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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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Dry cave

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... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2016
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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.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 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 

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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 

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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.

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Thank annette c
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Reviewed 25 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.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank JZHendry
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We have probably been spoilt, with Jenolan Caves being our ultimate caving experience. Kelly Hill was just not even a comparison. Interesting history but it just didn't cut it as far as beauty goes. Decided to have lunch there after our bush walk and were appalled to find possum scats covering every surface in the lunch area. Surely this would... More 

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Thank Gerard B
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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Nice enclosed cave, well preserved. Patient informative tour guide. Allowed plenty of time for questions and gave thorough answers. Amazing cave. Well worth the visit

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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Kelly Hill cave walk in group with guide every half an hour or so. Very short distance. But beautiful innside with stalagmites etc. Good guiding, explains all. You can hold pieces of rocks, heavy. Guide spends time asking what the forms look like.

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Port Augusta, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

This was an amazing tour into the caves within this hill. The guide Annie was wonderful and really enjoyed taking us on the tour and answered the many questions from the children. I recommend this to all ages, to see how awesome nature can be.

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