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Naracoorte with a population of 5000 is a medium sized rural town and was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847.
Historically the town relied on sheep and cattle farming, but now tourism has become a major industry with attractions that include Naracoorte Caves National Park which is World Heritage-listed and world recognised wetland, Bool Lagoon.
Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

Bool Lagoon Game Reserve

Located 24 kilometres south of Naracoorte between Adelaide and Melbourne is the home of a wide range of wetland wildlife. It offers many boardwalks that you can do self guided walks on. Picnic spots are numerous through out the park and camping facilities although basic can be found near Hacks Lagoon.
24 kilometres south of Naracoorte

Naracoorte Art Gallery

The art gallery is the home of the Naracoorte Community Art Collection. It includes more than 60 etchings by famous engraver John Goodchild, various oils, watercolours and prints plus an Aboriginal print collection.
91 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte. Ph. 08 8762 3390
Naracoorte Art Gallery
Naracoorte Caves National Park

Naracoorte Caves National Park

This Park is one of Australia's 14 World Heritage Areas. Visitors can view several fossil areas on a range of tours by professional guides. At night you can view the exit of thousands of bats, certainly a sight to behold!
There is also a Bat observation area that uses infrared technology to view the Southern Bentwing Bat in its natural habitat. The Wonambi Fossil Centre also has life-size models of the megafauna in a simulated habitat of a time some 200,000 years ago.
Hynam Caves Road, Naracoorte. Ph. 08 8762 2340

Naracoorte Nature Park and Swimming Lake

The Park has many local flora species, and large numbers of native bird and animal species. Visitors to the park can get a close-up view of all of these via a network of walking trails.
The Swimming Lake is man-made and holds approximately 11 million litres of Filtered and chlorinated water. It is situated on the on the bank of Naracoorte Creek on Naracoorte's northern outskirts. The lake is open for swimming from December to March and is free.
Moore Street, Naracoorte. Ph. 08 8762 1399 or Toll free 1800 244 421
Naracoorte Nature Park and Swimming Lake
Kingston S.E. Golf Club

Naracoorte Golf Club

Our course has 18 holes and isrenowned for its lush watered fairways and greens, undulating course with bunkers.
1 Stewart Terrace, Naracoorte. Ph. 08 8762 2121
GPS -37.94392S, 140.72619E

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