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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Australia: Cape Leeuwin

A sign at Cape Leeuwin pointing out the Southern and Indian Oceans
The sign at Cape Leeuwin that kindly points out the meeting of the oceans

My first port of call after Pemberton was Augusta, right on the southwest coast of the continent. I drove to Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, the most southwesterly point of Australia, and the only place where you can see the Indian Ocean to your right, and the Southern Ocean to your left. After climbing the lighthouse, I headed north to Jewel Cave, and went on an hour-long tour of this most amazing sight. There are about 150 caves in the southwestern tip, four of which are open to the public, and they are stunning, much better than the ones I saw in Naracoorte in South Australia. I would have liked to have seen them all, but the prices they charge are not exactly cheap, so I went for the most picturesque. The other highly recommended one, Lake Cave, has a huge underground lake, but I'm far too scared of dark water for that... that's one phobia I still have to conquer.