Tour guide showing stalactite to a tourist inside Mammoth Cave, Margaret River WA.

CAVES

Discover an ancient wonderland

Your Margaret River Region is as spectacular underneath the ground as it is on top.

Over 100 highly decorated limestone caves lie 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.

Cave tours range from completely easy ‘at your own pace’ self-guided tours, guided tours along boardwalks with great commentary, adventure hard-hat tours to extremely adventurous 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 ‘nil-gee‘), you will learn the Aboriginal legend as you look up at limestone shawl formations – or delve deeper into the cave on an adventure tour.

Exploring Ngilgi Cave Yallingup, WA.

Ngilgi Cave

This exquisitely decorated cave was Western Australia's first tourist attraction.

Take in the cave's beautiful bush setting while you learn about Ngilgi's rich history, from the fascinating Aboriginal Dreamtime Story of the good spirit Ngilgi to the arrival of the first tourists in 1899.

Once inside the cave, the Semi-Guided Show Cave Tour allows you to admire the spectacular shawls, helictites, stalagmites and stalactites at your own pace.

Looking out the mouth of Mammoth Cave, Margaret River WA.

Mammoth Cave

The most easily accessible of all the show caves in the region, with the first chamber being 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 - available in English, German, Mandarin, French and Malay.

You are free to wander at your own pace along the boardwalks and platforms, through the majestic chambers of the cave. As you leave the cave, you have the option to complete your tour with a walk along the beautiful marri trail.

Lake inside Lake Cave, Margaret River WA.

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 Australia.

The only cave on the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge that has a permanent lake, Lake Cave is the most 'actively dripping' Show Cave in the South West.

Walking through Jewel Cave, Margaret River WA.

Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave is the largest 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 Australia.

A modern interpretive centre and cafe welcome you to this gigantic cave. Your awe-inspiring journey is perfectly complemented with the Karri Walk at the end of your visit.