In the heart of South Australia’s hidden gem the Limestone Coast, midway between Adelaide and Melbourne, lies Naracoorte.
Naracoorte is home to the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves which are World Heritage listed because of the importance of the fossils at the site, preserving Australia’s most complete marsupial fossil record. Join an Adventure Caving tour at the Naracoorte Caves or choose the leisurely option of a walk through Wet Cave.
Enjoy the magnificent scenery and listen for the creatures of the wetlands at Bool Lagoon, a Ramsar Wetland of International Significance. The Lagoon is home to wildlife and is an essential refuge for birds. A boardwalk over the wetlands, gives the feeling of walking on water.
Popular events are the Taste the Limestone Coast Festival and Frances Folk Gathering in February, Lucindale’s South East Field Days in March and Yakka Park Music Festival in April and the Naracoorte Swap Meet in May and the Taskforce 72 Regatta in November.
Naracoorte is known for its open green spaces and selection of unique shops, has a wide range of dining, accommodation and everyday requirements. Naracoorte has a stunning 18-hole, fully watered golf course, which is included in Golf Australia’s Top 100 public access golf courses.
Integrated with the Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre, the Sheep's Back Museum, housed in a 1870s flour mill, tells the stories of the Australian wool industry. Discover how the wool industry developed culminating with the unique ‘Robotic Shearer’. Outside explore the wonderful collection of old buildings depicting the struggles of the early settlers. Sit in the old school room, drop into the post office, view a typical "dunny" and explore the farm machinery shed.
The Limestone Coast Landscapes display provides an excellent overview of the natural history of the region, showing the local topography and the formation of the Naracoorte Caves.
The Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre has a wonderful range of reasonably priced locally made goodies to take home or give as genuine Australian gifts and provides local intelligence on events, activities and attractions.
Discover the modern story of wool at Mini Jumbuk, the home of handcrafted Australian made wool bedding. On their viewing gallery, watch the care and detail that goes into making Australia's favourite wool bedding products.
Visitors are welcome to experience the unique excitement and sounds of sale day and meet some of the local farmers and stock agents at the Naracoorte Regional Livestock Exchange (or ‘saleyards’ as it is commonly known)
The Naracoorte Public Library, as well as offering items for loan, newspapers and magazines for reading on-site, photocopying and other services, also provides free wireless internet access and has three computers available for the public to use (bookings are required).