Stay and Explore
Stay and explore from the William MacIntosh Motor Lodge in Naracoorte, just inland from Mount Gambier on the South Australian/Victorian border. In the heart of the Limestone Coast region lays a district that is clearly a destination within itself. A collection of townships offering visitors a range of unforgettable experiences and award-winning vineyards. All 30 rooms are ground level with free car parking and set in a tranquil 2 acres of garden setting with a spectacular Golf course directly across the road. Home to the award-winning Highlander Restaurant which offers a fully licensed fine dining experience, at the Highlander Restaurant we are committed to sourcing the best ingredients throughout the Limestone coast and South Australia. A major attraction in Naracoorte is South Australia's only World Heritage Site the Naracoorte Caves National Park, located only 10km away from the William MacIntosh Motor Lodge.
This room is prefect for families with a main living area with a Queen Bed and a separate bedroom with 2 Single beds. It also offers a large flat-screen TV, a mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
Queen Studio - Disability Access
Studio Suite with disable access bathroom. This room features a roll-in shower in the en-suite bathroom. It also offers a large flat-screen TV, a mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities.
Ideal for the business traveller, newly renovated room with 55 inch LCD TV, USB charging station and walk-in rainfall shower. Kitchenette with microwave, toaster, mini bar fridge and tea & coffee.
Naracoorte Cave National Park
The Naracoorte Caves are part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range. They are World Heritage listed, and one of the world’s most important fossil sites.
For half a million years the caves acted as pitfall traps and predator dens. Animals would fall in through a hole in the ground and not be able to escape. Bones collected – layer upon layer, year after year – creating a rich fossil record of the ancient animals that roamed the area. The fossil record covers several ice ages and the arrival of humans in the area.
Palaeontologists have excavated and dated many of the fossils in Naracoorte Caves. They have reconstructed the skeletons of many of the megafauna that lived so many years ago.
Of the 28 known caves in the park, four are open to the public. Other caves are set aside for scientific research or to protect the caves and their contents. Many of the caves contain spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
With the caves staying at a constant 17 degrees centigrade, Naracoorte Caves is a destination for all seasons. We offer self-guided, guided and adventure caving tours year-round.
Mini Jumbuck Factory Outlet
Testament to the important role of the wool industry in the Naracoorte Lucindale district, local business Mini Jumbuk has been manufacturing premium wool bedding products and selling them to the world for 40 years.
Visit the Mini Jumbuk shop to browse their premium wool bedding products and selection of clothing, footwear and other home wares.
On the viewing gallery at Mini Jumbuk you can watch the care and detail that goes into making Australia's favourite wool bedding products.
Naracoorte Swimming Lake
A jewel in Naracoorte’s recreation crown is the man-made Naracoorte Swimming Lake, located on Moore Street.
Open from 1 December until 31 March, it is one of the largest swimming pools you will ever see and entry is free.
The sheltered and gently sloping sandy shoreline is one of Australia’s safest inland beaches. Relax on the sandy shoreline, swim some laps in the 50 metre lane-marked area, or just sit in the shade of the many beautiful gum trees on the surrounding lawns.
It's the perfect place to cool off on a hot Summer day!
The Lake ranges from 1m to 2m deep in the middle of the pool. It is seven times the size of an Olympic Swimming Pool.
Bool Lagoon is an oasis for birds. Set yourself up in the bird hide at the end of the Tea-Tree Boardwalk and you'll be able to spot a host of ibis and spoonbills. Up to one hundred and fifty species of bird have been recorded at Bool Lagoon.
Bool Lagoon is one of the largest and most diverse freshwater lagoon systems in southern Australia: a bird lover’s and photographer’s paradise. Located 21 kilometres south of Naracoorte, this seasonal wetland is home to a wide range of wildlife and provides an essential drought refuge for many rare and endangered bird species.
Take a drive to the top of Big Hill to see just how big these wetlands really are. The extended drive via Bool Lagoon and Moyhall Roads to Little Bool Lagoon is also worth the effort. The open water of Little Bool Lagoon is a popular venue for many waterbirds.
The boardwalk, extending 500 metres over the wetlands, gives the feeling of walking on water. Brolgas, commonly associated with northern Australia, are perhaps the most spectacular of the 150 species of birds that visit this area. Enjoy the magnificent scenery, make use of the comfortable ‘bird hides’ and listen carefully for the creatures of the wetlands, especially the insects and frogs.
A number of walking tracks, including the boardwalk, offer different vantage points of the spectacular lagoon over varying distances to cater for the time requirements and mobility of all visitors.
The Sheep's Back Museum
Discover one of South Australia’s top small museums: the Sheep’s Back Museum in Naracoorte. It tells the stories of the Australian wool industry, its people and their importance in the Naracoorte Lucindale district. Feel part of the picture as you step back in time and explore this frozen drama.
Incorporated into the Sheep’s Back Museum, the Limestone Landscapes Gallery creatively explains how the natural landscape has developed and influenced Aboriginal and European activities.
The main galleries are located in a stone flour mill built in the 1860's. Group bookings are available and lunch, morning and afternoon tea can be supplied by prior arrangement. Volunteer tour guides are also available for groups on request.
The Museum is located with the Naracoorte Visitor Information centre.
Naracoorte Golf Club
The Naracoorte Golf Club is included in Golf Australia’s Top 100 public access golf courses. Located in the heart of the Limestone Coast in South Australia is this unique styled Golf Course, surrounded by natural bush lands, with views of the town. Our course is renowned for its lush watered fairways and greens, undulating course with bunkers.
Drop into the Golf Club, and experience a sand-belt style course, but with all the hospitality of a Country Club. Be welcomed by the PGA Professional and his staff, or enjoy a drink at our club house.