Rock climbing and caving


At Naracoorte Caves National Park you can see spectacular caves, fossil deposits and bats. There are a range of adventure caving opportunities available if you would like to explore the caves in detail. For those not wanting to head underground, you can see moving life-size models of extinct megafauna in the Wonambi Fossil Centre, a wheelchair accessible visitor centre.

Kelly Hill Conservation Park in the south of Kangaroo Island offers a unique and extensive cave system set in beautiful surrounds. Adventure caving tours are available for visitors who want to delve deeper into this magical underground world.

Rock climbing

Being only 10 km from the centre of Adelaide, Morialta Conservation Park, in the Adelaide Hills, is probably the most popular spot for climbing in South Australia. There are many climbs of varying difficulty. The views down the Fourth Creek gully toward Adelaide city are impressive. The rock climbing and abseiling area is located off Norton Summit Road between Second and Third Falls. Limited car park space is available on either side of the road.

Onkaparinga River National Park, a rugged location featuring a gorge with cliffs up to 50 metres high and large permanent rock pools, provides ample opportunities for rock climbing.

Before doing any climbing, it is recommended that you attend a rock climbing skills course.