Naracoorte national parks and parks

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    THE NARACOORTE CAVES NATIONAL PARK IS SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S ONLY WORLD HERITAGE LISTED SITE: Photo - Adam Bruzzone, courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission
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    SOME OF THE TOURS VISIT SIGNIFICANT FOSSIL DEPOSITS: Photo - Milton Wordley, courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission
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    BOOL LAGOON IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST DIVERSE FRESHWATER LAGOON SYSTEMS IN SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA: Photo courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission
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    BOOL LAGOON IS HOME TO A WIDE RANGE OF WILDLIFE AND BIRDLIFE. A GREAT WAY TO SEE THE LAGOON IS ON THE BOARDWALK: Photo courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission
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Naracoorte Caves National Park & Fossil Site

Naracoorte Caves National Park, South Australia's only World Heritage Site. It is located in the Limestone Coast tourism region in the southeast of South Australia. The importance of the fossil record at Naracoorte Caves was officially recognised in 1994, when the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List. The park preserves 600 hectare of remnant vegetation, with 26 caves contained within the 305 hectare World Heritage Area.

The park is a visitor destination in itself, with a camping ground and caravan park, dormitory accommodation for groups, picnic grounds and a licensed cafe. The range of visitor activities is extensive. Show cave tours are guided by professional interpreters through highly decorated caves with some tours visiting significant fossil deposits. Modern technology has been utilised to show visitors the normally inaccessible interior of Bat Cave, where thousands of bats breed each year. Other opportunities include adventure caving, a selection of specialty tours and special events.

The park also has the Wonambi Fossil Centre, which contains fossil displays and a walk-through diorama with life-sized models of extinct animals in their ancient habitats.

Activities

Show cave tours, adventure caving, a selection of specialty tours and special events.

Camping

There is a camping ground and caravan park and dormitory accommodation for groups

Location

Located on Hynam-Caves Road, 10 kilometres south of the main township of Naracoorte.


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Bool Lagoon Game Reserve &
Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park

Bool Lagoon is one of the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in southern Australia. This seasonal wetland is home to a wide range of wildlife and provides essential drought refuge for many rare and endangered bird species.

Take a drive to the top of Big Hill to see just how big these wetlands really are. The extended drive via Bool Lagoon and Moyhall Roads to Little Bool Lagoon is also worth the effort. The open water of Little Bool Lagoon is a popular venue for many waterbirds.

The boardwalk, extending 500 metres over the wetlands, gives you the feeling of walking on water. Brolgas, commonly associated with northern Australia, are perhaps the most spectacular of the 150 species of birds that visit this area. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and listen carefully for the creatures of the wetlands, especially the insects and frogs.

Hacks Lagoon Conservation Park adjoins the main basin of Bool Lagoon Game Reserve. Whether you are a birdwatcher, a lover of open space, or merely wish to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Hacks Lagoon offers another wetland habitat to explore.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking) with lookouts.

Camping

There is a camping ground in the park.

Location

Located 26 km from Naracoorte.


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