A natural time capsule, and home to ancient fossil remains of long-extinct Australian Megafauna.
Mammoth Cave is the most easily accessible of all the show caves in the region, with wheelchair access to the first chamber. Pick up your MP3 self-guided audio tour to get started; available in English, French, German, Malay and Mandarin.
Entering the cave through bushland via a gently sloping boardwalk, you'll realise just how much there is to see here. Over 10,000 fossils had at one time accumulated inside the cave; upon excavating many of these were found to be remains of Australian Megafauna (giant animals) that became extinct around 46,000 years ago. There is even a 50,000 year old 'zygomaturus' jawbone embedded in the cave wall!
A visit to Mammoth Cave finishes with a winding walk through a beautiful marri forest. The marri forest is currently regenerating and reinventing itself following recent fires. The trail is lined with new growth and flourishing green foliage climbs the trunks of the towering trees. Mammoth Cave is much more than a cave - it is a complete nature experience.
For your safety and the protection of the recovering forest, please keep to the designated walking trail at all times.
Did you know?
If you visit during winter, you'll see a stream flowing through the cave which is stained red from natural tannins.