- Entry to Ngilgi Cave
- Semi-guided tour of Ngilgi's main show cave
- Opportunity to handle cave crystals at the touch table
Ngilgi Cave Semi-Guided Show Cave Tour
Discover the beauty of Ngilgi Cave, with its stunning stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and beautifully coloured shawls as you hear stories of early exploration from your expert guide.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Hear stories of early exploration, caving by candlelight and romantic escapades from your expert guide, as you make your way to the main show cave, where you will be free to discover the beauty of Ngilgi Cave. This exquisitely decorated cave, with its stunning stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and beautifully coloured shawls, was Western Australia’s first tourist attraction.
Ngilgi Cave is located near Yallingup, at the northern end of the Cape to Cape region. European discovery occurred in 1899, with the cave formerly being known as Yallingup Cave.
The Semi-Guided Show Cave Tour is approximately one hour, and begins with an introductory talk from the cave guide while being led down into the first chamber or ‘The Amphitheatre’. Visitors can then explore at their own pace, while another guide stationed in the centre of the cave can answer questions and provide more information on the many beautiful areas within the cave.
Extensive boardwalks lead you through the impressive chambers of this underground wonderland, with the junior explorer's tunnel providing fun for little ones. Along the way, lighting illuminates hidden marvels and signage allows you to learn more about the remarkable stalactites, helictites, shawls, columns and more.
Relish the rare opportunity to handle some cave crystals at the touch table - where a guide is available to answer all your burning questions. With a constant temperature of 20°C, the cave is an ideal place to visit year-round.
Where we visit:
- Ngilgi Cave
- The Amphitheatre
- Touch Table
Ngilgi Cave Semi-Guided Show Cave 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?
Ngilgi Cave has 350 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?
Ngilgi Cave is actually quite warm, maintaining a reasonably constant temperature of 20 ̊C.
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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