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A Message regarding COVID-19

Our Cave and Lighthouse tours have reopened, and we are excited to be welcoming visitors again. The Margaret River Region Caves and Lighthouses will operate within the Health Department’s COVID-19 recommendations to protect staff and visitors.

What are we doing?
- Jewel Cave has reduced the capacity on fully guided tours
- Increased the cleaning of all high touch areas
- Implemented hand sanitiser stations throughout
- All staff have completed Covid-19 specific hygiene training

What is asked of you?
- Pre-book your visit online to avoid disappointment
- Encouragement to pay contactless by card for items purchased at the site
- Respect the social distancing of staff and other guests when you visit
- Have an amazing time!

Jewel Cave Augusta

Fully-guided tours only. Jewel Cave Centre open 9.00am - 5.00pm. Tours depart at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm daily. Extra tours during peak holiday times. Closed Christmas Day.
AUD $22.50 for adults
Jewel Caves Rd, Deepdene WA 6290
Jewel Cave is a 10-minute drive north of Augusta, along Caves Road.
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant or Cafe
  • Walk trails
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Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia, with three massive chambers of incredible beauty. This crystal-encrusted cave is the most recently opened of all the show caves in the Margaret River region.

Jewel Cave is an extremely well decorated cave, containing many beautiful examples of delicate helectites, cave coral, pendulites, a very large stalagmite called ‘The Karri Forest’, and beautiful examples of flowstone such as ‘The Frozen Waterfall’ and ‘the Organ-pipes’.

Fossilised remains of several Tasmanian Tigers or 'Thylacines' have been discovered within Jewel Cave's chambers, safely preserved more than 3000 years after the unusual marsupial became extinct on mainland Australia. There is a skeleton of a thylacine on display in the Jewel Cave centre.

A short walk trail meanders through the forest above the cave, passing the interesting 'original entrance' to the cave. Lunch or light refreshments are available at the Jewel Cave Cafe, complimented by views of the surrounding karri forest.

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Plan Your Trip: Featured Itineraries

2020 Global Eco Conference – Margaret River Coast Package – 7 nights

7 nights accommodation as selected
Cape Naturaliste Coast & Wildlife Tour
Whale Watching on Geographe Bay
Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory Tour
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tower Tour
Jewel Cave Tour

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Jewel Cave Guided Tour
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tower Tour & entry

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Google Reviews

28
Feb
2021
Wow! wow! wow! Just spectacular... and a big shout out to our guide, Luke... a big thank you & well done! Totally enjoyed our tour. Just about the only thing guests need to be aware of is - there are a lot of steps, especially coming back up! Elizabeth “Nanny E” Van Der Syde
10
Jan
2021
Absolutely fabulous! This was a 1 hour tour with some steps, all on boardwalks so pretty manageable for most people. Our tour guide, David was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable. It was great to have a "live guide" who conveyed his passion so well to visitors. An extra tour was put on to accommodate the overflow from the 4pm tour. Everything about this was perfect and I highly recommend discovering Jewel Cave. Keryn Zeeb
23
Feb
2021
Amazing & mesmerising views. The caves are so wonderful that you get lost in the beauty of it. If you are in this region, I would personally recommend to visit all caves but Jewel for sure. This is the most recent found cave in mid 1900s & is very well maintained. In addition to this, unlike other caves, this is a fully guided tour & you learn a lot of things from them. The kind of experience that they give you is unforgettable. Kunal Khambhayta
22
Jan
2021
David, the local guide, explained to me the history and the formation of the cave. The journey inside the cave was full of surprises and mysteries. Certainly, one of the great caves in Western Australia. It was so hot in Summer, but the temperature of the cave had cooled me down and made me humble to witness the wonder of a great creation. Wouldn't you be there for a great experience? Ernest Li
26
Feb
2021
A very well presented cave. Well worth going to. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Even after experiencing many caves, this visit was a stand out. Deb Whitelock
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