• Caves

COVID-19 Update for Jewel Cave Augusta

From Monday 18th May, Jewel Cave will re-open and welcome visitors again.

What they're doing?
- Reduced the capacity to 15 people for 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 we ask 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
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business
  • Rainy Day
    Rainy Day
  • Sunny Day
    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.

Featured stories

Ancient Land

Ancient LandA fascinating history lies beneath the limestone cliffs and granite outcrops of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. A fascinating history lies beneath the limestone cliffs and granite outcrops of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. Once an island, the region has been through ice ages, shifting sands and a break away from I...

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.

School Holiday Inspiration: Discover the Region’s Underground Caves

School Holiday InspirationTake the kids on a voyage of discovery - into the depths of the Margaret River cave system Hidden beneath the blazing tarmac of Caves Road, below the karri and marri forests, and under the undulating Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, lies a winding labyrinth of underground tunnels and echoing caverns. It...

Google Reviews

19
Feb
2020
Totally worth the trip from Perth. The tour was an hour long and the guide provided an informative tour. The cave is well lit and steps and platforms are well constructed. Not for older folks or people with mobility issues. There are a handful of long and step stairs. You do not need a flashlight or torch. Inside is slightly cool and some may want to bring a jacket. Parking was plentiful. Clean restrooms, small cafe and gift section. Gifts are expensive. Easy to get to the Jewel Cave parking lot. Waiting area is a little small and you may have to wait outside before the tour starts. Sea Tac
01
Jun
2020
What an amazing cave! Our guide Luke, was extremely knowledgeable and the beauty of the cave was mesmerising. Definitely rates as one of our favourite caves so far Savannah Warren
02
Jan
2020
Loved this cave. My 6&4 years old girls could easily climb up and down the steep steps. Takes about 1.5 hours to do the whole cave. Beautiful formations inside and shines really well! Our tour guide was a bit soft in tone so we couldn't hear him much if we were at the back of the crowd. Otherwise its a must do attraction in Perth suruchi thapar
19
Jan
2020
Jewel cave is one of the coolest caves to go down. A total of 250 steps down and then the same up. It's an awesome experience absolutely breathtaking. Loved every guide I have ever had while in the cave. Would recommend everyone checks this place out at least once. Ryan Hockley
16
Mar
2020
What a magnificent wonder to behold. The guided tour is extremely interesting and informative. I would suggest getting the Lighthouse pass as part of your ticket purchase, as this can save a bit of cash. If you can only visit one cave during your time in the area, this is the one. Mark Ivess
Stay Up To Date Subscribe