Naracoorte Caves

Day 1

Travelling for three hours we arrive in Naracoorte to be welcomed by our host  Naracoorte Caves manager Steve Bourne. After lunch, Steve will give a talk on the World Heritage management of the only site on the planet that has a continuous fossil record spanning the past 500,000 years. Over 100 sites have been identified within the 26 caves on the park.

Later in the afternoon we will visit the Victoria Fossil Cave. This cave is central to the World Heritage listing of the park and site of the largest deposits. We then head to the Wonambi Fossil Centre. The knowledge gleaned from the fossil deposits has been used to recreate the Naracoorte landscape, as it would have appeared 200,000 years ago.

We then proceed to our accommodation and dinner. After dinner, depending on the time of year, an evening visit to the Bat Cave will take place to witness over 35,000 bats exit the cave. Overnight at the Naracoorte Caves Bunkhouse.

Day 2

After breakfast we will visit South Australia’s second largest town – Mount Gambier. Here you can enjoy the remarkable Blue Lake and visits to some amazing sink holes unique to this area.

We then make our way back to Naracoorte for lunch. Before heading back to Adelaide we will visit the Mini Jumbuck wool factory. View woollen products being made for the local and export markets. A light dinner will be provided before arriving in Adelaide.

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