Mammoth cave is one of several caves open to the public in the region. I chose this one because it has less stairs than the others and I'd just had a hard morning horse riding!
Good bits: The cave is large and interesting with some lovely atmospheric lighting in the dark recesses of the cave. You can search one particular section to find the fossilised jaw bone of a giant marsupial embedded in one wall. There is an audio tour that is user friendly, my 7 year old mastered it with no trouble at all. However, while interesting, the audio tour is a little dry and I think could have been livelier. And really this is why this attraction got an average rather than great rating. I can't compare this with the content of the guided tours that are available at the other caves as I haven't tried them.
There is also some amazing bird life locally and we saw many wrens and honey eaters whilst there - makes a lovely little interlude.
Cautionary bits: Though it has less stairs than some caves, there are still a fair number of steps to climb inside the cave itself so if you have very small children or elderly people with you, they may only find it comfortable to access a limited portion of the cave. The exit out of the cave is quite amazing but again lots of stairs going up followed by a walk back to the visitor centre you guessed it going down more stairs! I managed it even though i'm unfit and had been horse riding that morning so my legs were aching. But I wouldn't want to do it with very small children. The 7 yr old was starting to get a little tetchy at the end.
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