Formed in 1974, the original purpose of Flinders University Speleological Society Inc. was to carry out scientific work at the Naracoorte Caves. Since then FUSSI members have visited many areas other than Naracoorte and undertaken speleological work on the Nullarbor and the Flinders Ranges. During the academic year there are weekend trips to places within South Australia: Mount Gambier, Yorke Peninsula, the Gammon Ranges and caves along the River Murray. In recent years there have been trips to New South Wales, Margaret River in Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
Although Speleology is a serious business, FUSSI trips are always good fun as we have a tradition of doing things in style. Our caving trips are characterised by good food, good wine, port, chocolate and witty conversation. This tradition carries over to our monthly meetings which are major social events. Indeed, some members are not interested in caving but join the club simply so that they can attend our scintillating meetings.
Whether your interest is in seeing the stunning decorations present in many Australian caves, crawling around dark passages, abseiling, cave surveying, search and rescue, learning about cave formation, cave conservation or travelling to places you might not otherwise get to see, it's worth joining FUSSI so that you can discover the many joys of speleology.