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Gunns Plains Caves

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Guided cave tours though a limestone cave which has a permanent stream running the length of the cave. Spectacular calcite formations with lots of colour. Glowworm display and you may spy Platypus or Giant freshwater Lobster in the stream. Family...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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46 Cave Rd, Gunns Plains, Tasmania 7315, Australia
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All reviews tour guide glow worms great tour amazing cave wildlife park comfortable walking shoes down stairs an adventure year olds awesome experience natural beauty take photos well worth the trip cave experience short drive great afternoon all ages
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing amazing place! Lived on the coast for 10yrs finally made it here during a camp with youth. How beautiful is this place! Great tour guide and very appropriate to the kids ages! Not that this is not suitable for people with back issues or...More

Thank Melle Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a day excursion we decided to venture to Gunns Plains Cave to see something different, not knowing what to expect. When looking at the almost hidden entrance, we were hesitant. Inside we were greeted with amazing natural beauty and with a fascinating one hour...More

Thank yank7
OldManGeoff, Manager at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. Yes it is hard to describe the visit when people first see the outside. BUT once inside we all enjoy the natural beauty. Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was absolutely fantastic; very entertaining and accommodating. Happily answered all my sons' myriad of questions, and did so in an informative and humorous way. I took my two 9 year old sons but also had my 1.5 year old daughter in a backpack...More

Thank mezzamez1704
OldManGeoff, Manager at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks. Glad you were able to enjoy your tour. We enjoy all of our visitors especially the little ones. Like you we believe the cave is a great place and needs to be shown off.

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Attended this tour with a school group (6/7 year olds). The guide was simply fantastic. His commentary was aimed at the children and their level of comprehension so they learnt a lot as well as having an exciting time. The kids were enthralled and enchanted...More

Thank audie642017
OldManGeoff, Manager at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Thank you. Wasnt it a great tour. Those kids were so good. The school shouldd be proud of the way they represented the school. All visitors are welcome here. When we have the privilege of tourinf with such a group as yours it makes it...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome cave and tour guide! Geoff is very entertaining and knowledgeable! Loved my pieces of jewellery I bought there as well. Definitely worth a visit, especially to see the glow worms.

Thank Michelle W
OldManGeoff, Manager at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Michelle. This cave is so easy to show to visitors. So much to see. Our friend that makes the jewellery does a great job.

Reviewed 8 July 2018

I suppose most of us over time have done various cave tours in various countries/states. As with most of these the key can be the tour guide. With Geoff, we hit the mother load. His insightful knowledge, incredible passion for his cave and enthusiasm to...More

Thank MrKiller21
OldManGeoff, Manager at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks. With a cave like this it is not hard to be passionate. We love showing it off to our visitors.

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Another of Tassie's beautiful caves. Make sure you visit them all as they are all different. These caves start with a steep descent down stairs which is very different to any we've been to before. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.

Thank dianneleo1982
OldManGeoff, Manager at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the cave tour. Even with the steps at the start we are able to get most people through, young or old as long as they are reasonably mobile. Cheers

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We were on time for the visit of the Gunns Plains Caves. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun as well. We had to walk down the stairs. They were huge steps. Once down we saw the beauty of this place. At one time he...More

Thank Robby G C
OldManGeoff, Manager at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. We agree. A MAGIC place to visit.

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

A spur of the moment drive through the beautiful scenery of the Ulverstone area led us to Geoff and the Gunns Plains Caves. We were lucky enough to have Geoff (the guide) to ourselves and his entertaining nature alone made this well worth the trip!...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Fantastic adventure,the caves are a must see if you are up the top end of Tassie.Geoff is the best tour guide and makes the tour fun (He has an amazing singing voice).Bit of climbing involved,but nothing too difficult.Would highly recomend

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Janet S
12 February 2018|
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Response from OldManGeoff | Property representative |
There are handrails all through but there are 270 steps throughout including 54 steep ones on the way in an on the way out with handrails. The pathway is even for 99%. The rest is not very uneven. Most people with... More
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Ann2412
22 December 2016|
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Both Mole Creek and Gunns Plains have great tours. Until Dec 19 2016 Marakoopa Cave at Mole Creek was closed due to floods. This meant that if you wished to see glowworms you would have missed out as King Solomon Cave doesnt... More
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Mncadeau
25 November 2016|
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Most 4 year olds are able too handle the tour even with just a little help. Babies in arms to very mature people as long s they are mobile are able to enjoy the tour.
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