YUNG's Better Caves (Forge)

8,509,018 Downloads Last Updated: May 13, 2021 Game Version: 1.16.5

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YUNG's Better Caves completely overhauls Minecraft's cave systems. Caves are small and unassuming at the surface, but the deeper you go, the crazier things get. You'll find lava caverns, underground lakes and rivers, flooded caverns, and more!

Better Caves is the most powerful and customizable Minecraft cave mod, with dozens of options and support for dimension-specific configurability. Want the Nether to have some worm-like caves? You got it. Want The Beneath to be spotted with treacherous lakes filled with poison? Easy. For information on how to use the extensive configuration, see the wiki!

If you're looking for a Vanilla+ experience, Better Caves does that as well. Check out the Official Presets!




Vast floored caverns as far as the eye can see.


A juncture of caves from every direction.


Better Caves with Quark, Botania, and Thaumcraft

Better Caves with Quark, Botania, and Thaumcraft.


An underground water biome with Quark and Extended Caves. 


A glimmering underwater lake.


A visualization of Type 1 Caves, created using the Debug Visualizer.


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