Naracoorte Caves National Park, Naracoorte

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The 26 caves of Naracoorte Caves National Park have preserved a huge collection of fossils, and the park’s Wonambi Fossil Center offers tourists a rare chance to see what this part of the world was like nearly 200,000 years ago. The park, situated in the Limestone Coast tourism region, became a World Heritage Area in 1994. Though the caves are the area’s most notable attraction, the park itself is a tourist destination, with camping grounds, dormitory accommodations for large groups, picnic areas, and a small café. Explore the underground world of Australia’s caverns on a guided tour, led by expert cavers familiar with ancient fossil deposits, and don’t miss the famous Bat Cave, where thousands of bats breed each year. Arrange your visit to Naracoorte Caves National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Naracoorte using our Naracoorte online tour planner .
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  • A long detour to visit these caves Unesco World Heritage. Trusting LonelyPlanet guide waited a few hours to visit the grotta dei. But the visit was only virtual, on an inexpensive filming a camera B & w!!! A disappointment. The other most interesting cave. The place is well kept. Staff helpful.
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  • Staff helped us sort out best options for our party of 12 people which ranged from 11 y.o. to 69 y.o. Good interpretive centre. Jen was our guide through the Fossil cave which was 1 hr tour. She reall...  more »
  • We did the guided tours of the Alexandra Cave and the Fossil Cave. Both fascinating and beautiful. Our guides were great, very knowledgeable and friendly. Be aware that if you do the fossil one you wi...  more »
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  • Due to costs, I was only able to go on 2 of the tours but the caves are awesome, the staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Had a lovely day in the cool of the caves out of the heat. The bats are seasonal but well worth the look if you are there at the right time. A little pricey....... almost $100 for 1 x adult, 1 x concession with 10% discount for 2 caves.
  • A really cool place to see. Photos don't do it justice. Caves are amazing to see and our tour guide Tom was really informative. These caves really give you an appreciation into an archaeologists work and how much we can find out about the past from so little. Absolutely stunning. We checked out bat cave and learned a lot about them and their feeding habits and we checked out Victoria fossil cave as well. Again would like to say it was amazing how much information Tom was giving.
  • Excellent park. If you like to hear about fossils then do the guided tour of Victoria Cave and the Wonambi Fossil Centre. It's also good to do the self guided tour of Tomato Cave ... just because you can do this at your own pace. Victoria Cave is fascinating as well as beautiful.
  • Went for the caves, stayed for the chips. No lie their chips at the café were unbelievable. The caves are sensational although very expensive, that said worth every penny and the staff were great. Each cave tour is an individual cost so can get away very quickly.
  • THE BEST! The scouts rent out a couple caves (non public) and we camp out for the weekend! Real fun!! I’d love to go again
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