Naracoorte Travel Guide

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Naracoorte Highlights

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    dlandt says…

     The caves are spectacular 

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     a'nt none 

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     a bit off the beaten track, but well worth the trip 

Naracoorte Things to Do

  • Naracoorte Caves

    The world heritage listed Naracoorte Caves have plenty to offer and well worth spending the day. The Wonambi Fossil Centre features megafauna that florished in the area hundreds of thousands of years ago. A ongoing relationship with Flinders University means information is constantly being upgraded. Tours through caves vary from self guided to...

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  • The caves

    My thanks to MelZ1974, without whose VT tips I would never have come here.The caves at Naracoorte have been studied for some time. They are well researched and well documented, but thinly staffed, so they allow you to wander alone through some of the caves. To see the other caves requires ou to go on scheduled tours. If you're unlucky, like I was,...

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  • Wonambi Fossil Centre

    Adjacent to the caves is a small but very interesting facility where they exhibit and work with fossils. Using the remains found inside the caves, they have managed to create animated, life-sized models of extinct animals. One has only been extinct since 1935, but most of the rest perished centuries ago. This was quite an interesting place to look...

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  • Naracoorte Swimming Lake

    The Naracoorte Swimming lake is a huge chlorinated outdoor swimming pool open to residents and visitors free of charge and open during Summer months. The pool is completely fenced and has lifeguards on duty during busy days. Barbecue facilities are also available along with plenty of shade and a short walk from the caravan park.

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  • Bat Teleview Centre

    Another tour you can do, is not exactly into a cave itself (as its inhabited during the day) but into a centre called the Teleview Centre where you can view the thousands of Bent Wing Bats in infra red on a tv screen and have a guide tell you all about them. By night, if you know where the entrance to the cave is, you can sit outside the fence and...

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  • Tourist caving or Adventure Caving

    No visit to Naracoorte is complete without a visit to some of the World Heritage listed Caves. There are the tourist caves like the Self Guided Wet Cave, Alexandria Cave (a 30 minute guided visit) and Victoria Fossil cave, and other caves like Stick Tomato cave and Blackberry cave designated as adventure caves for the more adventurous. There are...

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  • Wonambi Fossil Centre

    While you're at the caves, this is well worth a visit. A scene from 200,000 years ago has been attempted to be recreated. There are life size, computer animated models of 12 of the Megafauna (extinct animals which once existed in the region) such as the giant wombat.

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  • swimming

    Naracoorte has a public swimming lake in the heart of town, wich is an exelant way to cool down on a hot summers day .The lake has a toddler pool and watered grassed lawns, also a kiosk and a life guard on duty .The lake is open every day fromDecember to March and is FREE ENTRY

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  • Naracoorte caves

    The Naracoorte caves are situated 15km south east of the town. The caves have received world heritage listing due to the extensive fossil deposits of extinct mega fauna. The fossils are between 15,000 and 300,000 years old. These fossil beds can be viewed in guided tours of the victoria fossil cave .

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Naracoorte Restaurants

  • Decent Coffee

    Sweet Espresso a small local cafe that uses local Mahalia Coffee from Robe, a great range of cakes and sandwiches with delicious fillings and bread from local artisan baker Jason Van Leuven. The coffee is consistently decent. The cakes are decadent and the service is friendly if a little slow when busy, its a very small cafe and usually only has...

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  • Magnificent Country Bakery

    Morris offers dine in or takeaway eating. If your looking for a healthier option they also make salad rolls fresh to order are much nicer than the Subway down the road. They have a range of pies, pasties and sausage rolls. The meat pies which weren't too runny and contained plenty of meat. The sweets were my favourite though. Worth trying to visit...

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