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Abrakurrie Cave                                                                                                                       

A bit to the west of Weebubbie Cave, this is the largest, and most imposing, chamber known on the Nullarbor Plain. It has been compared to a cathedral, 180 m long and 45 m wide, and the ceiling that is arched along the full length of the chamber, is about 40 m high, the walls at both ends are vertical and the floor is flat. The white walls and ceiling are all smooth, all leading to the appearance of a cathedral. It doesn't reach the water table, so there is no lake, the floor being a soft, dark sand. The scattered boulders in the chamber are also white. Unlike other chambers of the Nullarbor it is reached by walking, although it is down a steep talus slope that goes down about 70 m where a sharp turn opens into the main cavern. The entrance is a shallow sinkhole from which a narrow gap in the wall leads to the slope

Sources & Further reading

  1. Helen Grasswill & Reg Morrison, Australia, a Timeless Grandeur, Lansdowne, 1981
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