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Medium Level Adventure Cave. Self-guided. You are provided with a briefing, a torch and a helmet as you descend into the deepest cave in the area. There is no electric lighting and along the way you climb vertical ladders, scramble over rocks and in...more
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Caves Rd, Forest Grove, Western Australia 6286, Australia
This is a self guided cave by headlamp, great caving adventure, please keep in mind, its self guided, lots of stairs, ladders and quite a lot of phsical exertion required to navigate this cave
Date of experience: January 2019
calgardup, Manager at Giants Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
It is a medium-level adventure cave and love that we are able to offer this experience without a guide- however we issue you with a safety briefing, torches and helmets before you go. Thanks for the great review.
After visiting a number of larger caves across the region (including Jewel and Ngilgi Cave) we decided to come to Giants Cave. To our surprise it was very different to the others - IT IS NOT GUIDED AND 100% ADVENTURE meaning you explore the cave...More
Date of experience: December 2018
calgardup, Manager at Giants Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018
We are very fortunate to be able to offer such a unique experience. Thanks for the great review and we're really glad you enjoyed your visit.
Absolutely fun adventure and a great workout. Not for the unfit or claustrophobic. A totally different experience to Mammoth Cave down the road - but both are worth a visit.
I went with my teenage daughter and we both loved it. Turn off your lights...More
Date of experience: November 2018
calgardup, Manager at Giants Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018
Thanks for the great review- glad you loved it as much as we do. Spot on about the age recommendation as younger kids could struggle physically as well as unable to verbalize their feelings. Calgardup Cave is also self guided by torch light- much easier...More
Loved this mistake! It had been suggested that I visit Mammoth Cave (which I'm sure is very worthwhile seeing) but owing to a slightly muddled memory I went to Giant's Cave instead.
When I bought my ticket I was warned that there were ladders to...More
Date of experience: October 2018
calgardup, Manager at Giants Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018
Love your response- we love the Giants adventure too! Maybe next time if you would like a slightly different experience to Mammoth Cave again, visit Calgardup Cave where we will also issue you with torches and Helmets- but it's a prettier cave and not so...More
We took the whole family, down to 7 years old (6 is the minimum), we went the full length but many families piked out and turned around about 10 minutes in. If you go past this point there is no going back, you go up...More
Date of experience: May 2018
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calgardup, Manager at Giants Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018
Glad you and your family enjoyed your experience. The way the cave ladders were installed means that once you commit to climbing them (start about half way through the cave) that you are only climbing up which is much safer than having to climb down...More
I loved it! There was a lot of climbing and sometimes it was a bit hard to do one handed. But as long as you have someone to go with, you can light each other’s way. May be difficult on smaller kids. There were a...More
My husband I had traversed Giants Cave while staying in Margaret River and sight seeing the beautiful Cave Road. This was great fun and a highlight of our stay. The tour is self guided and it is well described as an adventure. My husband is...More
If you are after a real cave adventure then this is the best in the area. Minimum age is 6yo. Family $45 Adult $18, Child $9. Some tight squeezes, ladders, and a sloped area with a rope for additional help. Can split up into 2...More
Date of experience: April 2018
calgardup, Manager at Giants Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018
Really happy to hear that you enjoyed your experiences at both Giants and Calgardup Caves. Thank you for the great review.
I don't think this would be one to tackle if you are pregnant. You need to be relatively nimble, as you need to climb over rocks, move through tight spaces and climb several ladders. I'm quite small, but a bit... More
I don't think this would be one to tackle if you are pregnant. You need to be relatively nimble, as you need to climb over rocks, move through tight spaces and climb several ladders. I'm quite small, but a bit clumsy, so I found this very challenging! There is other caves in the area that have steps and flat areas that are equally spectacular!
Response from calgardup | Property representative |
it is difficult for us to quantify what a 'larger sized person' is. We have had taller people as well as more rotund people visit the cave without any problems. The real issue is a person's health and fitness. The cave... More
it is difficult for us to quantify what a 'larger sized person' is. We have had taller people as well as more rotund people visit the cave without any problems. The real issue is a person's health and fitness. The cave goes down to a depth of 86 m (the equivalent of a 30 story building) and as you are going through the cave you go up and down to that depth twice. Along the way you must climb vertical ladders and scramble/climb over rocks. Most of the cave consists of large chambers. The tight spots are in the ladder climbs which start half way through the cave. We advise people that if they feel uncomfortable to continue from that point, that they should turn around and head back out the way they came in back up the entrance stairs. It takes about 1 hour to go through the entire cave and as it is a natural feature, there are no 'emergency exits'. We provide you with enough information at the entrance to give you all the information you need to travel through the cave in a safe manner if you decide to continue on. If you would like a cave that is still more of a natural experience with torches and helmets but don't want the strenuous bits, Calgardup Cave is 6km's north from Giants Cave and also much prettier. Calgardup is open every day of the year (except Christmas and Boxing days) 9am-4.15pm daily. I hope this has been helpful to you.