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Adel’s Grove is a shady and luxuriant camping spot in the midst of some pretty dry territory.

paperbark cross-section - Adel's Grove Adel's Grove reflections

En route to the shade and water, we visited the Riversleigh Fossil World Heritage Site where fragments of the Thunderbird, a 5 metre Freshwater Crocodile and an ancient ancestor of the Gulf Snapping Turtle can be found in situ on public display.

Here’s a lower leg of the “Big Bird”, a limb cross-section of the crocodile and pieces of the turtle’s shell.

Riversleigh panorama

Thunderbird leg fossil

limb cross-section - freshwater crocodile

Freshwater chelid turtle shell fragment fossil