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Gunns Plains - Cities, Towns and Localities Accommodation

The creek that feeds into Preston Falls.

Mainly a farming district, Gunns Plains is an area with large quantities of high-grade limestone, this has given rise to arguably one of the best and most accessible caves in Tasmania, Gunns Plain Caves, located in the Gunns Plains State Reserve. Gunns Plains offers many picturesque spots for recreation, picnic, and bbq, it is definitely worth a visit.

You can stay at the Wings Farm Park offering a variety of accommodation style including camping, caravan park, and cabins. From here you can relax by the Leven River, trout fish, cave exploring, bush walking, swimming and kayaking.

Memorial in honour of Ronald Campbell Gunn.

Preston Falls, Tasmania.
Preston Falls.

There is a memorial near Gunns Plains Cave:

In honour of Ronald Campbell Gunn
noted botanist and explorer of early Tasmania.
After whom this district is named
(4-Apr-1808 to 13-Mar-1881)

Don’t forget to check out Preston Falls and Leven Canyon.

Check out our listing of Gunns Plains accommodation and North West accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre - Burnie

Gunns Plains Attractions

Gunns Plains CaveGunns Plains Cave
• Web: Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service • Ph: 03 6429 1388
• A scenic drive will take you to this limestone cave system, arguably one of the best and most accessible of the Tasmanian caves. There is an underground river and glow worm displays, with guided tours. Well worth a visit, with a very humorous tour guide.

Current times are 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Other times and group bookings by appointment.
Preston Falls
• A short walking track, about 140 m in length.
Wings Wildlife Park
• 137 Winduss Rd, GUNNS PLAINS TAS 7315 • Contact: follow link to website
• Wing’s Wildlife Park Tasmania is the largest wildlife/animal park that provides accommodation and displays the largest collection of Tasmanian wildlife in Australia — we breed and display the endangered Tasmanian Devil, along with the koala, kangaroo, wallaby, quoll and wombats. We are also the first park to import American bison into Tasmania. Our display also extends to include an aquatic section where you can view Brook trout, Brown trout and Rainbow trout (including albino rainbow trout) and Atlantic salmon. Wing's Wildlife Park is a family orientated business with 3 generations working together.

Check out our range of accommodation including self-contained cabins, backpacker units, caravan park/camping ground.
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Gunns Plains Events

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Gunns Plains Potato Festival • Connect with Facebook
• November
• Started back in 2008, the Gunns Plains Potato Festival is one of those small community, fun filled family local events. With a range of competitions and activities, centred around the humble potato, the festival celebrates one of the basic food staples that have been grown in Tasmania since 1803.
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Gunns Plains Distance

Distance to Gunns Plains
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Gunns Plains:
  Km
• Burnie 42
• Devonport 42
• Hobart 334
• Launceston 142
• Moina 49
  Km
• Nietta 19
• North Motton 16
• Penguin 28
• Ulverstone 25
• Wynyard 60
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

 

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