Knowles Cave - SA

  Cave,Sinkhole

Position

DEG: -31.13979 130.618607
DMS: 31º 08' 23.24" S 130º 37' 6.98" E
UTM: 52 J 6553778mN 654306mE
Altitude: 84.08m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Cave,Sinkhole

Location

855.32kms NorthWest of Adelaide

Address & Contact

Nullabor Recreation Reserve
South Australia 5710
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Knowles is just one of the many caves in this karst limestone environment, however Knowles is a worthy visit as it is one of the more accessible caves in the entire region and will give you a good sense of the what lies beneath the seemingly empty barren plains. Many of the caves on the Nullarbor are very dangerous and impossible to access without permits and specialised caving and abseiling equipment. Knowles Cave however is an easy walk-in, being an elongated doline. The whole Nullarbor is one giant piece of limestone and anywhere that you can find a bit of limestone you will find karsts. At Knowles Cave, you will easily see these karsts, which appear to have fossilised marine life trapped within. Embedded into the rocky entrance to the cave look out for shells locked into the rock, along with imprints where the shell used to be.

This cave is named after the Great Grandfather of a site visitor who has offered to provide anyone with more information should they be interested. Megan says, "Keith Vivian Knowles discovered this cave with Captain Maitland Thompson".
Contact megan.spyker@keyinvest.com.au or megsy.spyker@gmail.com


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Closest Weather Station

Nullarbor at 20/01:00pm CDT
Distance from Knowles Cave 43.4km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
23.4°C19.8°C44%10.5°C1015.2hPa0.0mmSE20km/hr
11knots
30km/hr
16knots

Closest Climatic Station

Nullarbor
Distance from Knowles Cave 43.4km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.927.826.524.821.418.818.219.622.424.326.026.7
Mean Min. °C15.716.114.111.68.96.35.15.87.910.212.414.2
Mean Rain mm11.113.221.822.429.730.227.324.517.818.216.815.3

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