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Address: 165 Fern-lea Road | Caveside, Mole Creek, Tasmania, Australia
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+61 3 6367 8142
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Experiences in wild (undeveloped) caves since 1989, with caving club...

Experiences in wild (undeveloped) caves since 1989, with caving club leaders, at Mole Creek Karst National Park (on the edge of the Wilderness World Heritage Area).Handy to Cradle Mountain, Launceston and Devonport. Club caving began here in 1946 (Australia’s first caving club, the Tasmanian Caverneering Club). Discoveries are still being made. Some 450 caves are currently known, attracting club cavers from interstate and overseas. Mountain catchments feed streams that sink into the ground and which are important for the karst ecology, endemic "living fossils" cave fauna and local water supplies. Forest cover sustains active biogeochemical processes of cave mineralisation. While “show” caves are easy to access, specialised equipment and leadership is necessary to explore “wild” caves safely and with minimal impact. Each cave involves different grades of difficulty to explore and different opportunities for photography, adventure, geomorphology and fauna interpretation.This licensed, accredited Tasmanian tourism business supports WildCare, Tasmanian Land Conservancy and Australian Bush Heritage.Half day trips for the tourist market. Includes overalls, helmets and lights hire plus lunch (full day on request).Special interest group programs include an option to abseil a wide 24 m deep sinkhole into the cave, with excellent spectator viewing.

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Great personalised experience

This is different to the usual cave touring with heaps of people and organised route to the best tourist spots. This is much more personal, small groups (in fact our family of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is different to the usual cave touring with heaps of people and organised route to the best tourist spots. This is much more personal, small groups (in fact our family of three were the only members) and you have a relationship with your guide which means you can opt out or in to do harder or easier routes through... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

10 years go my (now) husband travelled to Tasmania with his family and their tour with Deb was one of the highlights of the entire holiday. So when we made the decision to travel to Tasmania for our wedding and honeymoon, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to stop in at Mole Creek and book a full day trip with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Deb takes you underground to test your limits as far as you want to go! She runs tours for a minimum of 2 people and tailors them to your interests and abilities. Her expert knowledge of geology, biology and history expand your knowledge and understandings of the caves. Deb supplies a simple lunch afterwards with local produce including from her... More 

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Deb H, Owner at Wild Cave Tours, responded to this review

Hey, I appreciate your words, I am simply glad that your experience helped give you a great holiday. Come back soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

My partner and I went on a caving adventure with Deb in November and it was AMAZING!!! She was so knowledgable and passionate about what she does, and her excitement for the Tasmanian wilderness was infectious! We had the best morning and thoroughly recommend it to anyone we meet! We had no idea what to expect, and what we did... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Exceptional experience - Deb is so knowledgable about the caves' geology and formations. She tailored the tour to suit our abilities - challenging, but not too much. The lunch afterwards was simple, but full of fresh Tasmanian fare. Highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Our guide (Deb) was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and animated about the ecology, environment, culture, history and geology of the landscape we were in. This was more than just a cave tour, as Deb was able to incorporate many varied facts in to the short time that we had. The cave we visited (Sassafras) was full of glow worms... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

our tour guide was funny and enthusiastic, which adds even more on the already mesmerizing natural structure of the cave. i would definitely recommend the tour to others.

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Deb H, Owner at Wild Cave Tours, responded to this review

Hi Kat, I am pleased that you reviewed your trip to the caves on Trip Advisor. Thanks for your kind words. Please come again and see more! Cheers Deb More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

This has to be the best thing I have done in such a long time. Not only do you get to visit amazing cave systems that are pure and untouched, you get an immense amount of knowledge. I was a little wary at first about climbing through wild caves, but Deb, the tour guide is such an amazing and knowledgeable... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Owner-guide Deb is incredibly knowledgeable about the cave systems and will take you on an adventure that is truly "down under." She also plays an enchanting flute. There is nothing like viewing glow worms in cave dark while being serenaded by the enchanting sounds of Asian-themed flute music!

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Deb H, Owner at Wild Cave Tours, responded to this review

Jason, I am glad that you enjoyed the trip, and I am humbled by your comments. It's a good feeling when people truly take the opportunity to just relax and "be here, now." The information I have can enhance a trip beyond just seeing, to the point of understanding. It is important to be willing to be open to new... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Debbie took us out to honeycomb caves for a half day tour. She accommodated the two of us and asked what experiences we'd like. The time flew past whilst underground. She was very knowledgable and informative - not just a 'follow me, do this' tour. Highly recommended.

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