Naracoorte Caves National Park
Visit South Australia’s only World Heritage listed site and discover one of the world's most important fossil sites. For over 500,000 years giant marsupials such as the wombat-like Diprotodon, Thylacoleo the marsupial lion and giant kangaroos roamed the Limestone Coast, with many of their fossils now on display. With five different caves to explore, plus adventure caving, photographic tour options, a brand new adventure playground, café, campgrounds and an above-ground accessible loop-walk, Naracoorte Caves offers experiences for everyone. Victoria Fossil Cave tour Tour times: 10.15am, 2.15pm Duration: 1 hour Walk through magnificent speleothem chambers (e.g. stalactites, stalagmites and helectites) on the way to the Fossil Chamber. Here you'll learn about the accumulation of bones in the caves, excavation techniques, current research and World Heritage. Alexandra Cave tour Tour times: 9:30am, 1:30pm Duration: 30 minutes This tour is a good introduction to caves and the geological processes that form them and is ideal for families with small children. Blanche Cave and The Bat Tour Tour times: 11.30am, 3.30pm Duration: 1 hour Start at the Bat Observation Centre, where you’ll watch and learn about the resident southern bent-wing bats, a critically endangered species and be able to watch them via infrared camera. The tour then heads into the majestic Blanche Cave. Stick-Tomato Cave Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm An easy self-guided walk suitable for all ages.