World Heritage fossils at Naracoorte Caves – step back 500,000 years

Just before the South Australian border, we cooked up our remaining vegetables (onions, celery and garlic) and mixed some with tinned tuna for lunch. We did this because it is forbidden to take fruit and vegetables into the area to prevent the spread of bugs such as fruit fly. Cooked veg and juiced fruit are legal. We stocked up again in Naracoorte before travelling to the Caves where we are camped.

We had time to check out huge diprotodon, constrictor snakes, and other reconstructed ancient critters at the Wonambi Fossil Centre then to visit the vast Wet Cave and finally to walk past Western Grey kangaroos on the World Heritage hike before settling in for the night.

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Riversleigh Mammal Fossils and Lawn Hill Gorge from above

This morning we revisited Lawn Hill National Park and took a walk observing the Gorge from above, then this afternoon we drove out to the World Heritage-listed Riversleigh fossil site to check out remains of big birds and turtles from 10 million years ago and a novel visitors’ centre that was inside the rock.

In between, we crossed our first river – the Prado handled it.

I am typing this in the golden light before sunset on the hill above Adels Grove – where there’s Telstra reception.

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