The Naracoorte Caves are Australia’s most significant caves, protected by a World Heritage listing. Not only are the Naracoorte Caves beautiful, but the Pleistocene fossil deposits found within have played a key role in charting the continent’s evolutionary history. It is believed that the hidden cave openings caught passing animals by surprise, and the animals fell to their deaths at the bottom of the caves, where the environment happened to be perfect for fossilisation. At the Wonambi Fossil Centre, located at the caves, you can see life-sized replicas of these ancient animals, which include a marsupial lion and a giant koala. Tours take visitors into four caves, including the magnificent Alexandra Cave. You can view the bent-wing bats of Bat Cave on infrared cameras.
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