Ngilgi Cave - WA

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Position

DEG: -33.643539 115.034477
DMS: 33º 38' 36.74" S 115º 02' 4.12" E
UTM: 50 H 6275634mN 317720mE
Altitude: 70.28m

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Address & Contact

Yallingup Caves Road
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
Yallingup WA 6282
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.margaretriverattractions.com/caves/ngilgi-cave

Information

The most popular cave in this area, and the only one open to the public is Ngilgi Cave, with its striking display of stalagmite, stalactite, helictite and shawl formations. The name acknowledges Australian Aboriginal mythology, as Ngilgi was a good spirit who triumphed in battle against an evil spirit Wolgine. The story is part of the heritage of the Wardandi people, who are the traditional custodians of the cave and the wider south west region. You can learn more about the mythology and stories on a tour of the cave with indigenous tour company Koomal Dreaming, or alternatively, take a self-guided tour.

European discovery occurred in 1899, with the cave formerly being known as Yallingup Cave.

The Semi-Guided Show Cave Tour is approximately one-hour duration, and begins with an introductory talk from the cave guide while being led down into the first chamber or ‘The Amphitheatre’. Visitors can then explore at their own pace, while another guide stationed in the centre of the cave can answer questions and provide more information on the many beautiful areas within the cave.

Ngilgi Cave also offers ‘Adventure Tour’ options – giving thrill-seekers the opportunity to take a hard-hat and lamp and venture off the boardwalks – for a two, or two-and-half-hour adventure, led by an experienced guide.

See website listing for opening times, costs and options.
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Closest Weather Station

Cape Naturaliste at 14/12:00pm WST
Distance from Ngilgi Cave 11.9km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
35.1°C31.2°C16%5.5°C1011.7hPa0.0mmSW15km/hr
8knots
19km/hr
10knots

Closest Climatic Station

Cape Naturaliste
Distance from Ngilgi Cave 11.9km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C25.425.824.521.919.217.316.316.417.318.821.423.6
Mean Min. °C15.215.715.013.912.611.510.410.110.411.012.513.9
Mean Rain mm10.611.522.543.9115.2165.3161.2111.876.550.126.313.8

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