Exciting discoveries were made at the August 2017 Lightning Ridge Fossil Dig, when 26 AG readers joined the Australian Opal Centre and the AG Society. Findings included opalised pine cones, yabby buttons, fish and turtle bones and tantalising remnants of plesiosaurs and both herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs. Bone from two large dinosaurs – including an intriguing piece of skull – are now being studied. Other finds included a particularly well-preserved opalised elasmosaur tooth and a possible mammal tooth. Mammal teeth from the age of dinosaurs are rare in Australia, with every find resulting in new scientific information. To join us next year, click HERE.
The best off-road destination.
With major losses to the marsupials habitat, the Lumholtz’s tree kangaroo is considered a threatened species.
Australia is the world’s driest inhabited continent, yet scattered across the country among the spinifex, red dust, the ochre cliffs are hidden freshwater oases that could easily go undiscovered if you didn’t know where to look. Here’s our pick of 10 waterholes and waterfalls around Australia with which to fill up your bucket list.