|Location:||12 km south-east of Naracoorte.|
All year daily 9:30, 13:30.
Tours in combination with Alexandra Cave.
|Fee:||Adults $10, Reduced $8, Children $6. Combined tickets with other caves possible.|
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Guided tours:||L=240 m, ST=60.|
|Address:||Naracoorte Caves National Park, P.O.Box 134, Naracoorte. SA. 5271, Tel: +61-87-62-2340, Fax: +61-87-62-1231. E-mail:|
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|1908||discovered by William Reddan.|
|1909||opened to the public.|
|1978||new chamber discovered.|
Alexandra Cave is one of the Naracoorte Caves, located close to the Rangers Headquarters and the Wonambi Fossil Centre. It was discovered by William Reddan in 1908, and named after Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII of England. He immediatale starte the development work and opene the cave to the public the following year.
One of the main tourist attractions is the Reflecting Pool, which is actually an artificial enhancement installed by William Reddan. From todays view theis enhancement is absolutely unnecessary, as the cave is really impressive. A series of three highly decorated chambers, including fragile soda straws, helictites and many other speleothems, makes the visit well worth. The 30 minute tour is called one of the park's treasures.
The visit to Alexandra Cave is very easy, as there are only 25 steps into the cave and 35 to the exit. The rest of the cave is level, with a comfortable path formed of cave earth. This cave is suitable for most visitors, independent of physical fitness.