Teacher and student notes in preparation for school visits

Teachers

It is important that your students know the appropriate behaviour when they are visiting caves:

  • touching cave formations is not permitted
  • eating and drinking in the caves is not permitted
  • cameras and handheld devices with flashlights can be used (no video cameras)
  • hand rails near steps and ramps should be used
  • suitable footwear should be worn in caves (no sandals or thongs).

Please note that our guides will facilitate learning programs, but the behaviour management of students is the teacher’s responsibility.

Teachers must also inform guides of any prior injuries or medical conditions that students may have (e.g. asthma, epilepsy, allergies), and bring appropriate medication. This is particularly important for adventure caving.

Students and parents

You will have a great time on your visit to the Naracoorte Caves. There’s so much to see, do and learn here, we know you’ll love it.

Here are some packing suggestions:

  • clothing suitable for the time of year, and strong non-slip shoes
  • water bottle
  • summer: hat and sunscreen
  • winter: extra warm layers
  • adventure caving: strong non-slip shoes with grip, long shirts and trousers or overalls
  • camping: pillow, sleeping bag, towel, toiletries
  • any medications you need.

Note: the temperature in the caves remains constant at 17 degrees Celsius all year round.

About Adventure Caving

If you’ve never tried adventure caving before, it can seem a bit daunting at first. You will not be forced into places where you don’t feel safe, and there will be lots of opportunity to practice how to move safely through the caves. You will leave feeling a great sense of achievement!

Our guides are very experienced and all have current first aid certificates. Read the Adventure caving information and risk management procedures.