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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Open today: 10:00 - 15:00
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Great quick cave tour just off the main road

The Tantanoola Cave is formed from mineralized pink and brown limestone. The dolomites are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine B
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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A must see when in the area! You do need to pay a modest entry fee, with children under 9 free of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The unique thing about Tantanoola is how much it packs into a small area. While other cave systems may be much larger, the sheer number of range of decorations in Tantanoola make it worthwhile. With the unique access to the cave, it is wonderful for anyone with mobility issues (in fact, it is wheelchair accessible). It also felt quite up close to many of the features. Look for the evidence of the volcanic activity in the area - it has created some interesting features.
We really appreciated being able to stay within the cave after the brief tour and take our time in the space, rather than being herded through at someone else's pace. In addition, the tour guide was very approachable. I thought $35 for a family was a very fair and reasonable price for access.
The short clifftop walk is also worthwhile for a view of the limestone cliffs.

Thank cravingescape
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We paid $14 each for about 10 minutes of commentary from the "guide". Cave took about 15 minutes to walk around. Seen WAY better! Just by pass it, there is better ahead.

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 the cave on your own. The tour is the negative part of the experience - it seems to be tailored mostly to children (and even though our entire party consisted of two adults only there was no effort made to say anything other than the standard spiel - I suppose if you are there with children then this is a good thing). The tour is also a bit dated - I couldn't help rolling my eyes in the part explaining how difficult the entry used to be when she explained how even the first women who visited the cave entered through the small opening and even got bruises - yawn! To be honest I thought we'd made a big mistake until he tour ended - thankfully it doesn't last long and you can spend pretty much as long as you like in the cave without the commentary afterwards.

Thank ChicaSmile
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 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.

Thank TheSaits
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

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 Cliff-top Walking Trail was covered with knee length weeds...

Thank ChrisG20162016
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