- 1 hr guided tour of Jewel Cave
- Optional self-guided Karri Walk
Jewel Cave Fully Guided Tour
Enjoy this 1 hr fully guided tour of Western Australia's largest show cave – Jewel Cave. Marvel at it's breathtaking magnitude, towering crystal creations, and intricate decorations.
- Refreshments at Jewel Cave Cafe
WHAT TO EXPECT
Jewel Cave is the biggest show cave in Western Australia, with three massive chambers of incredible beauty. This crystal-encrusted cave is the most recently opened of all the show caves in the Margaret River region.
This fully guided 1 hr tour showcases the breathtaking magnitude of this cave. You will see towering crystal creations that have taken thousands of years to form, and intricate decorations stretching and suspended across the ceiling, like vines and dancing cobwebs. It also contains many beautiful examples of delicate helictites, cave coral, pendulites, a very large stalagmite called ‘The Karri Forest’, and amazing examples of flowstone such as ‘The Frozen Waterfall’ and ‘the Organ-pipes’.
You'll hear stories of the now-extinct Tasmanian Tigers that fell into the cave and perished. Fossilised remains of several Tasmanian Tigers or 'Thylacines' have been discovered within Jewel Cave's chambers, safely preserved more than 3000 years after the unusual marsupial became extinct on mainland Australia. There is a skeleton of a thylacine on display in the Jewel Cave centre.
Your awe-inspiring crystal journey is perfectly complemented with the option of a self-guided Karri Walk through the towering forest giants. Jewel Cave Cafe also offers delicious coffee, light lunches and refreshments complete with karri forest views.
Where we visit:
- Jewel Cave
Jewel Cave Fully Guided Tour
|11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Monday, 29-04-2016 11:00 AM - 12:00PM
How many participants are there?
How many steps are there in the caves?
Jewel Cave has 250 steps. At each cave, the steps are staged, with sections of boardwalk between them, and rest-stops at platforms along the way.
Can we take photos?
Yes, photography is encouraged from the viewing platforms, but for safety reasons is not recommended when walking on the stairs. You can use a flash, but most people find that they get better photos without it.
Can I take a tripod?
Tripods and selfie sticks are not allowed in the cave to ensure the safety of all visitors and the preservation of the delicate cave decorations and adhere to timing constraints.
Is it cold in the cave?
Jewel Cave is about 17 ̊C year-round.
Are the sites still open in wet weather?
Yes, all the caves are open, even if the weather is very wet.
What do I need to bring?
Since there are quite a few steps involved in most of the tours, comfortable enclosed shoes are recommended, however, you can still do the tours in thongs/flip flops/jandals if you feel you can.
The caves are fragile environments, and we try to minimise our impact on these irreplaceable natural attractions as much as possible; for this reason, we ask visitors not to bring too much into the cave with them (remember also you will have to carry it while climbing!)
Bring a camera and water if you need it; but no other drinks, and no food. Depending on the weather; sunscreen, a hat and/or wet weather gear may be required.
Will I get claustrophobic?
As you walk through the caves, there will be places where you are required to bend down a little or turn to the side slightly to avoid bumping your head or shoulder, but most of the caverns are quite open. If in doubt, the best cave to visit is Mammoth Cave, with its huge open caverns and easy entrance, it tends to allay most people’s phobias.
Is there any lighting in the cave? Do I need a torch?
There is excellent lighting throughout the caves, and on guided tours, the guide will operate these as you move through the cave and use a torch to highlight points of interest.
- Tickets purchased are valid for the stated tour time only
- Visitors are required to report to the ticket counter a minimum of 10 minutes prior to tour departure time
- Visitors participate in the cave tour activity at their own risk
- All children aged 4-16 years must be accompanied by an adult
- A full refund will be provided for cancellations received by close of business (5.00 pm WST) on the day prior to the tour booking
- Cancellations later than close of business (5.00 pm WST) on the day prior to the booking, will be charged the full cost of the booked tour
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