Murrawijinie Cave

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Murrawijinie Cave
Murrawijinie cave system.View from inside one.jpg
Murrawijinie Cave
Map showing the location of Murrawijinie Cave
Map showing the location of Murrawijinie Cave
Location Nullarbor, Australia
Coordinates 31°21′52″S 130°52′30″E / 31.36456°S 130.87505°E / -31.36456; 130.87505Coordinates: 31°21′52″S 130°52′30″E / 31.36456°S 130.87505°E / -31.36456; 130.87505[1]
Entrances 3

Marrawijinie Cave is cave located in the Australian state of South Australia within the gazetted locality of Nullarbor[1] on the Nullarbor Plain.

This cave[2] is open to the public but safety precautions should be taken before driving off the Eyre Highway. The entry is located approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) north of the Nullarbor Roadhouse along a rough track.[3]

The main entry is a doline, a collapsed cave, another two entries are close by which is typical of the Nullarbor's karst topography. Hawks and Swallows use the caves as nesting sites.[3]

One of the entries has hand stencils made from ochre drawn by Indigenous Australians on the walls.[4]

Since June 2013, the cave has been located within the protected area known as the Nullarbor Wilderness Protection Area.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search result for "Murrawijinie Caves (Cave)" (Record no. SA0048008) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Nullarbor Plains Journey - Eyre Highway". Spiritland. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Nullarbor". 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  4. ^ Catherine Lawson (25 April 2012). "Highway One: Across the Nullarbor". Australian Geographic. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Protected Areas of South Australia September (Map) 2015 Edition" (PDF). Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). 30 July 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.