Tunnel Creek National Park
Western Australia’s oldest cave system, in Tunnel Creek National Park, is famous as a hideout used late last century by the Aboriginal leader Jandamarra. He was killed outside its entrance in 1897.
You can walk through the tunnel to the other side of the Napier Range. The trek runs underground for 750 metres and you have to wade through several permanent pools and return the same way. At least five species of bats live in the cave, including ghost bats and fruit bats, and stalactites descend from the roof in many places. The roof has collapsed through to the top of the range near the centre of the tunnel. Take a torch, wear sneakers and be prepared to get wet and possibly cold.
Phone: (08) 9195 5500
Park Location: 110 km NW of Fitzroy Crossing
For more up to date information including Park Alerts, visit parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/tunnel-creek
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