caverneers, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Last year I had the chance of joining an expedition with the aim of extending Sistema Huautla, situated in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Sistema Huautla is one of the largest and deepest cave systems in the world, and probably one of the most beautiful. … Continue reading Exploration beyond the sumps of Red Ball Canyon, Sistema Huautla, Mexico

Growling Swallet: The Niggly Connection Project

Photography: LIZ ROGERS By STEPHEN FORDYCE Background: JF-36 Growling Swallet is a particularly extensive and significant cave in the Junee-Florentine area of Tasmania, and has been known since the time of early European settlement. The cave has a very impressive opening in the form of a slot in a cliff, with a significant creek flowing … Continue reading Growling Swallet: The Niggly Connection Project

Exitravaganza 2013 and 2014

SARAH GILBERT and TONY VENESS STC | During the summers of 2013 and 2014, week-long expeditions were run once again as part of the ongoing Exit Cave Mapping Project at Ida Bay in Southern Tasmania. STC, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Government Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), organised these third and … Continue reading Exitravaganza 2013 and 2014