Koonalda Cave - SA



DEG: -31.4042 129.838
DMS: 31º 24' 15.12" S 129º 50' 16.79" E
UTM: 52 J 6525298mN 579662mE
Altitude: 78.57m


Place Type

Geography - Cave,Sinkhole


905.36kms NorthWest of Adelaide

Address & Contact

Old Eyre Highway
Nullarbor National Park
Border Village SA 5690
Phone: (08) 8625 3144
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Visited: Aug 2013. Access to the cave is now not possible as the gate is locked and there is no sign of a ladder under the gate. The cave is still worth a visit.

I last visited Koonalda Cave in about 1983. It was uninhabited and there was a gate over the access ladder into the cave. There was a windmill and a winch on the edge of the cave. I was lucky enough to have access to the key for the gate and we went down into the cave to find some fruit trees growing in the bottom of the open section, supposedly planted by the station owners many years ago. The station has been long abandoned due to dingo's. Dingo fence is to the east of Koonalda. We followed the cave for a while (to long ago to remember) and came across an underground lake, above was the windmill shaft protruding through the roof.
I do have some photos but will have to find and scan them.
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Closest Weather Station

Eucla at 19/07:30am WST
Distance from Koonalda Cave 95.82km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Koonalda Cave 95.82km W
Mean Max. °C25.925.725.223.621.118.718.019.121.323.124.324.8
Mean Min. °C16.617.015.913.310.
Mean Rain mm14.618.323.026.430.930.

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