Les sites fossilifères de Riversleigh

Des fossiles retraçant l’évolution des mammifères australiens sont figés pour toujours dans le calcaire du site fossilifère de Riversleigh dans l’outback du Queensland. Ce site du patrimoine mondial est situé dans la section sud-est du Parc national de Lawn Hill et ses fossiles montrant des mammifères vieux de 25 millions d’années très bien conservés valent absolument le détour.

Pour en savoir plus sur les fossiles :

  • Etudiez-les sur place sur le site D de Riversleigh. Il s’agit de la seule partie du site qui soit accessible au public.
  • Parcourez le Riversleigh Fossil Trail qui vous emmènera tout en haut de l’affleurement calcaire qui surplombe le site D.
  • Visitez le Centre des fossiles de Riversleigh sur Mount Isa pour observer les paléontologues en plein travail, tâchant de rassembler les pièces du puzzle de l’histoire de ces fossiles de mammifères.
  • Explorez le paysage du Parc national de Lawn Hill.
  • Remontez encore un peu plus le cours du temps et découvrez les fossiles de dinosaures également découverts dans l’outback du Queensland.

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Abell Point Marina

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Explore the wonder of the Whitsundays from the award-winning Abell Point Marina. Uniquely located at the gateway to the Whitsundays, one of Australia's most prestigious and world-renowned tourism destinations.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
From AU$32 - 35
A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$53 - 215
Embark on a fascinating journey of discovery over and through the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforest. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest, gliding just metres above the pristine canopy before descending to explore the forest floor at the Red Peak and Barron Falls Rainforest Stations.

Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
From AU$32.50 - 90
Capricorn Caves is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge and even spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons.

Finch Hatton Gorge

Finch Hatton, Mackay Area
Free Entry
A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction. There are many walking tracks which weave through sub-tropical rainforest.

Bribie Island

Bribie Island, Moreton Bay Area
Naturally beautiful, Bribie Island and its surrounding waters is a true showpiece of the Moreton Bay area. Bribie is the northern-most of the islands in Moreton Bay. It's the only Queensland island connected to the mainland by bridge, allowing easy access.

Noosa Heads

Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Combine natural beauty with award-winning restaurants and a sleepy-town atmosphere and you'll get an idea of what Noosa has to offer. Listed as an official Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Noosa is home to a range of pristine natural environments - from waterways full of birdlife to rocky headlands where you can watch whales swim past.

CBD Heritage Walk

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Rockhampton is full of elegant buildings stemming from its rich merchant, maritime and gold-rush heritage. If you only have a short time and would like to capture a snapshot of Rockhampton’s history, visit one of Queensland’s premier heritage streetscapes – Quay Street.

The Summit

The Summit, Southern Downs Area
The Granite Belt village of The Summit, located off the New England Highway between Dalveen and Applethorpe (to the north of Stanthorpe) is so called due to its elevated position at more than 900 metres above sea level.

Irvinebank

Irvinebank, Mareeba Area
Old fig trees line the road into Irvinebank and provide a place of welcome. These hospitable old trees are happy to provide shade and shelter for a picnic or a cool spot of relaxation. They have also witnessed the activity of this small historic village, west of Herberton on the Atherton Tablelands.
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