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South Australia South East - Naracoorte Caves National Park

Naracoorte Caves National Park, South Australia's only World Heritage Site, (previously a Conservation Park) was proclaimed by the Governor of South Australia as a National Park (17Kb PDF) on 18 January 2001. The importance of the fossil record at Naracoorte Caves was officially recognised in 1994, when the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Park preserves 600 hectares of remnant vegetation, with 26 caves contained within the 305 hectare World Heritage Area.

The Park is a visitor destination in itself, with a camping ground and caravan park, dormitory accommodation for groups, picnic grounds and a licenced cafe. The range of visitor activites is extensive. Show cave tours are guided by professional interpreters through highly decorated caves with some tours visiting amazing fossil deposits. Modern technology has been utilised to show visitors the normally inaccessible interior of Bat Cave, where thousands of bats breed each year. Other opportunities include adventure caving, a selection of specialty tours and special events.

There are 26 caves in the Park. Not all are open for visitation as some are set aside for scientific research or for protection of the cave and its contents. There is a variety of opportunities to visit several caves though, from regular show cave tours through to long adventure caving tours.

Location

It is located in the Limestone Coast tourism region in the southeast of South Australia

Further Information

https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Home

Phone: (08) 8204 1910

Visit: Ground Floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Park passes