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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park

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Address: Princes Highway, Tantanoola, South Australia 5280, Australia
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Very pretty cave

The cave is small but very pretty and worth a stop if you're in the area. There are no stairs to get into the cave so it's particularly good for people who struggle with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cave is small but very pretty and worth a stop if you're in the area. There are no stairs to get into the cave so it's particularly good for people who struggle with accessibility. Tours leave every half an hour which is suitably frequent, and the tour itself only lasts for 5-10 mins before you are left to explore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was taken aback walking in. It's a little gem! The formations and history the guides give is amazing. Really informative and even my 7 and 4 year old were excited. It's a definite place to visit in Mt Gambier.

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Thank TheSaits
Bundaberg, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While this is an absolutely beautiful cave, I feel that the $14 entry fee is a little steep. The single cave has stunning formations, but on my visit the guide's short, rote delivery was extremely wooden and impersonal. On a positive note, we were allowed to take as long as we liked looking around the cave and taking photographs. The... More 

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Thank ChrisG20162016
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

This cave has many features that you generally have to visit many different caves to see. It is a small cave, but packed with interest. A great cave for kids to get a 'taster'. They won't get lost and it is easy to exit if there are any fears. The guides have lots of stories about the area, the features... More 

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Geelong Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

Greeted by friendly staff member who was happy to take our group of five through without waiting. Entered the cave with the guide after a 10 minute introduction. Sufficient explaining in the cave including pointing out many of the highlights. The guide left us in the cave for as long as we wanted. There are a few spots in the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We had seen a few other caves on our travels. But this was impressive! Smaller than some other caves, but just densely packed full of Stuff (for the want of some better words lol) Very short information session and talk, but can stay as long as you want in the cave taking pic's. Easy to walk in and navigate, wheel... More 

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Trafalgar, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

On venturing here during our stay in Mt Gambier we were met with exceptional service and friendliness of the ladies who were here. We were given a short 10minute history lesson of how this cave came to be followed by some facts inside, were then left to have a wander throughout the cave. The story behind the finding of this... More 

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Thank 79Jenelle
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Tantanoola Caves was the first cave I'd ever visited and the first in SE South Australia so it sort of set the benchmark for the other caves I visited in the region. The cost was good value for money. The staff were helpful, very kindly recommending we wait for half an hour for the next tour as the current tour... More 

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Thank Lincoln201682
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Located a short drive out of Mt Gambier we spent a morning visiting this cave. Jacqui our guide was wonderful! She explained the caves history and then we were free to roam the cave on our own. The cave itself is amazing and access is very good for all ages. It is a must see whilst in this area!!

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Thank David B
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

A hidden treasure, went there on our way to Naracoorte from mount gambier. Beautiful formation inside with years of hard work of nature. Main thing it's wheel chair accessible, easy with baby prams too. Guided tour to get all the information. Must see.

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