South Australia’s only World Heritage listed site, Naracoorte Caves National Park, is being celebrated as National Parks and Wildlife Services’ Park of the Month for March.
A four-hour drive south-east of Adelaide, Naracoorte Caves is a must-see destination on the Limestone Coast.
It has plenty of activities for the whole family, including four caves that are open to explore, the Wonambi Fossil Centre that recreates a time when megafauna roamed the landscape and the Fossil Hunters nature playground.
Naracoorte Caves Site Manager Thomas Shortt has worked in the park for 11 years. He said the Naracoorte Caves provided a unique opportunity to learn more about the Australian megafauna and the environment they lived in.
“More than 500,000 years ago many of these species, including the marsupial lion, Thylacoleo carnifex, fell into openings that had formed in the roof of the cave, several of which formed in the roof of Victoria Fossil Cave,” he said.
“Their fossilised remains now tell the story of Australia’s unique animal heritage and this was recognised in 1994 when Naracoorte Caves became an UNESCO World Heritage site.
“In March, we have planned some special activities for Park of the Month, including a 10 per cent discount on tours in the park, if you book online using the promo code NCPOTM2023,” he said.
Park of the Month activities include:
- Guided nature and cultural walk with Bunganditj Elder Uncle Ken Jones
- An underground photography tour with members of the Naracoorte camera club, Captured Images
- Yoga in the park with a local instructor
- Bat night in the caves with Limestone Coast Landscapes
- 10% discount on cave tours and entry to the Wonambi Fossil Centre
For bookings and more information about these and other events, visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/park-of-the-month