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Lake Cave

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Address: Caves Road, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
Phone Number: 61897577411
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Lake Cave is a stunning crystal wonderland and the only cave in the...

Lake Cave is a stunning crystal wonderland and the only cave in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge with a permanent lake. It acts as a mirror of infinite reflections that is truly magical. The cave is renowned for the ‘Suspended Table’ – a five tonne column of calcite that hangs from the ceiling just a few centimetres above the lake. The precinct features impressive retail, interpretative and cafe facilities. Located 25 kilometres south of Margaret River.

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Lake Cave- Never Seen This Before!

The 300 steps down to the cave entrance is worth the trip in itself- especially comparing posted pictures from 100 years ago. Once you're at the entrance, it's just a short narrow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 300 steps down to the cave entrance is worth the trip in itself- especially comparing posted pictures from 100 years ago. Once you're at the entrance, it's just a short narrow climb to reach the cave. This cave isn't endless caverns; it's really one giant space- and what a space! Always a thrill to stand by an underground lake.... More 

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Marcus Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this experience, wonderful cave and a very good guide. There are a lot of steps to reach the entrance and some are quite steep so a little bit of fitness is required. Well worth it though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Lake Cave has a lake in it, hence the name. The Lake Cave is one of the most spectacular caves in the Margaret River region. The calcite decorations are clean and white; this is a living cave.

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear Jeffry B, Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We’re always happy to hear about excellent visitor experiences at Lake Cave. Thanks again, and safe travels. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent and well worth the 300 odd steps down and up. Did go to Ngilgi Cave but have to say the guide at Lake Cave was fantastic and very informative.

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear wilko630, Thanks for taking the time to share some valuable feedback on your visit to Lake Cave. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour. All the best for your future travels. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Lake Cave and was wowed by it. The guided tour was great and very informative. Do note that it is quite a walk down and up again after the tour.

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear LibraGalSingapore, Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback here, and we're glad you thought Lake Cave was amazing. Your advice about the stairs is valuable, but we have designed the layout of the stairways so that our guests only have to do moderate numbers of stairs between rests, and the scenery from the first step to the... More 

Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently had a few days away over the school holidays down to the Margaret River region. Took the kids to see Mammoth & Lake caves. It was $105 for 4 people. (2 cave pass) I think it's an expensive exercise for a walk through a cave for a hour or so. Only the Lake cave tour was guided the other... More 

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear fifixx1979, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit to Lake and Mammoth Caves, its great to hear that you thought the caves were beautiful. We try to keep our prices as affordable as possible so that our caves are accessible whilst generating sufficient income to maintain the infrastructure and natural beauty of the cave... More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cave is rather small in terms of how far back it goes. The one piece worth seeing is the suspended table. Besides that, I would not have paid for the short tour, most of which is the exercise from the 300 + steps.

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear DaveandApril, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit to Lake Cave. We are glad that you liked the suspended table. Lake Cave is one of the smaller caves in the region, but it does have 70 metres of stunning reflections, a spectacular suspended viewing deck that puts you up among the towering Karri trees,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good and helpful staff. Plenty of stairs but what do you exoect in a cave escalators The caves arr very peaceful. we had a couple of minutes silence down there. it was so good i would love to spend the night there no tv radio noise just meditate

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear steven r, Thanks for sharing your experiences at Lake Cave. It sounds like you had an excellent time. All the best for your future travels. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I arrived here as it was the one cave neither of us had seen before, to be confronted with many steps leading down to the cave floor which neither of us could really manage. The staff were friendly and encouraged us to use the deck and from this vantage point we could get a feel for the... More 

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn C, Thanks for taking the time to post your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We’re always happy to hear about excellent visitor experiences at Lake Cave. You are right - there is so much to see here at our interpretative centre especially the stunning view from the Suspended Deck. Thanks again, and safe travels. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were apprehensive about a guided tour but it was an hour long without dragging on at all. Guide was lovely and provided interesting facts about the site without taking away from the experience itself. Would recommend as the lake inside the cave was breathtaking and you get the opportunity to take it all in during the tour

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YourMargaretRiver, Front Office Manager at Lake Cave, responded to this review

Dear Tam D, Thanks for taking the time to share some valuable feedback on your visit to Lake Cave. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour. All the best for your future travels. More 

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