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Gunns Plains Caves

46 Cave Rd, Gunns Plains, Tasmania 7315, Australia
+61 3 6429 1388
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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 run business with friendly knowledgeable guides Tours run daily (except Christmas Day) at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 130pm, 230pm and 330pm. Other times by appointment.
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“glow worms” (31 reviews)
“steep steps” (6 reviews)
“tour guide” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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46 Cave Rd, Gunns Plains, Tasmania 7315, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gunns Plains Caves can be accessed via a short drive through the picturesque countryside of northern Tasmania. Hidden underneath the rolling hills and farmland is a fascinating world of caves, sinkholes and underground streams. We clambered down the 54 steps and made our way, ducking...More

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Was a great cave to explore very happy to go back. No question to hard to answer and my three year old kept well entertained. Can't wait to go back again and look at this natural beauty.

Thank kelleanne2017
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Gotta put this one on the top of your to do list, Geoff was an amazing host, down to earth with a great sense of humour. Really enjoyable day out, this cave is up there with the best, and we would highly recommend to all...More

Thank T C
OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks T C. Always easy to show off a great Cave.

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice cave with lots of features,a very wet cave which made it very interesting with a knowledgeable guide who gave us a pleasant enjoyable experience.

Thank happycamper1951
OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks. We are so lucky to have such an active cave for you to enjoy.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Love going to caves whenever we have the chance. This was a cave and as an added bonus we would be able to see the "glowworms". Our cave tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. During our Oceania Cruise stop at port in Burnie we joined...More

Thank scubanutty
OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you. The Oceania visit was such fun. Yes there are steps but as you found we take enough time to enable those mobile enough to have an enjoyable tour. Your visit from the cruise ship included other things to see and do included in...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Our family did the tour over Easter and had a great time. The tour guide Geoff was fantastic!! We thoroughly enjoyed the time spent here. 1 hour tour through the cave was a perfect amount of time with lots to see. A must if you...More

Thank tas1972ls
OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

the 1 hour tours always seem so much shorter. We all enjoy it and so glad that you guys do too. Thank you

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Really worth a visit this cave. Geoff is a great guide but the cave has so much to offer and the tour is expansive. Everything you'd hope for plus Glow Worms!!! Who doesn't love them!!!

Thank SerenaJaneB
OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

The cave makes it so easy to be a guide. We are just here to add a little to the beauty of the cave. Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 7 April 2017

this was the first cave i visited before the cave in Zhangjiajie,China.But i think it was more natural.The guide of the cave was very nice and friendly.He explained the details very well.There were steep stairs,very low stalagmites,older people should be extra careful.

Thank nenycute
OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for coming to visit our cave. the cave has been kept as natural as possible. By taking our time on the tour were able to make sure that everyone takes their time and enjoys the cave tour

Reviewed 3 April 2017

The caves are worth the trip off the beaten track. The guide Geoff is very chatty so don't be in a hurry and enjoy an leisurely tour with a fun guide. Lots to see in this system including glow worms. Fresh farms eggs from his...More

Thank Lyn S
OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks. Even with Geoff getting a bit chatty the tour seems to go so quickly. You are correct there is so much to see out here including the Leven Canyon. The chooks are a bit lazy at the moment so there's not always eggs.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Although there are around 50 stairs to get into the caves my knees did it. Yeah! What can I say, a must see for every age. Do it .

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OldManGeoff, Owner at Gunns Plains Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Geoff's knees travel those stairs regularly so with a bit of care most people are able to enjoy the cave. Thanks.

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Ann2412
I only have time to see one cave with glow worms, either Gunns plains or mole creek. Which one is better?
22 December 2016|
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Response from OldManGeoff | Property representative |
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
Would it be ok to take a 4 year old on cave tour given steep steps?
25 November 2016|
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Response from OldManGeoff | Property representative |
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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Georgina Warden K
Approx 1 hour and $20-30 is price I think.
19 April 2016|
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Response from OldManGeoff | Property representative |
Tour prices from 1 October 2016 are Adults $17 Concession $13, Under 17 $7 Under 4 free Family (2 adults and your children under 17) $45. Tours take approximately 1 hour and are at 10am 11am 12noon 130pm 230pm and 330pm.
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