Jewel Cave

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is literally riddled with caves, and perhaps the jewel in the crown from amongst them is the aptly named, Jewel Cave. Located just off of Cave’s Road at the Augusta end, Jewel Cave is the biggest of the show caves in Western Australia, comprising of three massive chambers on display.

Fully guided one hour tours are available.

Entering the cave was an almost surreal experience as we were met with an underground wonderland of some of nature’s finest and most dazzling displays.

Stalactites coming down from the cave ceiling

Home to one of the longest straw stalactites in Australia

 

Enchanting

magical

Like flowing honey.

Organ pipes

The pure white

 

And the pinks, and creams….

It was stunning.

The tour guide explained how the stalactites and stalagmites form, and provided quite a bit of relevant information. I, though, remained awe-struck throughout, and quite honestly to have absorbed the technical information would have taken away from the fairy-tale experience.

In the words of Lex Bastion (walkabout 1958) – Like all great works of art, nature had done her job slowly. Jewel Cave, created naturally and slowly over many thousands of years, is indeed a work of art. Nature at it’s finest, it is glorious!

 

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20 thoughts on “Jewel Cave

  1. There are some lovely caves in this area, and all different. I think Jewel cave is possibly the prettiest though, and definitely the biggest with public access. Mind you I’ve only been to a couple, but I’m tempted to do them all.

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  2. I love this! Just started exploring caves, our first was here in Tucson. I did the short tour, but am ready to back to take the longer, extended tour. Have a great time exploring😊💕

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  3. We have caves near my house so I have seen them since I was a kid. We always went on school trips. They fascinate me but are no where near as huge and nice as the one you show!

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