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Naracoorte - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the Limestone Coast region Naracoorte and its surrounds offer the visitor a huge variety of attractions, from the many great townships, breathtaking scenery, abundance of wildlife, wetlands of international importance and South Australia’s only World Heritage Area. It is home to the largest living red gum, the biggest Field Days, fresh local produce, fine wine and unique attractions.

Naracoorte was named in 1869, following a decision to merge the two neighbouring towns of ‘Narracoorte’ and ‘Kincraig’. Its name is believed to have been derived from the Potaruwutjil word ‘ngarankort’, meaning ‘the place of the stone axe’. The Aboriginal people traded these and other tools during ceremonies at nearby swamplands over many hundred of years.

The township is renowned for its Scottish heritage and historic buildings, combine this with the nearby Bool Lagoon and Naracoorte Caves National Park, and you will find a destination that begs you to stay longer.

Check out our listing of Naracoorte accommodation and Limestone Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre
MacDonnell Street
Ph: 08 8762 1518
Tollfree: 1800 244 421
Fax: 08 8762 0745


MSN Map of Naracoorte, South Australia
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Naracoorte Attractions

Bool Lagoon
• National Parks and Wildlife • Ph: 08 8762 3412 / 08 8762 2340 • Fax: 08 8762 1231
• Located only 21 km south of Naracoorte is this bird lover’s and photographer’s paradise. This Wetland of International Importance contains one of the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in South Australia, containing one of the most significant bird habitats in the country. With the spectacular brolga just one of 155 recorded species known to inhabit the lagoon, there are specially created boardwalks and bird hides to enable the visitor the ability to observe the wildlife at a closer range. The seasonal wetland is best viewed in spring. Check with the National Parks for details.
Naracoorte Caves National Park
• There are currently 26 known caves in the park, with a number of them open for daily tours. There is camping facilities, bush trails, adventure caving and much more.
Naracoorte Art Gallery
• 91 Ormerod St, NARACOORTE SA 5271 • Ph: 08 8762 3390
• Free admission - showcasing traditional and contemporary visual arts.
Yulgilbar Wood Gallery
• Ph: 08 8762 3246 • Fax: 08 8762 0406 • Email
• Tourism South East Award Winner • Aged red gum tables, bowls and fine wood craft brought to life in local timbers. Only a 10 minute drive south of Naracoorte, opposite the Naracoorte Caves.

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Naracoorte Tours SA Tours • Outback  • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
Limestone Coast Discovery Tours
• 7 Pine Grove, NARACOORTE SA 5271 • Ph: 08 8762 4111 • Email
• Discover the wonders of our region on our personalised tour. Day, weekend and personal tours.

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Naracoorte Distance

Distance to Naracoorte
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Naracoorte:
• Adelaide 335
• Bordertown 81
• Horsham, VIC 147
• Keith 109
• Mount Gambier 103
• Naracoorte Caves NP 14
• Penola 52
• Robe 113
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.
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Google Maps - Naracoorte SA 5271
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