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Words On Wheels Naracoorte & South East Tour

This time we are heading to the South East of South Australia so as to take in the sights of the spectacular Blue Lake, Coonawarra and the World Heritage listed, Naracoorte Caves. It is a fascinating part of the country with much to see and do including time helping out on a fossil dig amongst other planned caving and nature based experiences. Once again, it has been generously supported by Study Adelaide and will cost only $260 for the 3 days of touring. All meals (except day 3 dinner), accommodation and all entrance fees are included.

Tour Includes: 2 Breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 nights accommodation (male and female rooms and bathrooms) & all fees All special dietary requirements catered throughout the tour TOUR DATE: July 10th, 11th and 12th 2015

Special Study Adelaide price: $260 per person

For more information contact Jayne —jayne@wordsonwheels.com.au or call 0414 929848 for more details

Day 1 After departing Adelaide at 8.00 am we arrive in Naracoorte to be welcomed by a representative from the Naracoorte Caves. After lunch, there will be a talk on the World Heritage management of the only site on the planet that has a continuous fossil record spanning the past 500,000 years as well as behind the scenes tour through the laboratories. Later in the afternoon we will visit the Victoria Fossil Cave. This cave is central to the World Heritage listing of the park and site of the largest deposits. We will visit the main Fossil Chamber and learn the history of the region as revealed by the fossils . We then head to the Wonambi Fossil Centre. The knowledge gleaned from the fossil deposits has been used to recreate the Naracoorte landscape, as it would have appeared 200,000 years ago. In the evening an Aussie BBQ will be provided around a bon-fire. Overnight accommodation is in very comfortable rooms located within the Naracoorte Caves National Park.

Day 2 After breakfast we visit South Australia’s second largest town – Mount Gambier. The city is set in a unique and ancient landscape of volcanic craters, lakes, sinkholes and mysterious underground waterways. A highlight will be the opportunity to walk around the famous “Blue Lake” crater as well as exploring the some amazing sink holes. Before making our way back to Naracoorte, time will be spent tasting fine wines in the famous “Coonawarra” wine region. Overnight at Naracoorte Cave National Park.

Day 3 This morning we will spend time helping in sifting of fossils. Working on the digs allows the discovery of fossil that will give a unique window on the climate, vegetation and environment of the time when these animals lived, as well as a better understanding of the evolution of the Australian fauna. After lunch we make our way back to Adelaide via the spectacular Coorong with a special few stops along the way.

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