Part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range, the
Naracoorte Caves are a palaeontologists delight, containing an extensive fossil
record that date back over 500,000 years. The caves have acted as pitfall traps
and predator dens, trapping animals that roamed the area over several ice ages.
There are 26 known caves in the park, many containing spectacular examples of
stalactites and stalagmites. The fossil finds in these caves have been excavated
and dated, with a number of skeletons being reconstructed, providing an unique
display of the megafauna that once inhabited this area.
There are a number of cave tours, that provide a taste of this fascinating
cave system. Tours range from easy to adventure, with some accessible by