Margaret River Caves

Mammoth Cave


Useful Information

Location: 21km south of Margaret River.
Open: All year daily 9-17, last entry 16.
Closed 25-DEC.
[2011]
Fee: 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.
[2011]
Classification:  Karst cave,
Light: electric.
Dimension:  
Guided tours: L=570m, D=60min, self guided.
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Address: CaveWorks, 100 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA 6285, Tel: +61-8-9757-7411, F: +61-8-9757-7421. E-mail: contact
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 $

History

 
1850first recorded.
1895explored.
1904opened to the public.
1928Mammoth Cave Rotunda at the entrance.
1996reconstruction of the rotunda in the original position.

Description

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.


See also


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