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Kelly Hill Conservation Park and Caves

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Address: South Coast Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia SA 5223, Australia
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10:15 - 16:30
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Great caves

Certainly not as large as the Janolan Caves, but it is worth doing the tour with the National Park rangers. Very interesting.

Reviewed 18 April 2016
Maryborough, Australia
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Maryborough, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Certainly not as large as the Janolan Caves, but it is worth doing the tour with the National Park rangers. Very interesting.

Thank shavic2016
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had seen everything on our "KI must-do" list, so decided to come here on our last day on KI. A nice experience, nothing particularly spectacular, but the kids were excited to go underground to see the stalactites/stalactmites. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a good tour. They also offer an extreme tour where you can crawl deeper... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Accessible old local caves with stalagmites & stalactites - very similar to the caves near Yallingup in Western Australia. Great informative guided tour takes approx 1 hour. Beautiful formations and not hard to access up/down set of step stairs. Family pass approx $45.

Thank Julie T
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

The guide was very friendly. He has good knowledge of caves and rock formations. I was afraid that the tour might be boring but it wasn’t. The cave is underground and the steps are quite steep. The cave itself is small compare to some other caves but it’s still a nice cave.

Thank Nok_SD
Cockatoo Valley
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

If you are into caves, history etc then this is a 'must do'. Unlike other limestone caves (around Mt Gambier etc) this is a dry cave. It is also relatively 'young' as caves go. some steep steps in and out - but all manageable.

Thank APP007
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

We visited the Kelly Hill caves over the Easter Long Weekend and it was surprisingly quiet - we basically had a private tour! While it is definitely smaller than other caves (like the Jenolan caves) it is unspoilt and nice to see without hoards of people. There is also a nice spot to have lunch or stop for a snack... More 

Thank Caroline C
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

We arrived quite early and wandered the trails while waiting for the visitor centre to open. On the Burgess trail we were thrilled to see a koala walking along the path towards us, it veered onto a side track before it was spooked by a kangaroo and climbed into a tree. The tour of the cave system with our guide,... More 

Thank Elias52
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

A small dry cave system on Kangaroo Island, but an interesting one. They had a couple of different tour options but we took the easy one. Our guide was lovely and very informative. Well worth the visit and reasonably priced.

Thank annette c
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I love limestone caves so i enjoyed the tour and Matt was a fountain of information. Be prepared for the stairs.

Thank Kim B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We did a tour of the caves and our guide, Matt, was very knowledgeable and told us much about the history and geology. Being a small group we also had the opportunity to ask lots of questions. The stalactites and stalagmites in the caves were very beautiful especially when lit up.

Thank JZHendry

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