Local Highlights

Naracoorte Caves National Park
Not only will the beauty of Naracoorte Caves leave you speechless, their rich fossil history will have you intrigued. The fossils have earned Naracoorte Caves National Park a spot on the World Heritage List - South Australia's only listed attraction. Open daily from 9am to 5pm, excepting Christmas Day, you can easily spend a full or half day exploring the surrounds; guided Cave tours and Adventure Caving are offered. It's a magnificent spot for picnics or tasty meals and snacks at Caves Cafe.

Sheep's Back Museum - a National Trust Property.
The Sheep’s Back Museum tells of the Australian wool industry in the area. This accredited and award-winning museum is full of surprises including an 1860’s stone flour mill, timber shearing shed, machinery display shed, slab and iron Post Office, country school and the big shed housing the prototype Robotic Shearing Machine. Limestone Landscapes Gallery gives an overview of the whole region and explains how the natural landscape has developed and influenced Aboriginal and European activities.

Penola Fantasy Model Railway & Rose's Tearoom
A visit to the Kingdom of Penolaraya takes the visitor on a magical and colourful journey into a fantasy world where 'G' scale trains, castles & waterfalls are the main features. It is located at 38-40 Riddoch St, Penola, ring to check opening times; 08 8737 2247.

Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery
The Naracoorte Art Gallery is the oldest regional gallery in SA and is a showcase of traditional and contemporary visual arts. The permanent collection of Australian Art includes etchings by John Goodchild, Australian Contemporary works on paper, aboriginal prints, paintings and ceramics. Each year the gallery hosts exhibitions sourced from the National Gallery and solo and group exhibitions from local and interstate artists. Ph: 08 8762 3390, E: naracoortegallery@gmail.com

Swimming Lake / Pool
Naracoorte's unique and FREE swimming lake / pool is open every summer, from 1st December to 31st March. This magnificent facility, operated and managed by local council, is a star attraction, for locals and visitors alike. Holding about 10 million litres of chlorinated water, it holds roughly the capacity of six or seven Olympic sized pools! Guests staying at Naracoorte Holiday Park can stroll through the park's back gate straight into the swimming lake area - come and go as you like!

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