Caves in Margaret River & Augusta
“Our lights brought to view for the first time... such unbelievable beauty!” (Lex Bastian, Jewel Cave explorer)
The Margaret River region offers visitors some of the most unique and stunning cave experiences in Australia. Along the spine of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge and beneath soaring karri forest lie more than 150 caves. These caves belong to a series of complex and fragile karst systems which are landscapes formed by the rapid drainage of water underground. Karst systems are characterised most often by caves, dolines (large holes), blind valleys, sinking streams and springs. The main road that travels along the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge is aptly named Caves Road.
The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association operates three spectacular show caves; Lake, Mammoth and Jewel. These caves are easily accessible, each with their own story to tell and decorated with their own unique and dazzling formations. Lake, Mammoth and Jewel caves are open to the public every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day. Tour times vary with self guided and guided options available plus a range of on-site catering available. Extra tours are offered during peak periods.
In September 2012 the magnificent Moondyne Cave reopened to the public after ten years, offering visitors an intimate, exclusive caving experience. Participants wear overalls, gloves and helmets for a three hour experience by torchlight. Tours operate on Wednesday and Saturday from June to December 15, 2012. Located in the Jewel Cave precint, tours of Moondyne Cave are completed with a lunch at the stunning Jewel Cafe.
Tours of the caves are led by passionate guides who have a wealth of experience and knowledge. When on tour you are in safe hands as our guides know these sites intimately. All guides carry current senior first aid certificates and receive comprehensive ongoing training. On tour you will learn many fascinating facts about the sites and our guides will ensure that you have a fun memorable experience.
Contact CaveWorks for bookings on +61 8 9757 7411 or view tour times and prices.
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If you are looking for a unique and spectacular corporate experience then look no further than Lake, Moondyne, Mammoth and Jewel Caves. A number of exceptional experiences are available for corporate and conference delegates from tailored tours, conference facilities (accommodating 50 people), entertainment and educational programs. Contact Steve Harrison, Attractions Manager to discuss your needs on +61 8 9757 7411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org