Wonambi Fossil Centre

Step back in time and discover what Naracoorte was like over 200,000 years ago!

The Wonambi Fossil Centre shows you how the caves acted as pitfall traps, dens and roosts for more than 500,000 years, leading to a vast accumulation of skeletal remains of reptiles, birds and mammals.

Palaeontologists have been studying the fossils and bones in the caves for over 40 years. From them they have been able to identify the animals that roamed the plains. Around 130 species of animals have been recorded, from four of the major vertebrate groups: mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

The Fossil Centre recreates a time when megafauna roamed the landscape and the local animal community was more diverse than today.

Opening hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Type Price
Adult $13
Concession (on presentation of valid card*) $11
Child $8
Family (2 adults & 2 children OR 1 adult & 3 children) $36
School group (per student) $6.50
Adult group (per adult, pre-booked, min 10 people) $11
Child group (per child, pre-booked, min 10 people) $7