Get back to nature in the Naracoorte Caves

08 Mar. 2023 2 min read

Parks Week is the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries in the great outdoors. Find out what’s on.

Welcome to Bunganditj Country – Nature & Cultural Walk of Naracoorte Caves

Join Bunganditj Elder, Uncle Ken Jones for a Welcome to Country and nature walk in Naracoorte Caves National Park on Friday, 10 March 2023 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.

While the park is most famous for its World Heritage-listed caves, it also protects a large area of native vegetation with a diverse variety of plant and animal species. Uncle Ken will lead you on a walk through the park and share his knowledge about life in the area prior to European settlement, the plants and animals, bush foods, bush medicines and plants that are useful for weaving, tools and weapons.

As you walk with Uncle Ken, there will be time to smell, touch and taste the special local plants familiar to Bunganditj people. Uncle Ken will also share some words from Bunganditj language of bird and place names, recall family stories and touch on a legend or two. This will be an easy walk with lots of interaction and time for questions.

Check out the Eventbrite page to register.

Let's chat bats

Learn more about the Southern Bent-wing bat at this free, family friendly event being held at the Naracoorte Caves on Friday, 31 March 2023 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Local bat expert Nicola Bail is hosting an information session in the Bat Observation Centre, you’ll be able to ask questions and watch the bats live on the infrared cameras before witnessing the spectacular sight of the bats in their natural environment as they depart the cave at twilight.

Numbers are strictly limited so be sure to get in quick as this event does book out – reserve your spot here.

A shot in the dark: Ultimate Naracoorte Caves photography experience

Try out your cave photography skills with members of the Naracoorte Camera Club on Wednesday, 8 March 2023 from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm.

This is an opportunity for keen photographers to bring in equipment, such as lights and tripods, that aren’t able to be taken in on a regular tour.

The 60-minute session will give attendees the opportunity to capture some of Alexandra Cave’s stunning features.

Due to the nature of the cave, space is strictly limited. Check out the Eventbrite page for more information and to register.




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