Naracoorte Caves National Park

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Naracoorte Caves National Park

Naracoorte Caves National Park
4.5
National Parks • Caverns & Caves
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The caves have preserved an outstanding fossil collection. The Wonambi Fossil Centre offers visitors the opportunity to discover what the area was like over 200,000 years ago.
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,502 contributions
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Apr. 2021
If you have visited caves like Mole Creek, Hastings or Jenolan, this area will be underwhelming. Its more about the fossils than the cave formations
Written 31 July 2021
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Travelling_Brunts
Bannockburn, Australia17 contributions
Worth A Visit
Jun. 2021 • Family
Fantastic cave system, we loved our guided tour who was very knowledgeable and passionate about the caves and national park. We did the 30 minute cave tour with our 5 year old (recommended tour with small children), which held his attention for just enough time any longer and I think he would have started annoying everyone! Very interesting tour and we loved discovering the different formations.
Written 8 June 2021
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Steven H
Adelaide, Australia193 contributions
Very Impressive Cave System
May 2021
Spent 2.5 hours touring the Alexandra, Victoria Fossil and Stick Tomato caves. Not cheap, but well worth the cost considering they are probably once in a lifetime visit and limited competition in SA. Tour guides did a good job, but knowledge limited to the basics of the tour. Well laid out visitor centre. Had lunch at the Cave Cafe and the beef burger and chicken burgers were absolutely amazing and the staff were very friendly and professional. Very friendly and pretty wrens hanging around our feet. Would love to do a review just on the Cafe. All visitors to the Limestone Coast should consider doing a couple of the cave tours. Strongly recommend.
Written 4 May 2021
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Nyctimene
Hindmarsh Island, Australia165 contributions
Hesitant to recommend
May 2021 • Couples
We visited the Alexandra and Stick Tomato Caves, the Visitor Centre, and found it rather expensive for what was being offered. Our tour guide for Alexandra Cave (23 AUD a head) showed little enthusiasm or detailed knowledge, so it was a rather short tour of limited insight - very brief and superficial explanations were given. The caves themselves are certainly also on the smaller side and less impressive than some others we’ve seen in Australia and Europe. It’s a case of weighing options, but we felt we could have invested 80 AUD for two people into a nice dinner and it would have been a better choice ...
Written 1 May 2021
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Tamasine C
8 contributions
Amazing Caves
Apr. 2021
Stunning caves, great tours guides, beautiful native gardens, with bonus cafe and fossil museum, easy to get to and park.
Written 20 April 2021
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masonvet
3 contributions
Fascinating day out
Apr. 2021 • Family
Got there at 9.15 and could book all 3 tours for the morning. After a friendly cafe lunch we self guided around the other cave system and the museum...can honestly say it kept 3 teenagers and 2 adults entertained until 2pm!!! Highly recommend!!
Written 12 April 2021
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padba05
Whyalla, Australia179 contributions
We really enjoyed this
Apr. 2021
This has been something I've wanted to revisit after not visiting for over 35 years and i was not disappointed. The caves are great and the guides were very informative and friendly. We booked two tours and got 1 free. As usual the café was a bit pricey which is standard for any remote attraction.
Written 5 April 2021
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LindaY1879
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Fascinating experience
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We started well online, to identify what to see in a day and make bookings. Thus we had time to begin in the Wonambi Fossil Centre, do 2 cave tours separated by lunch, and a short bushwalk - a great day.
The Fossil Centre exhibits are excellent. They include a big diorama which makes you realise you don’t want to meet a live adult diprotodon.
The Bat Observatory tour is marvellous. Infra-red cameras enable closeup views of bat individuals and snuggly groups in the ‘maternity cave’ below. The babies are teenagers now, but still hanging out with Mum. Lots of interesting bat news from Des, the guide driving the camera.
After lunch to Victoria Fossil Cave. The visit leads to a cavern like an auditorium, with chairs, overlooking the excavation of the prehistoric animals who fell down a hole into the cave. Guide Des told the story of the discovery of the fossils by a palaeontologist and a caver. The site is now World Heritage listed.
An excellent day, highly recommended.
Written 30 March 2021
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Beetrootears
Balmoral Ridge, Australia472 contributions
Don’t be late for your tour-wear sturdy shoes.
Mar. 2021 • Couples
We arrived slightly late for our fossil cave due to roadworks on our way from Mt Gambier. Fortunately the main office was able to contact the guide who had already started the tour. We had to drive a short way to meet up with the group and were let in. We did thoroughly enjoy the knowledge of the guide. I would recommend the fossil cave. If you have more time, there are further caves to see and a diorama of the mega-fauna inside the information centre. The ground is uneven and there are some slopes on this tour. The light is dim between the stops on the tour. We did have an elderly couple in our group who managed well but were slow. If you need help walking, this would not be the tour for you. There is a cafe onsite and picnic areas and lots of cool kid-focussed information.
Written 23 March 2021
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Madeleine Wehner
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Beautiful Caves
Feb. 2021
I went here with my school group, and the person who guided us was very nice. The caves were very beautiful and it was nice and cool down there, given the day we went down there it was extremely hot so it was a relief to be down it the cool. I absolutely recommend.
Written 20 February 2021
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