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Caves, Caves and more Caves

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Caves, Caves and more Caves

We are visiting the Margaret River area and would like advice on which caves to visit. The ones I am aware of are Ngilgi, Mammoth, Lake & Jewel Cave. We want to look at a few but worried that doing 4 caves in 3 days might be a bit over the top. I thought check out the Trip Advisor ratings but they all get 4 1/2 so that did not help! Any suggestions? We are a couple in early 50's and able bodied.

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1. Re: Caves, Caves and more Caves

If you really like caves then why not visit 4 caves in 3 days! They are worth visiting while you are over from NSW.

Contact the Visitor Centre and talk about it with them, if you want to narrow your choices. They are usually very helpful:

margaretriver.com/margaret-river-visitor-cen…

If you are really keen on caving, perhaps ask the visitor centre people about getting in touch with spieliology groups in the area too. There are many other caves in the region due to its limestone and rainfall, which are not open to the general public but might be able to be visited with approved enthusiast groups.

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If you will be there during a school holiday or long weekend, consider doing Giant's Cave. It's a self-guided tour in an unlit cave. (They gave us helmets with lamps when we did the tour a number of years ago.) It's a very cool adventure!

http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/giants-cave

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3. Re: Caves, Caves and more Caves

Hi Les B,

Although we have toured most of the caves around 2 years ago and we did see most of them.

Some being self guided.

The Jewel, Giants and Lake cave were our favourites.

It is actually very easy to do 2-3 caves in a day if you want to see them all.

Especially since it is less than 100km from Jewel cave near Augusta up Caves Road to Dunsborough.

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Hi. I loved Mammoth Cave. It's is the one (out of Lakes, Jewel, Mammoth) that you can go to without a guided tour, and we spent aged wandering through. The audio tour was very interesting, and I learnt a lot. You can get a discounted entry to all 3 caves. We didn't have time to do that, but you could do all 3 in a single day. We met couples doing that, and they all seemed to love them all.

Abs :)

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