Blanche Cave

Useful Information

Location: 12 km south-east of Naracoorte.
Open: All year daily 11:30, 15:30.
Tours in combination with Bat Centre.
Fee: Adults $10, Reduced $8, Children $6. Combined tickets with other caves possible.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Naracoorte Caves National Park, P.O.Box 134, Naracoorte. SA. 5271, Tel: +61-87-62-2340, Fax: +61-87-62-1231. E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1845 discovered.
1946 closed.
1986 reopened.


Blanche Cave is the first cave which was discovered at Naracoorte in 1845. The tour into this cave is called Bat Tour, as a visit includes a large number of Bent-wing bats (Miniopterous bassanii). However, the number of bats you will see depends on the time of year.

Blanche Cave is close to the surface and there are many karst windows letting in light. The cave has long been used for social gatherings as well as sight seeing. Nowadays, there is a large podium for addressing an audience.

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.