Are you looking for an underground adventure as you travel along The Edge? The South West Edge has an incredible number of caves and experiences to suit everyone. From wheelchair and pram accessible caves, to caves with viewing platforms and adrenaline pumping tours for the thrill seekers – there’s a cave experience to suit everyone!
Here are some of our favourites along The Edge, including underwater, above, and below ground caves! Admire the stalactites and stalagmites under incredible lighting (sometimes just from the light filtering in through the earth) and explore these magical caverns. Most of the caves have a cool stable temperature of around 20 degrees, making this the perfect activity to tick off all year round. Here’s 7 of the best to add to your must-do bucket list.
Porpoise Bay Caves, Rottnest Island
We’re starting our list with an underwater cave, so divers, this one is for you. Towards the end of Rottnest Island, directly out of Porpoise Bay you’ll find the Porpoise Bay Caves. Whilst you may associate a swim at Rotto with the summer months, thanks to the Leeuwin current, the water temperature is only a few degrees different in winter. Wear your wetsuit and enjoy the amazing water clarity at this time of year. Expect to see some incredible sea life including sea turtles, leafy sea dragons, and fire fish as you explore the caves. The best way to experience this underwater dive is to start on the southern end of the reef and work your way around the exciting array of caves. If you’re into underwater photography, these caves have incredible photo opportunities with the sea life surrounding you.