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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?
- Ngilgi Cave has reduced the capacity on semi-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!

Ngilgi Cave

Semi-guided tours of the show cave. Ngilgi Cave Centre open 9.00am - 5.00pm. Tours depart every half hour from 9.30am - 4.00pm daily. Extra tours during peak holiday times. Closed Christmas Day.
AUD $22.5 for adults
76 Yallingup Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
Ngilgi Cave is a 5-minute drive from Yallingup, or a 10-minute drive from Dunsborough along Caves Road.
  • Gift shop
  • Snacks & drinks
  • Walk trails
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business
  • Rainy Day
    Rainy Day
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day

This exquisitely decorated cave, with its stunning stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and beautifully coloured shawls, was Western Australia’s first tourist attraction.

Hear stories of early exploration, caving by candlelight and romantic escapades from your expert guide, as you make your way to the main show cave, where you will be free to discover the beauty of Ngilgi Cave.

Extensive boardwalks lead you through the impressive chambers of this underground wonderland, with the junior explorer's tunnel providing fun for little ones. Along the way, lighting illuminates hidden marvels and signage allows you to learn more about the remarkable variety of calcite crystal decorations.

Relish the rare opportunity to handle some cave crystals at the touch table - where a guide is available to answer all your burning questions. With a constant temperature of 20°C, the cave is an ideal place to visit year round.

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Plan Your Trip: Featured Itineraries

2020 Global Eco Conference – Margaret River Stay Package – 4 nights

4 nights accommodation as selected

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

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2020 Global Eco Conference – Margaret River Adventure Package – 7 nights

7 nights accommodation as selected
Morning Surf Lesson
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse Tour
Ngilgi Cave Semi-Guided Tour
Tuart Forest High Ropes & Zip Line Adventure
Sunset Cape to Cape, Forest and evening 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 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.

7 Days of Autumn in Your Margaret River Region

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in two stunning locations with Bettenay’s and Redgate Forest Retreat
  • Didgeridoo performance deep inside the remarkable Ngilgi Cave
  • A fun and fascinating personalised tour with All About Margaret River
  • A visit to Eagles Heritage to witness these amazing creatures in flight

Margaret River Region Dash, 3 Night Adult Escape, Dunsborough-Yallingup

3 nights fully-self-contained accommodation
Ngilgi Cave entry & guided tour
Wine & sights discovery tour
 Busselton Jetty & Underwater Observatory 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.

Google Reviews

10
Oct
2020
From start to finish we had an excellent experience, this is the second cave system I have visited within the region and I would say the best so far. Access to the cave is easy, the path ways are clearly marked, there are a number of steps but you are not rushed so you have plenty of time to complete the circuit. The cave is an amazing place, something that photos do not do it justice, the place is clean and we did visit during COVID times but no once did we worry about how clean the place is, it was spotless. The guides are all experienced and have a wealth of knowledge. Neil Pope
23
Oct
2020
Great experience for families. Get to know and see an entirely different underground world. Good customer service and the way they explained everything was good. You can do it at your own pace and don't have to rush it. Don't do it if your kids are younger than 5. Sanjiv Dadwal
25
Jul
2020
Our group of 12, including 6 kids, had an absolute blast here.The guide was knowledgeable and after a short spiel left us to explore on our own. The cave had enough the keep it interesting for all, with the crawl through proving a big hit with the younger ones. Some amazing structures. For those with kids be aware the entrance and exit are through the gift shop, so be prepared for the inevitable "I wants". Still a great day out especially if it's raining. Blue Moose
28
Sep
2020
Stunning natural beauty. The Aboriginal origins of the cave is captivating as well. I recommend the semi guided tour. It's a constant 20 degrees Celsius so no need for a jumper down there. Lots of stairs so expect a good leg workout afterwards. Adam Burnet
04
Sep
2020
An old favourite of ours but the first time we have tried it with children! #mrfour and #misstwo did exceedingly well with all the steps both down and up - and we only needed to carry her at the very start (when she wasn't sure what was below) and towards the end when her climbing legs gave out :p We completed it easily within the recommended hour. If you arrive before your scheduled descent time, there is a small play area just before the waiting area, with balance logs and stepping stumps. Stephanie Ou-Young
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