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Naracoorte Caves National Park

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Address: Limestone Coast, Naracoorte, South Australia, Australia
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+61 8 8760 1210
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The caves have preserved an outstanding fossil collection. The Wonambi...

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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A Must Go Attraction When Visiting Mt. Gambier

Naracoorte Caves National Park is about 100 kms from Mt. Gambier. We visited end of January when new school year about to begin that there were not many visitors. We found the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've arrives at the Narcoorte caves without planning ahead what to do there. That wasn't good. They've got only about 4-5 tours per day. Without a tour you can only visit the fossil center (rather simple...) and the wet cave (interesting!). So I only recommend the caves with a guided tour, then you'll see a lot more than we did... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Naracoorte Caves National Park is about 100 kms from Mt. Gambier. We visited end of January when new school year about to begin that there were not many visitors. We found the staff were very friendly and helpful to answer your questions. The tour guide led us to the fossil cave was very professional who explained the details inside the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The caves themselves are very pretty but I feel they are a bit too overpriced for what you are getting.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends went down into the caves and really enjoyed their adventure. My wife and I spent our 45 minutes "hunting" for wildlife. We had a wonderful time and we hunted down maybe four kangaroos with our camera. We also saw and photographed lots of native birds and tree species. It was like being in a wildlife preserve. We loved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited NCNP with our two sons (4 and 1). On advice of staff and their website we took a 10.30 AM guided tour of the Alexandra Cave. $40 dollars total (preschoolers free). Frank was our guide and managed a balance of dad jokes and well rehersed information about the cave. We packed our own picnic and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great helpful and friendly staff. Some of the best caves SA We went in the wet cave first that was fairly basic and open. Then the Tour of Victoria Fossil Cave, that was recommended. And the whole family loved it. Would highly recommend this one! A few step steps and ramps, but a great one to see. Well worth the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family did the novice adventure tour of the tomato stick cave. The main path was easy to negotiate and the supplied knee pads, overalls and helmets were barely needed. The young kids made it through all the optional challenges with no fear and no trouble. It was a bit of a tighter squeeze for my wife and I but... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

First of all, I get how important these caves are for fossils. However, unless you visit the Wonambi Fossil Centre, you barely see any fossils and the caves themselves are pretty unimpressive. My partner and I visited Tantanoola caves a couple days previously and, for $28 for two adults, saw impressive formations which were professionally presented by a competent and... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Firstly we visited Victoria fossil cave which is fascinating. Our only issue was the tour guide, Andrew, who was very informative but was quite rude when a little girl in our group would talk every so often. Andrew ordered her father to take her to another area of the cave where they couldn't be seen or heard, they returned after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Amazing caves with great history, we couldn't spend much time as was getting late but make sure to have plenty time to explore and enjoy this, good for kids to learn and enjoy.

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