Lake Cave is a magnificent, pristine chamber located deep beneath the earth's surface. Visitors descend a staircase through a spectacular sinkhole called a doline, gazing up at the towering karri trees from the floor of the sunken forest. Inside the cave a tranquil lake reflects the delicate crystal formations that grow from the cave ceiling.
Droplets hang from the tips of straws and stalactites before dropping to the cave floor or into the lake creating ripples in the water's reflections. Visitors can marvel at the unique 'Suspended Table' formation, which weighs several tonnes and seems to defy gravity as it hovers above the clear lake water. As the guide changes the lights to focus on unique features within the cave, incredible views and silhouettes are etched in the darkness, leaving visitors in awe.
Fully guided tours run daily at limited numbers, please book ahead to ensure your place. There is moderate physical exertion required to enter this cave. You can make your way back up the staircase of the magnificent doline at your own pace.
The water level in Lake Cave has reached its highest point in decades, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to experience the cave in this majestic state.
The Calgardup bush fire of 2021 burnt significant areas of vegetation which would normally absorb large amounts of water from the soil. With less vegetation present, a greater amount of rainwater has been able to permeate the limestone ridge. Consequently, the increased water flow through the limestone has caused the lake level in the cave to rise to a level that creates stunning reflections of the crystal ceiling above.