Last month, we went camping near Jurien Bay (about 2.5 hour drive from Perth) with some friends and their kids.
The first cave we saw was very cool. It was about 300m long, with a completely sand covered floor.
It was very easy for the kids/toddlers to walk through.
We all had head-light torches, which made it extra exciting. However at the start of the cave we didn’t let the kids turn on their torches, just to show them how human eyes can adjust to fading light and darkness.
It didn’t last long though, because the younger kids freaked out.
This is my teenager at the end of the first cave, with his “will you stop taking photos already” pose.
We had a 10 minutes walk to the second cave, which was also very cool.
(As shown in my top photo)
That was a lot toughed for little kids, as we needed to scramble over really big, and often sharp, rocks and narrow ledges.
The cave path didn’t go all the way through. We walked some way in until the ground got too wet and slippery, then we turned around and headed back.
It was a fun day out!
You’ll need a 4WD to access the caves. There is a proper car park, picnic benches, information boards, nice eco toilets, but no water.
More info about the Stockyard Gully Caves here.