|Location:||21km south of Margaret River.|
All year daily 9-17, last entry 16.
Adults AUD 20, Children (4-16) AUD 10, Family (2+2) AUD 50, Additional Children AUD 6.50, Seniors AUD 17.50.
Grand Tour Pass: Adults AUD 48, Children (4-16) AUD 22, Family (2+2) AUD 135.
|Guided tours:||L=570m, D=60min, self guided.|
|Address:||CaveWorks, 100 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA 6285, Tel: +61-8-9757-7411, F: +61-8-9757-7421. E-mail:|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.|
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|Last update:||$Date: 2015/08/30 21:52:02 $|
|1904||opened to the public.|
|1928||Mammoth Cave Rotunda at the entrance.|
|1996||reconstruction of the rotunda in the original position.|
Mammoth Cave is the longest running tourist cave still in operation in the area. It is also the biggest of all tourist caves between Margaret River and Augusta. A short passage leades to a huge chamber with only little decorations. Further in the cave the numer of speleothems increases, but this is not a dripstone cave.
The tour through Mammoth Cave focuses on cave palaeontology and geomorphology in the region. Paleo work carried out in Mammoth has revealed specimens of many of the extinct mega-fauna, some are over 35,000 years old. The remains of a Tasmanian Tiger (Thyiacine) were dated at 25,000 BP. There are no guided tour but visitors get a MP3 audio self-guiding system.
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