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Jewel Cave vies for 8th Wonder of the World

June 22, 2013 DESTINATION No Comments Email Email

The Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association has nominated Jewel Cave in a quest to crown the 8thWonder of the World staged by, a leading travel research website and community which is part of TripAdvisor Media Group.

Jewel Cave, which is the biggest show cave in Western Australia and home to one of the longest straw stalactites in the world, has been nominated amongst other celebrated attractions including the 12 Apostles, Stonehenge and the Empire State Rembrandt - www.rembrandtbkkBuilding.

Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association CEO Simon Ambrose affirmed that Jewel Cave was a strong contender for the award.

“Jewel Cave is a spectacular natural attraction – it was awarded Gold for Best Attraction in Western Australia at the State Tourism Awards in 2011, so it is certainly in the running for the 8th Wonder of the World,” said Mr Ambrose.

“Voting is free and can be done once per day – we encourage everybody to go to the Virtual Tourist website and vote for Jewel Cave!”

The public is asked to vote for their favorite out of the more than 200 submissions.  Voters have untilSeptember 30 when the voting closes.

The wonder with the most votes will be crowned the winner, and will be featured in a national broadcast TV segment on a popular syndicated program as well as receive a massive media relations campaign push from VirtualTourist.

“It’s wonderful to have a nomination from every corner of the world so we are thrilled to receive Jewel Cave as a submission from the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association,” said Giampiero Ambrosi, General Manager of

“As one of the best travel guide resources on the web, members and visitors to our site have been to almost every country in the world.  We are eager to see which landmark they will choose to be crowned the 8th Wonder of the World.”

Follow this link to vote for Jewel Cave as the 8th Wonder of the World.

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