Posted by: travelrat | May 30, 2016

Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte 2

Naracoorte Caves: 21st November 2015.

The Naracoorte Caves have long been on our bucket list. Like any other limestone caves, there are stalactites and stalagmites, all tastefully lit, without it becoming too much of a sound and light show. But, where they differ from others is that the place is a veritable boneyard, consisting of the fossilised skeletons of extinct animals that, long ago, fell through potholes into the caves.

Many of the skeletons have been re-assembled, and their shadows projected on to the cave walls. They include a long-extinct ‘carnivorous koala’ … which brought back memories of the famous ‘drop bear’, the subject of many an Australian April Fool joke.

The rest of the run into Adelaide was rather an anti-climax, with brief calls at Hahndorf and the Mount Lofty summit. Maybe, in retrospect, this excellent trip might be improved slightly if tackled the other way?

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