Cathedral Cave

Useful Information

Location: 12 km south-east of Naracoorte.
Open: All year daily, only after appointment.
Fee: Adults $12, Children $10.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: none, electric hand-held torches provided
Guided tours: max. 10 pers.
Bibliography: Brown S.P. and Wells R.T. (2000): A Middle Pleistocene Vertebrate Fossil Assemblage from Cathedral Cave, Naracoorte, South Australia. Trans. Roy. Soc. S.A.
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
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2000 reopened.


Cathedral Cave features an enormous entrance chamber which gave the cave its name. Probably this was the reason why it was first used as a show cave. But this early visitations were not very good for the cave, the visitors did not know about protecting the cave. The cave was closed several decades ago, but now, after some restoration work, the cave is again worth a visit.