The only way to explore the cave is on a semi-guided tour, admiring sights such as the Fairy Cave, Cupid’s Corner, and the Tunnel of Doom. For a more comprehensive look, join an adventure tour and explore deeper into the caves with a hard hat and flashlight.
Day tours of the Margaret River region from Perth often include a visit to Ngilgi Cave alongside regional attractions such as Geographe Bay, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, or wine tasting at the Margaret River wineries. Combination tickets are available for Ngilgi Cave, Mammoth Cave, Jewel Cave, and Lake Cave.
Things to Know Before You Go
Cave visits take around an hour and are by semi-guided tour only, so it's best to book in advance.
Visitor facilities include a cafe, children’s playground, and picnic area.
The cave is not accessible for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Ngilgi Cave is located outside of Yallingup, along Caves Road, about a 35-minute drive from the town of Margaret River. There’s no public transportation to the cave, so you’ll need to drive or join a guided tour.
When to Get There
The cave is open daily, year-round. The busiest time to visit is in summer (January and February), when an early-morning or late-afternoon visit is best for avoiding the crowds.
The Legend of Ngilgi
Ngilgi Cave was originally called Yallingup Cave, but it was renamed in honor of its traditional owners, the Wardandi people. According to an Aboriginal dreamtime legend, Ngilgi was a good spirit who fought with Wolgine, an evil spirit, to gain control of the cave and protect the local people.