Lake CaveCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Lake Cave, Caves Rd & Conto Road, Forest Grove WA 6285, Australia, Margaret River
- Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +61-897577411
- Ticket Price: 23 AUD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Geological Formation, Family And Kids, Nature
Lake Cave - Review
This natural wonder beats out Margaret River’s many famed wineries for the top spot in the city’s tourist attractions. Inside the cave is a tranquil lake. Above the lake’s waters is what’s popularly known as a ‘suspended table’ - a brilliant collection of crystals that reach down from the ceiling to the surface of the water. The part that takes your breath away is the reflection of the crystals on the water. The cave is lit up so that the tranquil surface can barely be told apart from the natural formations above it. It’s the only cave on this entire ridge that has a permanent lake. At the cave, you’ll also find an interactive exhibit that explains the geology and history of the cave and other caves in the region.
You can only visit the cave via guided tours that take place once every hour beginning in the morning.
Lake Cave Information
- There's a cafe on site.
- There's a popular camping area east of the cave. It’s called Conto's Campsite.
- Mammoth Cave has a similar tour, and it’s close to Lake Cave.
Lake Cave Ticket Prices
- Kids (4-16 years old): 12.50 AUD
- Family of four: 58 AUD
Lake Cave Hours
- Tours happen at 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm.
- Tours last an hour.
How To reach Lake Cave by Public Transport
- The caves are at a 20 minute drive south (25 km) from Margaret River.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Lake Cave
93.42% of people who visit Margaret River include Lake Cave in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
69.61% of people start their Lake Cave visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Lake Cave
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Cave
Lake Cave Trips
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Lake Cave, Margaret River Reviews
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The tour was great but over 300 steps down therefore up also!! Quite a puff!! Was interesting and the lighting effects were terrific. Not a big cave but a nice tour.
Since 300 steps down from the ground level, this ancient cave is a natural wonder. Once down at the entrance, this is a relatively short cave with easy walking on the inside. The stalactites and stalagmites are where time virtually stands still. The guide was knowledgeable, easy to understand and friendly. One advice for the prospective visitors: please leave kids under 5 at home.
This is a must to visit cave for visitors to the Margaret River region. It is not just like any other cave around Western Australia. From the top, it is more like a mining pit. Visitors are required to climb down a very deep and steep flight of stairs to reach the entrance of the cave. You need to be quite fit and agile as the steps can get slippery during rainy season. Make sure you go to the toilet before going down to the cave since it is a long way down and back. Bring a small torch/flash light if possible. There would be many photo opportunities outside and inside the cave. Once inside, you will find a small 'river' which flows to the centre of the cave and forms an underground lake. The view inside is magnificent. It is the best cave of all the caves in WA. Once you have finished your tour in the cave, there is a small cafe near the reception to relax. If you only have limited time visiting the down south, just go to this cave.
Really great tour. Our guide “Richard” was funny, entertaining and shared some great info about the caves history. Highly recommend. Note that there are 325 stairs down into the cave (amongst various platforms) which also means 325 stairs back up again. All the cave tours have been awesome. Jewel cave was cool too.
This is one of several caves located in this part of the country. A friendly and knowledgeable guide accompanies the visitors giving a comprehensive description about the place and questions are always welcome. A visit to the small souvenir shop with many collectibles and other stuff helps you to buy mementos to treasure.