Part of the 800,000 year old Naracoorte East Range, the
Naracoorte Caves are a palaeontologists delight, containing an extensive fossil
record that date back over 500,000 years. The caves have acted as pitfall traps
and predator dens, trapping animals that roamed the area over several ice ages.
Palaeontologists have been studying the fossils and bones found in the caves for
over 30 years. Around 120 species of vertebrate animals have been recorded to
date, representing four of the major vertebrate groups: amphibians, reptiles,
birds and mammals.