You’ll start at the Bat Observation Centre, where you’ll watch and learn about the fascinating activities of our resident southern bent-wing bats, a critically endangered species and be able to watch them via infrared camera. Watch as the bats move about their maternity chamber and you may be lucky enough to spot a rare albino bat.
The tour then heads into the majestic Blanche Cave. If you’re visiting Blanche Cave in winter, you’ll probably see some of our bat population hibernating in a huddle on the cave ceiling. In summer, you can watch the bats’ spectacular flight from the Bat Cave at dusk as they head out for a feed of insects. If you’re an early riser, you can also see them return at dawn.
*In the upcoming school holidays, an evening tour will also be available at 5.30 pm on the 2nd of October and at 6.30 pm on the 3rd of October. This tour will include a visit to the Bat Observation Centre and Blanche Cave but will also include your guide taking you to the Bat Cave entrance to watch the Southern Bent-wing Bats emerge from the cave on sunset. The evening tours will run for 90 minutes.*
*Please check-in at the Wonambi Fossil Centre 10 minutes prior to your scheduled booking time.*