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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?
- Lake 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!

Lake Cave

Fully-guided tours only. Lake Cave Centre open 9.00am - 5.00pm. Tours depart at 9.20am, 10.00am, 10.40am, 11.20am, 12.00pm, 12.40pm, 1.20pm, 2.00pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm and 4.00pm daily. Extra tours during peak holiday times. Closed Christmas Day.
AUD $22.50 for adults
Caves Rd &, Conto Rd, Forest Grove WA 6286
Lake Cave is a 20-minute drive south of Margaret River along Caves Road.
  • Gift shop
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Special exhibitions (galleries, museums etc)
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
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    Rainy Day
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day

Lake Cave is a stunning crystal chamber, deep beneath the earth. Entry to this cave is from the floor of a sunken forest, surrounded by towering karri trees. Inside the cave, a tranquil lake mirrors the delicate crystal formations that grow from the cave roof, while the massive 'Suspended Table' hangs from the ceiling, almost touching the waters of the lake.

This cave is the most 'actively dripping' cave in the southwest, and it's the only cave on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge that has a permanent lake. Lake Cave is also the deepest of the show caves on the ridge, and is without doubt one of the most beautiful limestone caves in Western Australia. The incredible entry through the sink-hole in the karri forest, and the unique 'Suspended Table' decoration make this cave a 'must see' attraction.

Above ground, admire the views from the Lake Cave Deck; a spectacular viewing platform in the treetops, suspended over the sunken entry to the cave. Don’t forget to brush up on your cave knowledge at the interpretive centre, with information about the Leeuwin-Naturaliste caves, as well as fascinating insights into caves all over the world.

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  • 6 nights’ accommodation
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  • 1x 3 hour sail with Willie Pearl Lugger Cruises
  • 1 x half-day tour with Augusta River Tours

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  • Guided tour of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
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  • Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse passes

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Google Reviews

13
Jan
2021
Had a wonderful time at Lake Cave. There is one spot at the entrance where tall people, over 6 foot (190cm), will have to coach down to enter. Still not a problem. I recommend the caves with tour guides, it was a wonderful experience to have a guide and the guides are very knowledgeable, no question is too stupid. The Lake Cave was a wonder, not very big but still a wonder with all the stalagmites, stalagtites and columns. The only down side is that you have to be reasonably fit to go up and down the stairs. A not so fit person tried and struggled. I highly recommend going to the Lake Cave and then all the other caves. Wladimir Jakimowicz
30
Dec
2020
Unbelievable cave to visit. Best one I've seen. Bernie was an awesome tour guide considering his short time working there. He's knowledge was fantastic and made the tour that much better. Daniel Jones
03
Jan
2021
Scare the gut out of me when they turn off all the light inside the cave. But nature is beautiful, our guidance is really friendly and explained everything clearly. Great experience Vân Vũ
23
Sep
2020
First thanks Tom for being the friendliest and best guide. A truly beautiful cave with tons to see and discover. Very informative tour. Amazing experience. BE PREPARED FOR THE STEPS. It goes down far and you'll have to come back the way you go down. It's worth the effort. I'd definitely go back. (After I work on my cardio so I can go up the stairs easier) Brittany Bardsley (Billy the Bard)
20
Dec
2020
It was one of the best experiences visiting Margaret River. The Cave is soooo impressive and the tour was amazing, the guide was very funny so it made the information very interesting. I just loved it. 💙💙 Valentina Sanchez
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