Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park

Margaret River Caves - Augusta Caves

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge is located between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. Precambrian crystalline rocks like granulite and granitic gneiss are visible at many headlands along the coast. They are between 650Ma and 2Ga old. This hard, insoluble rocks are capped by limestone, which is karstified.

The area around Margate is a rich dairy, cattle and timber region. It is a popular holiday destination noted for swimming, fishing and surfing. The area is renowned for excellent wines.

Cave Road is a tourist route, which winds from Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin. It connects the caves and karst areas with a total of 350 known karst caves. Along the route are also seven show caves which have 125,000 visitors per year [2000].