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“Small and wonderful but expensive”

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

The cave is relatively small but there's many details to see, beautiful iluminated and in detail described by the guide. However the entry fee is quite expensive for the limited time you can spend there.

Thank laughingkookaburra33
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This cave you must see. It's very beautiful and small. The girl who gave us a small tour is very friendly and enthousiastic. We were allowed to stay in the cave by our selves. It is nice and quiet in there.

Thank Jacco S
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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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