A friend and I stayed in Katherine for the May Day long weekend with our kids, 3, 8 and 12. We arrived shortly before 10am for the tour, definitely get there only a few minutes before the tour time as the kiosk is locked up until the guide finishes the previous tour and there's not much else to do around there. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children over the age of 5. Wouldn't recommend a mid-day or early-afternoon tour as it was very hot and the sun was very strong. My 3yo overheard the kids joking about snakes and spiders and therefore needed to be carried the entire length of the tour. Would definitely recommend taking the short path if you have small children as the long walk is on tough terrain for little feet. The guide, Ethan, was amazing! Very patient with waiting for us to catch up, very informative - knew the area inside-out and involved the kids by asking them questions. Would advise to take plenty of cold water as it gets stuffy in the cave as you go deeper. Also some areas require manoeuvring between thin areas of gaps between solid limestone, so wouldn't recommend if afraid of small spaces. We, thankfully, didn't spot much more than a few ghost bats in the cave. Lots of stairs into the cave system as well and can be hard on the knees, so wear good supportive shoes.
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