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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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    Open for Business
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    Rainy Day
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    Sunny Day

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

This itinerary can be tailored specifically to your travel dates and interests. Please contact Central Reservations on +61 8 9780 5911 or enquire below.

2020 South West Heritage Conference, Busselton 27-29 May

3 nights conference style accommodation (or 6 night long weekend extension)
Jewel Cave Guided Tour
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tower Tour & entry

This itinerary can be tailored specifically to your travel dates and interests. Please contact Central Reservations on +61 8 9780 5911 or enquire below.

Google Reviews

08
Aug
2020
Spectacular place it feels crazy being underground and seeing so much amazing things! Great place with helpful staff and informative tours! Was a decent walk with plenty of stairs and some ducking to miss the rock but very much work it if your able to! Can’t pass up some beautiful cave like this they did an amazing job to make it accessible for people to see! A Google User
03
Sep
2020
Beautiful place to visit with a family. The staff are phenomenal and the tour guide we had (Jackson) was insanely good at what he does. His knowledge of the cave was exceptional and his humour made it a brilliant experience for all. Well worth a visit!! A Google User
20
Jul
2020
I loved this cave. You get a guide as you go through the cave, which is great. Rikki was our guide and she was very informative and full of enthusiasm. Not once did I feel rushed during our tour. A Google User
15
Sep
2020
It was the 1st time l had ever been to a cave and it was ever so wonderful l would recommend it to anyone A Google User
05
Sep
2020
Another favourite attraction of mine and it was nice being able to share it with the kids this time around. Very doable with a 4- and 2-year old and we easily kept pace with the guided tour. The guide Paul was nice and friendly. As with the Ngilgi Cave, it isn't cold inside (both caves only have one entrance/exit). There is a very decent sized menu available in the attached cafe/gift shop but given that we came after lunch, all I ordered was a chai latte (not on the menu but they kindly agreed to make it for me). The toilets are also good - very clean and with a baby changing station. A Google User
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