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Naracoorte Caves Connection Project

Project Overview

 Naracoorte Caves


The Caves Connection Project brought together local business and community leaders, who proposed new ideas for leveraging greater value from the State’s only World Heritage site, the Naracoorte Caves.


The Project Group developed a Concept Statement which outlines ideas for the next 10 years.  The Concept Statement’s objective is to spark actions to increase the economic and community benefit to Naracoorte through increased visitation, encouraging new infrastructure, new and expanding businesses and jobs.  The Concept Statement is the foundation for future projects for Naracoorte, and potential partnerships - click the link below to view the Concept Statement

Caves Connection Concept Statement(111 kb)


It is a key part of Naracoorte Lucindale Council's economic development plan.



Business Workshop and Prize

In early November 2017 Council held a Business Workshop.  The of the workshop, was to generate ideas that leverage value from the Naracoorte Caves and grow tourism and the visitor economy.


Participants brainstormed ideas in five areas that use or leverage Naracoorte’s proximity to the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves.  The criteria was fun, interesting, achievable ideas to connect Naracoorte to the Caves that will grow tourism and our visitor economy. 


Ideas were focused on:

  • food and beverage
  • tours and experiences
  • events and public space
  • accommodation and
  • souvenirs and gifts


To realise the potential from the ideas Council is offering a once-off $3,000 cash prize for the individual, business or organisation located in the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area that is the first to generate $1,000 in sales from one of the listed business ideas or another new Caves related business idea.  This is a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on these ideas and to bring greater economic and community benefit to the local area from the Naracoorte Caves.


To view a the list of ideas click here


Download the terms and conditions and registration form by clicking here or register online below (make sure you read the terms and conditions prior to registering online). 


Registrations will be received up until the prize is claimed and no later than 1 April 2018.


Naracoorte Caves Connection Business Idea Prize
The objectives of the Naracoorte Caves Connection Business Idea Prize are to: Encourage the implementation of one of the business ideas listed above or Encourage the implementation of another new idea that connects Naracoorte to the Caves that will grow tourism and our visitor economy and is linked to one of the five themes

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