Caves and Mines
Jewel Cave Deepdene
Where are we going today?
Adventure doesn't always have to be ABOVE ground - especially when you have incredible natural wonders like Jewel Cave in the Margaret River region!
Jewel Cave is a surreal experience, because you get to experience an underground wonderland. It's actually the largest show cave in Western Australia, and it can only be described as entering a natural cathedral. Kids can marvel at creations that took millions and millions of years to create.
The stalactites and straws have to be seen to be believed stretching, suspended and hanging across the ceiling like vines and dancing cobwebs.
On your tour, your guide will take you through three vast caverns within Jewel Cave, where you can see flowstones, shawls and stalagmites around you. You can even hear stories about how Tasmanian Tigers actually fell into the cave and perished!
One of the highlights, and most remarkable features are the "straws" - one of them has actually grown to over 5m in length! All of the features are great fun for kids who can use their imagination and see what they think the calcium sculptures look like. Waves, forest, jellyfish, candle wax...it's all there!
Jewel Cave also has two unique formations, including the "Organ Pipes" and "Frozen Waterfall". Some formations will make you feel like you're under the ocean!
Dig deep for your next family day out!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 3 years
When can we go?
Tours daily between 9:30am and 3:30pm
All year round.
Any Top Tips?
There are several other less notorious cave formations to explore and you can buy combination tickets..
Doing our bit
They have made sure that the cave route is safe, with appropriate railings and your tour guide will look after you.
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call before you book to see how accessible the cave is.
Can I get one of those?
There is a visitor centre at 100 Bussell Highway where you can pick up additional information.
The fully guided tour lasts an hour.
What people are saying?
by Lynnae Curto
Im going to only give a 3 star rating, it could have easily been a 5 star except for one crucial component gone wrong. My other half and I went on the 1.5 hr tour with a gal as our guide that needs to learn to keep the propaganda hogwash to herself. Both my other half and I have spent time working for the Forest Service which is run a lot like the National Park Service. To start the tour we were told that we could only take pictures when we were stopped as a group. Secondly the gal tour guide was very pushy on topics such as funding and managing...Read More
by Theresa Liew
Awesome trip under the earth! Friendly and knowledgable guide, well worth the visit if you're in the Margaret River region.
by Kim Reid
We visited many caves on our long road trip. This was one of my favorites. We have a nice guide.
by Daniel Ching
The lantern tour was really fun, but I'm sure all their cave tours are great. I think they even have a 4 hour tour for those most adventurous.
by John Melton
Really neat cave with lot of large caverns and walkways. Most of the stairs and platforms are aluminum, so getting around is relatively easy. Cave stays a chilly 49 degrees, so dress accordingly. Completely different than Wind Cave, so both are worth a visit when you're in the area.
by Lynnae Curto
Im going to only give a 3 star rating, it could have easily been a 5 star except for one crucial component gone wrong. My other half and I went on the 1.5 hr tour with a gal as our guide that needs to learn to keep the propaganda hogwash to herself. Both my other half and I have spent time working for the Forest Service which is run a lot like the National Park Service. To start the tour we were told that we could only take pictures when we were stopped as a group. Secondly the gal tour guide was very pushy on topics such as funding and managing of the parks. We had also taken a tour of the Wind Cave National Park which was way more enjoyable and easy going. That tour guide wasn't near as pushy and let the group go at its own pace and allowed pictures to be taken as we walked along.