Dinosaur & Megafauna Digs

Dig Tours & Packages

We offer a range of dinosaur dig experiences to suit all skill levels whether this be your first time or a repeat experience. Choose to immerse yourself in the world of megafauna or visit the latest dinosaur dig site with our dedicated team of experts and museum staff!

Dinosaur Dig Experience with ENHM

Learn how to dig up dinosaurs at our latest dig under the guidance of our dedicated team of experts and museum staff.

Megafauna Dig Experience

Learn how to dig up megafauna and microfauna with the guidance from a dedicated team of experts and museum staff.

Sunset at Cooper's Country Lodge

Stay three nights at Cooper’s Country Lodges. Take a tour and learn the processes of fossil identification/preparation.

Dinosaur Dig Experience

Learn how to dig up dinosaurs under the guidance of our dedicated team of experts and museum staff. The Eromanga Natural History Museum has been running the Eromanga dinosaur digs since 2007. Now you can book your spot on this exciting dinosaur dig. Our small group digs give you a very specialised experience.

2022 DINOSAUR DIG NOW BOOKED OUT

2023 Eromanga Dig dates

Week 1 – 18th – 24th May (arrive for dinner on Thursday 18th May and leave after breakfast on Wednesday 24th May)
Week 2 – 25th May – 31st May (arrive for dinner on Thursday 25th May and leave after breakfast on Wednesday 31st May)

Dinosaur Dig Experience with ENHM

7 Day/6 Night Experience includes:

  • 6 nights at the shearers quarters – twin share accommodation (share facilities)
  • All meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, 5 morning teas, 5 afternoon teas)
  • 5 full days digging for dinosaurs working alongside ENHM field palaeontologists and geologists
  • Personal meeting with the private landholders of the dinosaur dig sites locations
  • Day visit to a new dinosaur site or the ENHM (time and weather permitted)

2023 Dinosaur Dig Experience Rates

Per Person Rates

Adult* $3,200

*Minimum age 18 years. The above rates are quoted in Australian Dollars per person. Ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before booking.

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2022 Megafauna Dig Experience

Learn how to dig up megafauna and microfauna under the guidance of our dedicated team of experts and museum staff. The Eromanga Natural History Museum has been running the Eulo Megafauna digs since 2011. Now you can book your spot on this exciting megafauna dig. Our small group digs provide a very personalised experience.

WEEK 1 2022 NOW BOOKED OUT

2022 Megafauna Dig dates

Week 1 – 5th – 11th August (arrive for dinner on Friday 5th August and leave after breakfast on Thursday 11th August)
Week 2 – 12th – 18th August (arrive for dinner on Friday 12th August and leave after breakfast on Thursday 18th August)

Megafauna Dig Experience

7 Day/6 Night Megafauna Dig Experience includes:

  • 6 nights at the shearers quarters – twin share accommodation (share facilities)
  • All meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, 5 morning teas, 5 afternoon teas)
  • 5 full days digging for dinosaurs working alongside ENHM field palaeontologists and geologists
  • Personal meeting with the private landholders of the dinosaur dig sites locations
  • Day visit to Eulo and the Mud Springs (time and weather permitting)

Megafauna Dig Experience Rates

Per Person Rates

Adult* $3,000*

* Minimum age 18 years. The above rates are quoted in Australian Dollars per person. Ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before booking.

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Dinosaur Insider’s Package

Stay on site at Cooper’s Country Lodge in our air-conditioned 4 star accommodation for this fully immersive hands-on experience.

Join our expert guides on the Australian Dinosaur Giants Tour. Touch a 90 million year old Dinosaur Bone, meet ‘Cooper’ Australia’s largest Dinosaur and learn about the mega beasts that came after the dinosaur’s extinction. After lunch, work alongside senior technicians, who will guide you through the processes of fossil identification and preparation.

  • Learn to remove surrounding clay with air scribes and small tools
  • Clean and consolidate bones
  • Jig saw and glue bone pieces together
  • Have a go at wet sieving and sorting sediments
  • Look for microfossils under the microscope

Be part of our team dedicated to preserving the prehistoric history of Outback Australia.

Sunset at Cooper's Country Lodge

3 Day/2 Night Package inclusions:

  • 2 nights ensuite accommodation at Cooper’s Country Lodge
  • 2 continental breakfast hampers and 1 lunch voucher at the 4th Trochanter Café **
  • Airport transfers from Eromanga (also available from Quilpie at extra cost)
  • Full day activities at ENHM including:
    • Australian Dinosaur Giants Tour (guided tour)
      • Touch 95 million year old dinosaur bone
      • See Australia’s largest dinosaur ‘Cooper’ and his many ‘friends’
      • See Australian megafauna, the world’s largest marsupials and lizards
      • Discover the natural history of Outback Australia
    • Induction and fossil preparation training session with a senior museum technician (safety gear and all tools provided)

**Own arrangements for dinner.  You may use our butlers pantry and barbecue to prepare meals or dine at our local hotel in Eromanga

Dinosaur Insider’s Package Rates

Studio

Single $550 pp
Twin $400 pp

Outback Family Suite (two joining studio rooms)

Triple $390 pp
Quad $370 pp
Extra Person $250 pp

Subject to room availability, pre-booking is essential
The above rates are quoted in Australian Dollars (are subject to change without notice). Ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before booking.

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