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Jewel Cave Tours and Activities

Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave is the largest show cave in the Margaret River region and part of Western Australia’s Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. Tucked beneath a forest of karri trees and filled with dramatic stalactites, helictites, and crystals, it’s also home to the largest straw stalactite in Australia—more than 17 feet (5.4 meters) long.

The Basics
Admire Jewel Cave on a guided walking tour, exploring three underground caverns linked by a series of boardwalks. An on-site interpretive center offers further insight into the cave’s natural wonders and houses an ancient Tasmanian tiger fossil that was unearthed in the cave.

Day tours of the Margaret River region from Perth often include a visit to the Jewel Cave alongside regional attractions such as the Busselton Jetty, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, or wine tasting at the Margaret River wineries. Combination tickets are available for Jewel Cave, Mammoth Cave, Lake Cave, and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Cave visits are by guided tour only and take around an hour. Advance bookings are recommended.
  • Visitor facilities include a gift shop and the Jewel Cave Cafe.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater—it can get cool inside the cave.
  • The cave is not accessible for wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Jewel Cave is located along Caves Road, around 28 miles (45 kilometers) south of the town of Margaret River—about a 35-minute drive. There’s no public transportation to the cave, so you need to drive or to join a guided tour.

When to Get There
The cave is open daily, year-round. The busiest time to visit is in summer (January and February), when an early-morning or late-afternoon visit is best for avoiding the crowds.

Caves of Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge
Jewel Cave is one of a series of natural caves dotted along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge, part of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. There are a number of other caves worth visiting in the region, including Mammoth Cave, known for its ancient fossils of extinct animals including giant kangaroos; Lake Cave, with its spectacular underground lake; and Giants Cave and Calgardup Cave, where it’s possible to take part in caving excursions and adventure tours.
Address: Jewel Caves Rd, Deepdene, Margaret City, Western Australia WA 6290, Australia
Admission: Varies
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