Central Australia was home to some of the planet’s most unique megafauna including the world’s largest flightless bird, the world’s largest crocodile and the world’s largest wombat. The Alcoota Fossil Beds are located approximately 200km North East of Alice Springs, the site is one of three known vertebrae fossil sites in the Northern Territory. The fossil beds are a unique occurrence of well-preserved and often rare vertebrae fossils that are approximately 8 million years old.
The fossils unique collection is on display, in the heart of the Todd Mall Alice Springs, through the collaboration between the NT Government and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
Megafauna Central, operated by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, is a display and exhibition centre that showcases the unique megafauna of Central Australia, of the Miocene epoch era, providing a fantastic experience for visitors and locals. Megafauna Central provides an educational experience on how these prehistoric animals may have looked at the time.
To find out more and check opening times visit http://www.magnt.net.au/alcoota