Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Naracoorte Caves has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
Located adjacent to the Victorian border, the Naracoorte Caves in the south-eastern region of South Australia is one of the most popular and highly-visited tourist sites in the Mount Gambier region. Naracoorte Caves is also a World Heritage spot because of its two non-contiguous fossil sites.
The Naracoorte Caves are one of the many historic and geologically significant sites close to Mount Gambier. Stretched over 305 hectares of landscape, the Naracoorte Caves National Park includes caves, local flora and a series of coastal dune ridges located parallel to the South Australian coastline.
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The Naracoorte Caves are in the south-eastern section of the Limestone Coast. Those driving from the Victorian border can reach the caves by driving about 80 kilometres on the Princes Highway from Mount Gambier.
The Australian fossil mammal sites at Naracoorte Caves were inscribed on the list of World Heritage sites in 1994. These fossils are outstanding examples which represent the evolutionary history of the earth and its significant constant ecological evolution.
The Naracoorte Caves is also a popular attraction among visitors due to its numerous subterranean wonders. There are a total of 26 small and medium-sized caves located in the Naracoorte Caves National Park. Presently, some of the caves are specifically closed for scientific research in order to protect the caves and its fossils.
At the Naracoorte Caves, visitors can take a scenic cave tour or a fossil tour in order to view all the sites and to learn more about fossils in this historically significant area.