Shore Excursion Details

Gunns Plains Caves & Wildlife

Burnie (Tasmania), Australia

Gunns Plains Caves & Wildlife

DETAILS

  • 41/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended

Enjoy a day in the picturesque countryside discovering the caves of Gunns Plains and Australian native animals at Wings Wildlife Park. Your drive takes you through Tasmania’s picturesque countryside and lush green vistas en route to Gunns Plains—a prosperous farming district located south of Burnie. Limestone caves are the region’s main attraction, discovered by a hunter in 1906. Caverns and short passages are accessed by a flight of concrete stairs, and you’ll wind your way through the caves on a guided tour. See an underground river and bioluminescent glow worms, as well as the unusual "ribbon" stalactites.


Drive to the Wing’s Wildlife Park, set on 106 acres. Tasmanian devils, quolls, and many other native animals and farm creatures live here, including reptiles and kangaroos. During your approximately one hour of free time, visit the animal nursery if you wish, or simply explore the park and meet its inhabitants.


Need to Know:

Note: There is a steep descent of 54 concrete steps to access the caves. Walking and level of exertion at Wings Wildlife Park is at guest’s discretion. Temperature in the caves can be cool, we suggest you bring a sweater or light jacket.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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