Naracoorte - South Australia

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Not only will the beauty of Naracoorte Caves leave you speechless, their rich fossil history will have you intrigued. The fossils have earned Naracoorte Caves National Park a spot on the World Heritage List - South Australia's only listed attraction.

For more than 500,000 years giant animals roamed the Naracoorte area. Falling into well hidden pitfall caves, their fossilised skeletons were left behind, giving scientists a rare glimpse of long extinct animal life.

Giant marsupials such as the wombat-like Diprotodon, Thylacoleo the marsupial lion and giant kangaroos lived in the area. These animals, along with others, have been recreated into life-sized models at the renowned Wonambi Fossil Centre.

The park's tourist caves boast a glorious display of stalagmites and stalactites.

Adventure caving, allowing you to crawl, slide and squeeze through tight tunnels and chambers, is also available.