Business Sector: Attraction
SA Region: Limestone Coast
The Naracoorte Caves are part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range. They are World Heritage listed, and one of the world’s most important fossil sites.
Of the 28 known caves in the park, four are open to the public. Other caves are set aside for scientific research or to protect the caves and their contents. Many of the caves contain spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
With the caves staying at a constant 17 degrees centigrade, Naracoorte Caves is a destination for all seasons. There are self-guided, guided and adventure caving tours year-round.
The nature of caves means they are not wheelchair or pram accessible, however a lot of effort is going into making the above ground experience more meaningful, with an interpretive trail along a colour coded path, so you know when you are walking over a cave. The improvements are set to finish in August 2017 and really will make a meaningful experience for those that can’t get down into the cave.