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PJ
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I am planning a family vacation to Perth & Margaret River for February next year. There are 5 of us - 2 children in their 20s, my mom in her 80s but still hale & hearty, and my husband & I, both in our 50s. We will be spending 4 days in Perth, and I am deciding whether I should allocate 3D/2N o4 4D/3N to Margaret River. I am interested to explore one of the caves, but with an 80+ year old in tow, which is the least physically demanding of the caves?

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We have not visited these caves for some time and cannot recall which is the better for anyone with mobility issues. Should you not get some up to date information from any on here, I would make contact through the following tlink and seek their advice.

www.margaretriver.com/what-to-do/1-caves

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Mammoth is probably the easiest, but one of the least spectacular. If you can get down Jewel, that would be worth the effort. In my opinion of course - the entire range will have been offered by the time the responses have finished! :-)

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Mammoth is the only self guided one with no rushed timeline.

I usually recommend it to those with prams or mobility issues as it has a flat entrance that you can go in and then also use as an exit if one of the party decides they don't want to venture too much further. For those that do continue - its a mega step almost ladder like stair case of approx 200 stairs to get out !!

But yes it's also the least spectacular.

For me Ngilgi is the most spectacular but it's a hefty stairwell deep into the cave and then constant stairs about 10 stores down. It's fully guided but there was opportunity to stop and hang around at interesting bits while the more energetic continued to the bottom before they returned to exit out the same entrance.

I probably went about 3/4 of the way down while my mum did the whole shebang. But the 3/4 I explored was outstanding.

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Giant's Cave is certainly not the least demanding of the Margaret River caves, but it might be something the 20 year olds (and the 50 year olds too) might enjoy trying. We did it with our teenagers when we were in our late 40's and had a blast. It was so cool to explore a cave on our own with headlamps!

Note: The cave is only open on a regular basis during school and public holidays. If you aren't there then, you'll need to call in advance to see if they will be open.

www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/view/2849/1440/1/2/

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Enough with the spam. Reported.

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