Mr Bill Woodhouse of Gunns Plains discovered Gunns Plains Cave in 1906 during a hunting trip. The cave consists of a series of of caverns and short passages through which visitors are escorted along well lit concrete pathways.
The cave entrance is situated 30 metres from the car park. Upon entry a steep flight of 54 concrete steps are descended and from this point the pathway is fairly level apart from a short ladder to be climbed down. The tour route through the cave is some 275 metres long. Occasional dampness underfoot is not troublesome provided visitors wear low-heeled walking shoes. It is not recommended for those with health or mobility concerns.
The cave was formed by an underground river that still flows and contains Giant Freshwater Lobster, fish and eel. Platypus sleep and nest in the sandy banks along the river. Lofty chambers contain many varied formations including magnificent calcite shawls.
“The cave is renowned for its magnificent shawl and flowstone formations and the recent improvements will assist visitors to enjoy the cave experience.”
Gunns Plain Cave is open seven days a week (Closed Christmas Day) from 1000 to 1630. For further information on tour times, please phone (03) 6429 1388
Children are welcome on the tour.
03 6429 1388
Gunns Plains Cave State Reserve
Gunns Plains, Tasmania, 7315
BBQ Facilities, Car park, Coach Parking, Guide, Picnic Area, Public Toilet
Experiences you can enjoy at Gunns Plains Cave:
Educational Tourism, Flora/Fauna, Nature based, Underground, Wildlife