Mammoth is an impressive, gothic-like cave that could easily be described as the perfect home for a caveman.
With the ability to explore at your own leisure, you can learn about this cave’sincredible features and history using our state of the art MP3 audio headsets as your guide.
Your journey into the cave begins via an elevated boardwalk through towering Karri Forest. As you approach, the mouth of the cave opens wide inviting you in to discover its vast chambers.
Once inside you will be astounded by an array of formations that angle off in all directions. As the natural light bounces off the formations and winter stream you will understand why this cave was originally named the “Dawn of Creation”.
Early settlers to the region knew of this cave from around 1850, but it wasn’t actually explored until experienced caver Tim Connelly made the first record in 1895. Tim was appointed caretaker and guide of the cave and he went on to conduct tours for the public by lamplight until 1904, when electric lighting was installed.
Mother Nature thought long and hard about creating Mammoth Cave. In this cave you can see all of nature’s fantastic forces at work. It is truly remarkable. At 500 metres long and 30 metres deep, you will observe many spectacular formations including the Mammoth shawl and the “Karri Forest” flowstone which resembles the unique karri trees of the region.
Mammoth Cave is a time capsule which reveals a fascinating amount of information about the local flora, fauna and climate. World renowned palaeontologists continue to visit Mammoth Cave to unlock its secrets about the region’s ancient past. As you journey through the cave lookout for the carefully lit animal bones and fossils and listen to the stories about extinct animals including the extraordinary Megafauna (giant mammals). Mammoth is home to many remains including that of a Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger and a Zygomaturas, a huge wombat-like creature. At the end of your journey through the cave you will climb the stairs up a magnificent doline and exit on the other side of Caves Road (which you have traversed underground). This time, surrounded by Marri forest, you will have the opportunity to return to your starting point either via a direct trail or a more scenic route that allows you extra time to appreciate the natural surroundings (in Spring you will also have the opportunity to spot delicate and beautiful orchids).
Mammoth Cave is located approximately 20kms south of Margaret River on Caves Road.
Mammoth Cave is opened daily (except Christmas Day) from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Last entry is at 4.00pm. During school holidays visiting hours are extended.
Adult $20.00 Child $10.00 Family $50.00 (2 adults, 2 children extra child $6.50)
Grand Tour Pass (Jewel, Lake & Mammoth Caves)
Adult $48.00 Child $22.00 Family $135.00 (2 adults, 2 children)
Ultimate Pass (Jewel, Lake & Mammoth Caves & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse)
Adult $60.00 Child $27 Family $160.00 (2 adults, 2 children) additional children $15.00
For enquiries and bookings contact Caveworks: (08) 9757 7411.