Discounted multi-cave packages are available ¢â‚¬â€œ why ... JEWEL CAVE The largest show cave in Western
Discounted multi-cave packages are available ¢â‚¬â€œ why ... JEWEL CAVE The largest show cave in Western

Discounted multi-cave packages are available ¢â‚¬â€œ why ... JEWEL CAVE The largest show cave in Western

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    NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

    Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse: Located 120 metres above sea level, climb just 59 steps to the top of the lighthouse for breathtaking panoramic views over the Leeuwin- Naturaliste National Park and Geographe Bay.

    Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse: Visit Australia’s tallest mainland lighthouse, situated among the wilderness of the most south-westerly tip of Australia, to see where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.

    For more information visit margaretriver.com or contact your nearest visitor centre.

    ABOUT THE CAVES

    Your Margaret River Region is home to over 100 caves, nestled in the spine of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. These caves have been formed over the last 1 million years by the constant movement of water through limestone.

    Ngilgi, Mammoth, Lake and Jewel Caves are managed by the not-for-profit Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association. Entry fee contributions made by visitors help us to look after these natural assets and preserve them for future generations to enjoy.

    ESSENTIAL INFO

    Opening hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

    Prices: Adult: $22.50 Child: $12 Family: $58

    Additional tours available during peak periods.

    For further information: WEB. margaretriver.com PHONE. +61 8 9757 7411 EMAIL. attractions@margaretriver.com MORE: Contact your nearest visitor centre.

    BUSSELTON NGILGI CAVE

    CAPE NATURALISTE LIGHTHOUSE

    CAPE LEEUWIN LIGHTHOUSE

    JEWEL CAVE

    THE MARGARET RIVER REGION

    LAKE CAVE MAMMOTH CAVE

    MARGARET RIVER

    COWARAMUP

    AUGUSTA

    DUNSBOROUGH

    AUSTRALIA

    Discounted multi-cave packages are available – why not visit them all!

    DISCOVER AN ANCIENT WONDERLAND

  • NGILGI CAVE

    This exquisitely decorated cave was Western Australia’s first tourist attraction.

    Take in the cave’s beautiful bush setting while you learn about Ngilgi’s rich history, from the fascinating Aboriginal Dreamtime Story of the good spirit Ngilgi to the arrival of the first tourists in 1899.

    Once inside the cave, the Semi-Guided Show Cave Tour allows you to admire the spectacular shawls, helictites, stalagmites and stalactites at your own pace. Discover new chambers and formations at every turn, including the ‘Fairy Cave’ and ‘Cupid’s Corner’. The ‘Tunnel of Doom’ is a must for children before you leave!

    Exciting Ngilgi Adventure Tours are also available, which allow you to venture off the boardwalks by torchlight, led by an experienced guide. Highly recommended for thrill seekers!

    MAMMOTH CAVE

    This natural time capsule offers an extraordinary insight into Australia’s ancient past.

    Mammoth Cave has wheelchair access to the first chamber.

    Pick up your MP3 self-guided audio tour to get started; available in English, German and Mandarin.

    Entering the cave through bushland via a gently sloping boardwalk, you’ll realise just how much there is to see here. Over 10,000 fossils had at one time accumulated inside the cave; upon excavating many of these were found to be remains of Australian Megafauna (giant animals) that became extinct around 46,000 years ago. There is even a 50,000 year old ‘zygomaturus’ jawbone embedded in the cave wall.

    If you visit during winter, you will see a stream flowing through the cave which is stained red from natural tannins.

    As you leave the cave, complete your tour with a walk along the beautiful Marri trail.

    LAKE CAVE

    Enter this crystal wonderland via steps descending into a giant sunken entrance among ancient Karri trees.

    Once inside the cave, be astonished by the unique ‘Suspended Table’ formation, which weighs several tonnes and seems to defy gravity as it hovers above the clear lake water.

    See delicate crystal straws reflected in the water, and look out for droplets hanging from the tips of straws and stalactites – a sign that the formations are growing.

    Once back above ground, admire the views from the Lake Cave Deck, a spectacular viewing platform in the treetops.

    Then brush up on your cave knowledge at the interpretive centre before enjoying refreshments at the onsite tearooms.

    JEWEL CAVE

    The largest show cave in Western Australia, entering Jewel Cave is like finding yourself inside a lofty natural cathedral.

    A modern interpretive centre and café welcome you to this gigantic cave.

    As your guide leads you through the cave’s three vast caverns, you will see tremendous stalagmites, flowstones and shawls towering above you. Hear stories of how Tasmanian Tigers fell into the cave and perished.

    Be astounded by delicate straws, one of which has grown to over five metres in length. Discover the cave’s unique formations, including the ‘Frozen Waterfall’ and ‘Organ Pipes’. As you complete the circular route through the cave, you will pass beneath coral formations that create the impression of being underwater.

    Each cave is uniquely decorated with natural formations. We recommend you visit them all!