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 (Australia), northwest of Perth. The nearest town is Jurien Bay 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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  • Visited Stockyard Gulley Caves in the Drovers National Park. The gulley can be accessed by tracks coming in from the North and South, however the South is the better track. Accessibly by 4WD only. DO ...  more »
  • Amazing shady walk through the river bed with eucalyptus trees on either side. Rock walls and feral bee hives were interesting to see. 9 yo daughter surprised a basking bobtail lizard on the walk in, ...  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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