This tour takes in the lush farming area of Gunns Plains and visits either the Gunns Plains Cave or Wings Wildlife Park.
We head onto Wings Wildlife Park, which is set on 106 acres, Wings is home to a large selection of native wildlife. View Tasmanian Devils as seen below, wombats, wallabies and many other native creatures in natural surroundings, see birds of prey up close and view nocturnal animals not normally seen.
The largest display of reptiles in Tasmania, safely secured behind glass, can be viewed up close! Even if the weather is inclement, don't worry, many exhibits are under cover.
Refreshments are available for purchase from the Park Cafe` and a large range of quality souvenirs and gifts are available for purchase from the Park shop.
The drive back to Burnie will take in some of Burnie's great attractions, including a Scenic drive along the coast road, passing through Penguin and onto some cheese tasting and a look over Burnie from Wif Campbell lookout. Returning to your ship an hour before departure,
An experienced tour guide will keep you informed along the way.
||Adult $95||Costs include entry into Wings Wildlife Park.|
|Child $70 3-14 years||Wings Wildlife Park website|
|Personalised Guided Tour
|Child $115 3-14 years
||(must be with a paying adult)|
Personalised Guided Tour and Multiple Hands-on Animal Encounters
|•||Entry into Park|
|•||Personalised Guided Tour with Captive Wildlife Staff for a minimum of 1 hour|
Personalised Encounters (hands on experience)
|•||Devil (encounter or feeding - depending on time of year and age of devil)|
|•||Wombat and Koala encounters|
|•||Feeding opportunities: Monkeys, Trout, and Kangaroos|
|•||Animal and Fish food included|
|•||Continued entry after the tour has finished, if wished
Hidden beneath the picturesque farmland of Gunns Plains is a fascinating world of caves, sinkholes and underground streams.
Enjoy the stunning cave formations, rich colours and sparkling crystals. Gunns Plains Cave is in the Gunns Plains State Reserve, approximately 30 kilometres south of Ulverstone in northwest Tasmania. This ten hectare area was one of the earliest cave reserves in Tasmania, being proclaimed a State Reserve in 1918.
The cave was discovered in 1906 by Bill Woodhouse during a hunting trip after, it is reputed, his dogs fell into a hole that formed part of the cave. It has been used as a show cave for most of the 20th century. It is renowned for its magnificent formations, including calcite shawls and flowstones, and has a glow-worm display.
The cave was formed by an underground river that still flows and contains freshwater crayfish, fish and eel. Platypus sleep and nest in the sandy banks along the river.Camping, accommodation and refreshments are also available nearby.
|Child $55 Under 12|
Costs does not include entry into Gunns Plains Caves.
Gunns Plains Caves Website