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The Naracoorte Caves are part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range. They are World Heritage listed, and one of the world’s most important fossil sites. For half a million years the caves acted as pitfall traps and predator dens. Animals would fall in through a hole in the ground and not be able to escape. Bones collected – layer upon layer, year after year – creating a rich fossil record of the ancient animals that roamed the area. The fossil record covers several ice ages and the arrival of humans in the area. Palaeontologists have excavated and dated many of the fossils in Naracoorte Caves. They have reconstructed the skeletons of many of the megafauna that lived so many years ago


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Naracoorte, NARACOORTE SA 5271 AU
-36.9602102,140.7413243


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Monday 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Tuesday 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Wednesday 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Thursday 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Friday 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Saturday 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
Sunday 09:00:00 - 17:00:00
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