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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. 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
  • Rainy Day
    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
  • 1 x half-day tour Cape Cultural Tours & Koomal Dreaming
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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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Google Reviews

09
Apr
2021
A very interesting and beautiful nature experience! Worth it for sure to see such cool formations. It is an impressive entrance and walk down the stairs to the entrance of the cave. There is a great lookout looking down into the whole cave area. The tour itself took around an hour with about 45 minutes of that being in the cave. Price: $22.50 Nice shop and info area. Big carpark and toilets there too. The only thing that would bump it up to 5 stars would be a bit more info throughout the tour. The info is good and it is worth the tour but would be nice with more fun facts etc. The temperature is cooler in the cave but a light jacket would suffice :) Emily Keye
28
Feb
2021
Just beautiful. This cave is unlike any cave I’ve been to. It was so beautiful. Nature had really done some wonders on this beautiful spot. Not gonna lie those stairs take your breath away more than the cave but overall it’s a great experience. Parto Soufi
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
10
Apr
2021
Thankyou to our guide Justine for a lovely and informative tour! The cave is so beautiful, definitely recommend to anyone. Our kids really enjoyed it too. Nico
04
Apr
2021
The reflection of the suspended table was so beautiful! Diane, our tour guide explained everything perfectly, she was also very helpful in answering my questions. Loved it! Brenda Tan
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