Caves

 

Dark Matters

Explore the magical underground world of Ngilgi Cave

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Your Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top. Over 150 highly decorated limestone caves lay beneath the surface of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge.

Formed approximately 1 million years ago, a number of these complex and fragile karst systems are open to the public. Go inside and be amazed by these massive labyrinths decorated intricately with limestone crystal formations.

Cave tours range from completely easy ‘at your own pace’ self-guided tours, guided tours along boardwalks with great commentary, ‘off piste’ adventure hard-hat tours to extremely adventurous ‘abseil your way in’ expeditions.

It is difficult to choose the best cave tour in Your Margaret River Region. You can marvel at the reflections on Lake Cave’s permanent lake, be dwarfed in Jewel Cave’s enormous chambers and take it easy on the Mammoth Cave self- guided tour. At Yallingup’s Ngilgi Cave (pronounced ‘nilgi‘), you will learn the Aboriginal legend as you look up at limestone shawl formations– or delve deeper into the cave on an adventure tour.

Your Margaret River Region Caves & Tours

Jewel Cave Augusta

Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia, with three massive chambers. It is also home to one of the longest straw stalactites found in any tourist cave in the world. In 2011, Jewel Cave was awarded a gold medal in the "Tourist Attractions" category at the WA Tourism Awards, as well as a silver in the Eco Tourism Category. Jewel Cave is also home to the spectacular new Jewel Cave Preservation Centre which features retail and cafe facilities complete with an interpretive area that...
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Jewel Cave Augusta

Boranup Karri Forest

Towering karri trees, some over 60m in height, undulate across the valley. With sunlight streaming onto their smooth trunks, this is one of the best sights in Your Margaret River Region.
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Boranup Karri Forest

Gift Voucher – Tours and Activities – Your Margaret River Region

What do you buy someone who has everything? What about a gift voucher for one of the hundreds of amazing accommodation, experiences or touring options in Your Margaret River Region? You can select a voucher by dollar value or simply select from a range of accommodation or tour packages available for purchase.
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Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave is the most easily accessible of all the show caves in the region, with the first chamber actually accessible by wheelchair. It is a self-guided cave, where you explore on your own while listening to an informative 'audio tour' through the MP3 player and headset provided. You are free to wander at your own pace along the boardwalks and platforms, through the majestic chambers of the cave. Mammoth Cave is also one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils. A visit ...
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Mammoth Cave

Margaret River Climbing Co. – Adventure Tours

Margaret River Climbing Co. is a dynamic adventure tour and guiding company based in the heart of WA's most accessible and diverse tourism region - Margaret River! Offering you a fun, easy and unforgettable step off the beaten track: experience rock climbing and abseiling on the spectacular sea cliffs or take a private tour and discover the caves hidden amongst the magestic trees of the southern forests. Your safety is our #1 concern, so rest assured - when you take the plunge with us you're no...
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Margaret River Climbing Co. –  Adventure Tours

Bushtucker River & Wine Tours

Margaret River Winery & Brewery Tours are a unique 'must do' in the Margaret River region! Enjoy 40 tastings of Margaret River Wines, Boutique Beers and Wild Foods! Daily 10am to 5pm! Bushtucker Cave & Canoe tours from Surfers beach are a fun day of adventure! Daily 10am to 2pm on the crystal Margaret River! Tours depart daily at 10am and offer a "see more, do more, taste more" approach! These State Awarded Tours have been locally owned and operated since 1990. The business is run by Helen Lee, ...
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Bushtucker River & Wine Tours

Lake Cave Events Deck

A unique functions venue in the Margaret River Region. The spectacular Events Deck at Lake Cave is an innovative new venue for functions, weddi ngs, performances and special events. Located 15 minutes from the Margaret River township, the deck suspends out over the collapsed cavern (doline) of Lake Cave and is surrounded by towering karri trees, presenting a unique setting in which to hold weddings, functions and gatherings. Licensed to hold 150 people, the deck was built from local timber...
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Lake Cave Events Deck

Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the boundless beauty and diversity of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park envelops the western edge of Your Margaret River Region.
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Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Bushtucker Cave and Canoe

Bushtucker Cave & Canoe Tours run from river mouth beach its great day of adventure on the Margaret River! Tours depart daily 9.45am to 2pm and offer a "see more, do more, taste more" approach! These State Awarded Tours have been locally owned and operated since 1990 by Helen Lee.Bushtucker Tours offers exceptional tours of the Margaret River region. From quiet paddling down the majestic Margaret River to Wine and Beer tasting tours, with wild and gourmet foods. Tours can be altered to suit al...
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Bushtucker Cave and Canoe

Ngilgi Cave

Explore the ancient wonders of Ngilgi Cave! Beneath the limestone ridge which forms Cape Naturaliste, lies Ngilgi Cave; one of Geographe Bay's most renowned tourist attractions. The fascinating association with a rich Aboriginal legend describing the battle between a good spirit (Ngilgi) and an evil spirit (Wolgine) gives Ngilgi Cave its name.
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Ngilgi Cave

Lake Cave

Lake Cave is, to put it simply, a mirrored wonderland. Home to the "suspended table" a spectacular crystal decoration weighing several tonnes that hangs from the ceiling, almost touching the waters of the lake. It is thought that this may be the only decoration of its kind in the world. Lake Cave is the most 'actively dripping' cave in the south west, and it's the only cave on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge that has a permanent lake. The cave is one of the deepest on the ridge, with entry access ...
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Lake Cave

Caves Studies and Research

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Eco Centre

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History of
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Geology

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