Niggly Cave, Tasmania

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Niggly Cave
Marriott Falls.jpg
landscape in Junee River Catchment
Elevation281 m (922 ft)
LGA(s)Derwent Valley Council
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
16.1 °C
61 °F
5.2 °C
41 °F
1,201.5 mm
47.3 in

Niggly Cave, Tasmania is one of the deepest caves in Australia.

Part of the Junee Florentine Valley Caves Complex near Mt Field National Park, it is at 390m[1] a candidate for the deepest Cave in Australia. The issue for determining that title is that none of the candidates have as yet been fully explored and is filled with near freezing water. Other candidates include nearby Tachycardia cave [2][3]

Niggly Cave is located on the Junee River, in the Junee Cave State Reserve, adjacent to the Mount Field National Park in Tasmania, Australia. The nearest town is Maydena.[4] The estimate terrain elevation above sea level is 456 metres and the local geology is permo-Triassic sediment. The area is covered with thick Sclerophyll forest.


  1. ^ Deepest Cave in Australia.
  2. ^ Bruce Mounster Southern Tasmanian Caverneers Club deep in discovery (Mercury Newspaper, July 26, 2014) online.
  3. ^ Ros Lehman, In the Underworld: Tasmania's caving history. (ABC News, feb 2016.
  4. ^ Junee River Reserve at Tasmania National Parks.