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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Naracoorte Caves National Park by using our Naracoorte tourist route planner.
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  • August 6, 2017
    We only saw the bat cave. Great cave, very interesting. We saw quite a few bat clusters, but the cave formation was great. It will be better once the building works are completed. At the moment it is ...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    We visited the cave of the fossils, we leave the stalagmites and bats. Okay but a little fair visit, some stalactites, stalagmites, the reproduction of two skeletons of a kangaroo-like head there is still a koala and a set of bones. The explanation of the too extensive guide, paleontologists are not. Sorry for the two hours of light that we lost.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Lovely setting for a Coffee and Snack on a winters day. Spot on and well worth the stop if you are travelling South from Naracoorte, just 5 mins from Riddoch highway  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    Great little place out of the ordinary and a good way to spend the day with the family. One of the natural wonders of the world with some amazing sights. My only gripe is the expensive can be quite high if you are taking your entire family!
  • June 18, 2017
    Such a nice place to explore. Great for kids and adults. Food available in the cafe. Moderate entry fee to each of the caves but the fossil centre is free.
  • September 10, 2017
    Great knowledgeable tour guides. Stunning caves
  • June 4, 2017
    Went on our own tour without guidance. The cave was not very big and not very interesting. Saw much better ones in Australia. Not worth going there especially. Quite disappointing.
  • July 28, 2017
    Wonderfully kept as it needs to be, as its part of our history, have not been here for years so did not realise there was a cafe there, lovely and friendly staff, enjoyed our lunch and a lovely local wine.

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