Ngilgi Cave

This cave system, previously known as Yallingup Cave, is a Karst cave to the northeast of Yallingup, in the southwest of Western Australia. It was discovered by Edward Dawson in 1899 when searching for stray horses. It was originally named for the nearby town of Yallingup but later renamed to acknowledge the cave’s part in Australian Aboriginal mythology. Ngilgi (pronounced Neelgee) was a good spirit who triumphed in battle against an evil spirit Wolgine. The story is part of the heritage of the Wardandi people who are the custodians of the caves in the area.

(Side note – the pictures were all taken by Siobhan as Bob succumbed to a bout of claustrophobia and left the cave system very soon after entering !).

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