After a hearty breakfast served at the Melaleuca Motel in Portland, we checked out and continued our journey to Princess Margaret Rose River Cave. The sunny and cool morning made a terrific and enjoyable travel.
Margaret Rose Cave is situated in Lower Glenelg River National Park and can be reach from Portland via Nelson (a small town). From Nelson people can take a boat to the cave, but we prefered to drive to the destination which took only about 15 minutes.
Princess Margaret Rose Cave is a Mother Nature wonderland where stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, rimstone pools, cave coral and many other amazing formations can be found. It is an hourly 45 minutes guided tour which starts at 10.00 AM to 3 PM daily. The service closes on Christmas Days and during maintenance.
The entrance to the cave is in the building behind the park office. The steep 80 steps to the 15 meters beneath the ground start from a small opening. Once underground the surrounding feels wet and clammy. It is not very good for those who are claustrophobic.
The strange and unusual lime stone formations are breathtakingly beautiful.