Of course if the purpose of your visit is to go spelunking then you will want to visit every single cave you can. If you are visiting for a short time we recommend looking at this shortlist. Every cave is good. Every cave is different and they all vary in difficulty.
If you're in Margaret River for a short time, and can only visit one cave I would say your choice comes down to three of them, and luckily they are all in completely different areas of the Margaret River Region! Pick your direction and go!
The caves of the region are all generally considered solutional caves and form in rock that is soluble, such as limestone. Rock is dissolved by natural acid in groundwater that seeps through bedding-planes, faults, joints and so on. Over geological epochs cracks expand to become caves and cave systems.
The limestone ridge stretching from Cape Naturaliste in the north to Cape Leeuwin in the South is filled with such caves. Drive along Caves Road and you pass several of the regional caves.
Imagine what discovering one of them must have been like when you travel back in time to the Margaret River region's ancient history. Each cave that offers tours in the region is amazing. This is our shortlist and are well worth the visit:
This is not the definitive list of the caves in the area.
There are dozens that can be visited by people, some require experienced guides, some are self-guided.
Always ensure you are prepared and call ahead where possible.
There is another list of Caves with more information about some of the other major caves that are easy for people to visit.
Tap the markers for information or pinch and zoom to pan around the map.