Wonambi Fossil Centre

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Animatronic Diprotodon (Wonambi Fossil Centre) at Wonambi Fossil Centre, Naracoorte Caves, South Australia, Australia. Public Domain.
Marsupial Lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) skeleton at the Victoria Fossil Cave, Naracoorte Caves, South Australia, Australia. Public Domain.
Location: 12 km south-east of Naracoorte.
(-37.035740, 140.795750)
Open: Visitor Center: All year daily 9-17.
Fee: Wonambi Fossil Centre: Adults AUD 15, Children (4-15) AUD 9, Children (0-3) free, Family (2+2) AUD 39.50.
Groups (10+): Adults AUD 13, Children (4-15) AUD 7.50.
Stick-Tomato Cave and Wonambi Fossil Centre: Adults AUD 17, Children (4-15) AUD 10.50, Children (0-3) free, Family (2+2) AUD 45.50.
Groups (10+): Adults AUD 15, Children (4-15) AUD 9.50.
Classification: SubterraneaCave and Karst Museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided, D=30 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Naracoorte Caves National Park, P.O.Box 134, 89 Wonambi Road, Naracoorte SA 5271, Tel: +61-8760-1210. E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1998 opened to the public.


The Wonambi Fossil Centre is a museum dedicated to the palaeontological importance of the Naracoorte Caves. The caves acted as pitfall traps, dens and roosts for more than 500,000 years. The result are massive remains of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles.

Palaeontologists studied the fossils for half a century. As a result some 130 species of animals have been identified. The Fossil Centre recreates the time 200,000 years ago, when megafauna roamed the area, with reconstructions and dioramas. There were about 20 kangaroo species living in the area, today there are only four.

The museum is located at the Naracoorte National Park Visitor Centre. Originally it was a small exhibition which was part of the Visitor Center and free to visit. In 1998 the museum was vastly extended with animatronics of reconstructed extinct animals and dioramas. There are new interactive display and artificial cave passages. It is now a separate museum and not free anymore.