Travel down Caves Road on a journey through the deep history of Margaret River. Explore a unique landscape shaped by drifting continents, ancient ice ages, and rising oceans.
Small and personalised tour by four wheel drive
- Tour Mammoth Cave, where the bones of extinct megafauna were found over a century ago, and an ancient stream disappears underground
- Then head down to the coast for a hike at spectacular Contos Beach, where the cave streamline emerges at the coast
- Explore Boranup Forest, a maze of giant karri trees growing above limestone caves
- Enjoy lunch at Cafe Boranup, nestled in the karri trees on Caves Road
This is a tour where you can really immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. I visited my first cave as a child at Boranup in 1976, spent 5 years as a cave guide for the Margaret River-Busselton Tourism Association, and still can’t resist!
For a preview into caves and tourism in Margaret River, you can have a look at my article Caves Road: a Short History of a Winding Way
Or, for an insight into some of the scientific research in the caves, try Tales From the Earth: the Palaeoclimates of Boranup
Includes lunch at the beautiful Cafe Boranup and a cave tour. Available on weekdays 9am to 4pm. The tour leaves from Rotary Park in Margaret River, or I can pick you up if you are staying close by.
Thanks for visiting!
Jinni Wilson is an independent anthropologist working in heritage interpretation. Through writing and photography she is exploring ways to connect community and spirit of place. In 2019 she established Earth Sea Star Eco-Heritage tours, looking to share a rich cultural landscape with visitors and foster sustainable tourism.