リバースレー哺乳類化石地域

州のアウトバックエリアにあるリバースレー哺乳類化石地域はオーストラリアの哺乳類の進化の軌跡を石灰岩に埋もれた化石達が物語ります。この世界遺産地区はローン・ヒル国立公園の南東に位置し2500万年前に生息していた哺乳類の化石を良質な状態で保管されている希少な場所なのです。

化石についてもっと詳しく学ぶ:

  • 恐竜たちが実際に一生を終えた場所にそのまま横たわっているリバースレーのDサイト。この希少な歴史遺産が一般公開されているのは世界でもここリバースレーだけなんです。
  • リバースレー・化石・トレイルを歩いてみましょう。石灰岩陵の上まで登り、採掘場を一望しましょう!
  • マウント・アイザにあるリバースレー・化石センターへ訪れて、 生物地理学者の手によって化石の断片が哺乳類のかつての姿に近づいて行く様子を見学しましょう。
  • 哺乳類化石が発掘されている場所は見事な自然が残るローン・ヒル国立公園にあります。こちらも見応えがありますよ。
  • 太古の昔にタイムスリップした気分で、恐竜たちについて学んだり、アウトバックで発見された別の化石についても話を聞いてみましょう。

 

 

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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.

Abell Point Marina

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Abell Point Marina (APM) located in the heart of the Whitsundays has emerged as one of the premier boating destinations on the east coast of Australia. Having received a multi-million dollar facelift over the last five years, APM is realising its vision to be Australia's most vibrant destination marina.

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.

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.

Eungella Dam

Eungella, Mackay Area
From AU$5 - 5
Eungella Dam is a scenic lake fringed by rainforest, the ideal spot for boating and skiing with peaceful natural surrounds. Camping is by self-registration on-site. No motorbikes allowed. Fishing permits are required and can be obtained from local tackle shops and Mackay Tourism.

False Entrance Dive Site

Cairns, Cairns Area
A large bay cutting into the reef edge at Osprey Reef, which looks like another lagoon entry point, gave this site its name of False Entrance. This bay has gutters and bommies for divers to explore in depths to 30 metres, before coming to a wall that drops into the abyss.

Middlemount

Middlemount, Isaac Area
Travelling inland and south from Mackay, the small mining town of Middlemount has all the facilities of a well-maintained country town. These include a shopping centre, swimming pool, golf course, hotel, cafe, sports centre and well maintained parks and gardens.

Licuala State Forest

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Licuala State Forest boasts several enjoyable walking tracks. Enjoy the native wildlife of the area as you walk around the forest…the Ulysses butterfly, cassowaries and green tree frogs. Be sure to look upwards to enjoy the sunlight shining through the beautiful palm leaves…it's truly remarkable!

Leyburn

Leyburn, Southern Downs Area
Leyburn’s stately heritage streets roar to life each August, when thousands come to watch cars race in the Historic Motor Sprint. Stop for a beer, a yarn and some real country cooking at the historic Royal Hotel.
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