Naracoote caves SA
Trip Start Apr 06, 2012
62Trip End Oct 02, 2012
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Whilst Jas and Bhavani explored caves Isabel and I set up camp at nearby Bool Lagoon. In the wet season it's a huge lake that attracts plenty of bird life. Unfortunately when we were there the lake was at low levels and the bird life was minimal. Still the place was tranquil and peaceful with only three other visitors during out time there.
Our second day here we went back to Naracoorte Caves and explored the Wonambi Centre. It showed lifesize replicas of the mega mammals the lived in this area 500,000 years ago. We took a tour into Victoria Fossil Caves that shows real diggings of the mega animals and the skeletons of two animals put together with all the fossil bones found in the cave. Similar to our last cave visit the tour guide at one point turns off all the lights and we get a feel for total darkness in a cave environment. Not my most comfortable feeling. This cave had a hidden hole at ground level and the animals would fall in and simply starve to death. Naracoorte caves has a shared listing of World Heritage with Riversleigh in Queensland that also has mega mammal fossils. This is our first World Heritage visit on the trip.
Schooling for the kids has been all history. We've also just bought and are watching the Time Travellers guide to Australia – a new four part series that tracks the history of Australia from the dawn of time to now.