Discover the animals that lived in central Australia during the Miocene, about 8 million years ago.

Megafauna Central displays the fossils uncovered by scientists working in the Alcoota Scientific Reserve, 115 km north-east of Alice Springs.

The fossilised remains of 30 species have been discovered at Alcoota, including the world’s largest bird, Dromornis stirtoni, that weighed about 700kg; Baru iylwenpeny, an 800 kg crocodile; and Thylacinus potens, a wolf-sized version of the more recently extinct Tasmanian tiger.

Open six days per week (closed Tuesdays) and closed Good Friday and 18 December – 9 January. Free entry.

Photo: Alan & Flora Botting (CC BY-SA 2.0).