About Naracoorte

Naracoorte is approximately 4.5 hours from Melbourne; 3.5 hours from Adelaide; 20 minutes from the Coonawarra and an hour from Robe, Kingston or Mount Gambier. There are many attractions in Naracoorte from the World Heritage-listed caves, wetlands, wineries, historic sites and local food and wine. Surrounded by prime agricultural land characterised by abundant rainfall and underground water, Naracoorte is home to a thriving and vibrant rural economy, which is also central to a number of Australia’s most famous premium wine producing regions.

The township itself is renowned for its Scottish heritage and historic buildings, and comfortably blends the past with the present. Each February, it well and truly comes alive with the unique gourmet celebration ‘Taste the Limestone Coast’, featuring a tantalising array of local food and wine. For those keen to get back to nature, a five-kilometre walking trail leaves from the town centre along the Naracoorte Creek, giving visitors a close-up view of local surrounds.


Safeway and IGA are the 2 main supermarkets in Naracoorte. Please note that the opening hours are typically more restricted than those in the city, and in most towns the typical opening hours are from 7am-10pm daily.
The Naracoorte Country Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month between 8.30am - 1pm at the Naracoorte Historic Vehicle Club in McDonnell St.

Useful Information

There is a Westpac bank located in Smith Street.
Bank hours are typically 9.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday, although ATMs allow 24/7 access to funds.

The Naracoorte Public Library is located in De Garis Place and is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am-5pm, 10am-8pm Thursday and 8.30am-Midday on a Saturday.

Internet Access
Internet access is available to students at the Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre. Further details can be found under 'Further Information' on this page.

Post Offices
The Naracoorte Post Shop is located at 23 Omerod St and is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Travel Times

Naracoorte is located 334 kilometres south east of Adelaide and is accessible by both car and train.
The travel time is approximately 3½ hours by car from Adelaide to Naracoorte.
Naracoorte is accessible from Adelaide by both car and bus.

For information on transport from Adelaide to Naracoorte visit Premier Stateliner.

Further Information

For more information on Naracoorte and the surrounding areas go here

or contact the Naracoorte Visitor Information Centre:
36 MacDonnell Street
Naracoorte, SA 5271
Freecall Ph: 1800 244 421

Orientation Tours can be arranged for students whilst they are on placement, or for a Map of Naracoorte visit Wilkins Tourist Maps.  Select South Australia from the list of State Maps and then select ‘Naracoorte’ from the list of SA Maps.