Wilderness Wear  – manufacturers of technical socks, active wear & outdoor clothing. Created from passion, conscience and insight for those special people among us who search for quality, purpose and inspiration. (And yes, it’s all-Australian … 200%)


Aspiring Safety is a New Zealand based manufacturer, making great gear for over 30 years that lasts the distance. Caving overalls, harnesses, SRT kits, abseil racks, bags and much more available direct to the public – order on line at ~ Proud to be associated with this year’s conference. 

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, a division of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, is responsible for managing around 50% of Tasmania’s land mass as parks and reserves, including the internationally renowned Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Its work includes providing opportunities for sustainable use and economic activities while conserving the natural and cultural values that attract visitors to the parks and reserves in the first place.
The Parks and Wildlife Service website offers information on some of the features of these special places, but there’s no substitute for getting out there and seeing for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. To find out more visit:

Weidmuller has been providing custom LED lighting solutions for Show Caves since 2004. Our LED lighting modules have been designed specifically for use in Show Caves and are supported by a huge range of power supplies, surge protection equipment and installation accessories. Weidmuller can tailor an LED lighting solution to exactly meet your needs.


Aspire Adventure Equipment is an independently owned and operated technical outdoor gear store located in Launceston, catering for your wild adventures in Tasmania and elsewhere. 

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Climbing Anchors supplies quality Climbing and Caving hardware throughout Australia online and through their outlets in Sydney, Melbourne and Coffs Harbour, visit their website

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – Australian Tourism Legend Robert Pennicott and his team of passionate local guides have been sharing Tasmania with travellers since 1999. Their award-winning journeys highlight spectacular scenery, wildlife, food and wine. Whether you choose Bruny Island Cruises, Tasman Island Cruises, Bruny Island Traveller, Iron Pot Cruises or Tasmanian Seafood Seduction it will be the highlight of your holiday in Tasmania.

Petzl is famous for their expertise in the design and manufacture of superior quality outdoor adventure gear. But did you know that this began with the passion for caving of an artisan, Fernand Petzl, and the need for equipment that would Access the Inaccessible, some 50 years ago?! Leading the industry in safety, reliability, durability, and ergonomics, Petzl is the natural choice for caving equipment. Visit their website

Smitten Merino make adventure thermals and women’s fashion in Tasmania from the finest Tasmanian merino wool. The Smitten pieces are machine washable, non-itch, low odour, luxurious and have been tested from North to South Pole.  Visit

TFM Engineering Australia is the creation of director Stephen Fordyce – engineer, inventor, caver and technical diver. TFM products and solutions are used for caving, SCUBA, marine and high pressure gas applications, to name just a few. For more information visit

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Engadine Cottage a quiet rural getaway with all the comforts of home in the centre of the finest karst region of Tasmania. Accommodation for up to 4 people. A perfect base to visit the north of the state.  For more information visit

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