Before we left for our adventure, we asked two veteran travellers we happen to know (aka nan & pop), where their favourite place in Oz is. While pop had a few, nan was very clear in her choice: Tunnel Creek. We wrote down the details and assured her we we’d visit the very spot. We almost forgot it actually, as i’d misplaced my list, but we happened to see a poster for it at the visitor’s centre in Fitzroy Crossing. We weren’t all together sure what to expect, and we almost didn’t go. For starters, none of our fellow travellers had mentioned it, and we were told the track was too rough to take our van on. We were weighing up whether it was worth it, but we decided if nan & pop liked it, then it would be! Boy were we right! Before entering the cave, we read about its history. It was the site of a hideout used late last century by a famous Aboriginal leader known as Jandamarra. It’s an interesting story, ask us sometime. Or ask my pop, as i’m sure he still remembers! After brushing up on our ozzie history, we peered tentatively into the cave. We soon realised we’d need to put on swimmers and bring a torch. When we entered Tunnel Creek, it was hard to imagine nan & pop enjoying the journey through the dark caverns. Sure, the stalactites and stalagmites glisten like diamonds all around, and there are even little waterfalls; but the creek runs for about 800m through pitch black darkness and you wade shoulder deep through water at times. It was so dark that the light from our head torches was almost swallowed up by the overwhelming darkness. My torch did however happen to pick up on two glowing eyes peering out at me from the dark water – a freshy! All in all, i was surprised and impressed by my grandparents favourite spot – it seems they have quite the sense of adventure!