The small township of Curramulka is located 186 kilometres from Adelaide, and is part of a busy farming community. It is within easy driving distance of the coastal townships on either side of the Peninsula, and is only a short drive from Minlaton. Curramulka is acknowledged as having the most extensive chain of limestone caves in the southern hemisphere. They are not open to the public for exploration but the Police Rescue Squad are a regular visitor to the caves, who use the caverns as part of their training exercises. In the late 1800's Curramulka became an important service centre, providing services to the farmers who were travelling to the main port of Port Julia with their grain. It is local folklore that the name Curramulka came from the Aboriginal words 'gorry' meaning 'emu, and 'moolka' meaning 'stone watering holes'.