Jewel Cave Augusta

Star 4.8 (1781 Google reviews)

Jewel Cave Augusta

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Fully-guided tours only. Jewel Cave Centre open 9.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Jewel Cave is a 10-minute drive north of Augusta, along Caves Road.
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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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Jewel Cave Augusta

Jewel Caves Rd, Deepdene WA 6290, Australia

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Star 4.8 (1781 Google reviews)
Meredith Spangler 28 May 2022

Absolutely stunning! Fully guided tour with very knowledgeable guide. The formations in the cave are remarkable, as is the story of its discovery. 300 steps down with viewing platforms spread along the way. A must see if you're in the Margaret River area. A little easier to negotiate than the Ngilgi Cave.

Raelene G 08 February 2022

I visited both the Mammoth Cave and Jewel Caves today. I liked that the Jewel Caves had a guide to take you through this amazing natural beauty. Mammoth is a self guided tour using a headset. A tour guide allows us to ask questions as we go, and l always like to see how engaged they are in what they are teaching us. Tom, our guide, was truly professional and hilarious at the same time. Great tour through the Cave. What a fascinating story on the discovery of the Cave and how the environment (global warming) has affected the Cave in such a short time. We even saw the skeletal remains of a possum (see photo). The walk is via internal stairs and pathways, both up and down over 3 levels. I highly recommend seeing this Cave and any of the others in the Margaret River region.

Kit Teguh 15 August 2022

Let's face it - unless you've got infinite time and money, you won't be able to see all the caves around the area. There's quite a few to choose from. Personally, I'd go Lake Cave because it is the most unique out of all the caves here. But in terms of diversity, beauty and experience, Jewel Cave is right up there. Moral of the story is, if Lake Cave is too full then just get over here. Or you know what? You can just skip Lake Cave and just visit Jewel Cave. There's a lot of formations here that you rarely see anywhere, and the guides are very knowledgable (it's not self-guided, but for good reason). The lights in the cave really make your presence there surreal, dream-like. I've been here at least a couple of times and every time has been an amazing experience. If you have the time, walk the trail around the cave. You can see the original entry from way back when. But the presence of the karri trees there will astound you, if you're new to how beautiful the forests are around here.

ZUU. zisniinn 13 July 2022

Great place to for a visit and adventure. Well looked after and maintained walkways. Friendly staff and tour guides. Has a souvenirs shop and cafe. Very informative. Tickets can be purchased over counter, check with tour times into cave. 5* would recommend to others