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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. 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 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

23
May
2021
Brilliant tour, and brilliant staff. Cafe food was pricey but to be expected. Chef was so lovely and accommodating! Food was delicious. Really enjoyable day exploring the caves. Kate Upton
03
May
2021
Loved our tour at Jewel Cave! Not expensive, well worth it! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and lovely. You get up close with the Limestone, able to take plenty of great photos. You aren’t pushed along, everything is done at a great pace. There are a few stairs but it’s very manageable, there were kids doing it all on the same tour we were on. You get breaks in-between climbing, where everyone is on a big flat platform and we hear about the cave. Tanika Lynch
04
May
2021
Absolutely stunning, Jewel Cave is well worth the trek if your in the Margaret River region. The tour guide we had did a fantastic job of explaining the science of the caves without talking down to us. Not to mention how gorgeous some of the rock sorry crystal formations are. Nathaniel Barry
10
May
2021
The tour was great and not too cold underground in May. Watch your head on the way down. The last part had to be skipped due to social distancing requirements. The gift store is well stocked. The kitchen provides large servings of tasty meals. The carpark has plenty of room for caravans and buses on the right. Ggdivhjkjl
19
May
2021
Our first cave experience in Australia and what a remarkable introduction. The tour guide was brilliant (I think it was Hilary, but perhaps the local wines have affected my memory) and we were blown away by the presentation, the history and the intricate scenery formed over thousands of years. If you enjoy this experience, you can buy the discounted tickets after the tour for another nearby cave which we were keen to do. However, do not bother with Mammoth Cave after this one as you’ll likely be disappointed. Be sure to book ahead during busy periods. Easily doable with a toddler in tow. Life's Abroad
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