Drovers Cave National Park, Jurien Bay

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Drovers Cave National Park is a national park in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 201 kilometres (125 mi) northwest of Perth. The nearest town is Jurien Bay 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the west.

The area is composed of limestone and numerous caves are known to exist within the park boundaries. Many of the caves are locked with screens to keep visitors out in the interest of public safety and to prevent vandalism.
Some of the other caves found within the park include Hastings, Moora, Old river and Mystery caves. Hastings cave is known to contain fossils.
Drovers Cave was well known to early explorers and stockmen; the location of the site near to the Canning Stock Route meant it was often visited by drovers, hence the name. The first known visit to the cave was a drover who signed the cave wall in 1886. Many more visits occurred between 1930 and 1940. The cave was surveyed in 1973 and gazetted as part of the National Park the same year.
Native flora within the park includes shrub banksia, one-sided bottlebrush and parrot bush. Fauna includes emus, honey possums, western pygmy possums, short-beaked echidnas, western grey kangaroos, Australian bustards and many reptiles.
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  • Lots of bees around the cave but once gouget inside it was really rewarding to explore. I found a family of bats deep insidethe cave, they were peaceful if not disturbed. My advice: Bring more than... 
    Lots of bees around the cave but once gouget inside it was really rewarding to explore. I found a family of bats deep insidethe cave, they were peaceful if not disturbed. My advice: Bring more than...  more »
  • These Photos are of NOT of Drovers cave !!! You will end up bogged on a bad soft lonely tack if you navigate to Drovers Cave! These photos are of Stockyard Gully Cave. 40km further north of Jurien.....  more
    These Photos are of NOT of Drovers cave !!! You will end up bogged on a bad soft lonely tack if you navigate to Drovers Cave! These photos are of Stockyard Gully Cave. 40km further north of Jurien.....  more »
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  • Only accessible by 4WD or foot. Walked the whole way in from Jurien East Road (about 1.3 KMs down a dirt track). Cave blocked by steel door when we got there. You need a permit and key to enter. Call Department's Jurien Bay office on (08) 9688 6000 for further information on obtaining a permit. Otherwise a great walk.
  • Great place it's about a 15 minute drive off road just off Indian Ocean drive there were a lot of bees around when we got there so we didn't go in the caves. would be awesome if they fixed it up abit and made it more accessible for tourists

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