Roe Plains

The Roe Plain is a vast area that is a subset of the Nullarbor Plain. It is bounded by the ocean to the South and the Nullarbor Plain escarpment to the North. It extends from Eucla in the East to The Baxter Cliffs in the West. It is largely unexplored and the water table is relatively close to the surface (7m or less in some places).
The area is densely vegetated and there are very few tracks so a lot of bushwalking can be expected. It is a beautiful area to walk around with lots of bird and wildlife. There are large open plains amongst the thick vegetation and the karst features are numerous. As at Jan 2004, there are four diveable caves on the Roe Plain with a total passage length of 4.2km so far explored. There will be a lot more.

Cave divers wishing to participate in exploration are encouraged to train themselves to the highest possible degree in cave diving (TDI sump or CDAA penetration) and then join an ASF caving club to learn responsible caving techniques. trimixdivers co-ordinated expeditions will be exploring the caves of the Roe Plain over the coming years. Join in and help with the effort !!

1. Walking the gear to/from Burnabbie Cave

2. Petra reels into the Big Black Room

Dive Locations in Roe Plains

Unnamed Cave Roe Plains

New Cave Diving System Discovered on Roe Plains G’Day Everyone, Well here’s some very HOT news (13/10/2011) – we have made a very exciting discovery. An amazing new cave diving system on the Roe Plains, a massive thing with a two (side by side!) semi trailer sized passage barelling at least 800m straight away from … Continue reading Unnamed Cave Roe Plains

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Slot Cave

Slot Cave is in the same vicinity as Olwolgin Cave on the Roe Plain south of Cocklebiddy. It was discovered by max Hall of Balladonia and first explored and dived in July 2003. The cave has pools of water at either end of the main chamber but only the East end pool is diveable. The … Continue reading Slot Cave

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Olwolgin Cave

Olwolgin Cave by Paul Hosie Discovered by dry cavers in April 2001 and first dived in January 2002 when more than 300m of submerged conduit was discovered. In February 2002 the cave was further explored and surveyed to 1.3km of underwater passages. There are still leads and some surveying to be completed. The cave has … Continue reading Olwolgin Cave

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trimixguy

Nurina Cave

Located East of Madura Pass (1400km E of Perth), this cave is on the Roe Plain where the limestone surface is much closer to the water table (ie. bonus !!). The underwater cave is a set of intersecting network fissures with generally small breakdown passage. Distinct bedding planes at 3, 5 & 7m contain the … Continue reading Nurina Cave

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Burnabbie Cave

Discovered in early 2003 by max Hall of CEGSA, this cave was first dived by Rod O’Brien (SUSS) in July 2003 when 30-40m of passage was found. During the period Xmas-New Year 2003/04, David & Petra Funda (CEGSA) and Paul Hosie (WASG) explored the system and mapped over 1800m of passages. The main passages of … Continue reading Burnabbie Cave

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trimixguy

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