Digging Up Megafauna
Learn how to dig up megafauna and microfauna with the guidance from a dedicated team of experts and museum staff. The Eromanga Natural History Museum has been running the Eulo Megafauna digs since 2011 but it is only now that we are offering the opportunity for you to book your spot on this exciting megafauna dig.
Book early to secure your position.
2018 Megafauna Dig dates
Week 1 - 6th – 10th August (arrive for dinner on 7th of August and leave after breakfast on 11th of August)
Week 2 - 12th - 16th August (arrive for dinner on 11th of August and leave after breakfast on 17th of August)
-5 day experience; 4 days digging megafauna; 5 nights at the shearers quarters
-Arrival the evening before you start digging so you can settle in, dinner provided.
-Breakfast on your day of departure
-Optional day to visit Eulo and the mud springs
-Working with ENHM field paleontologists and geologist
-Meeting the landholders of the private land where the dinosaur sites are located.
-All meals included
-All bedding and towels
-Twin shared accommodation in shearers quarters
-Morning and afternoon tea and lunch will be provided at the dig site
Our campsite - what we provide
-Comfortable twin share shearers quarters accommodation
-Fully equipped kitchen
-Camp cook will prepare all meals (you will not go hungry!)
-Hot & Cold showers
-Limited refrigeration space
-Satellite phone for emergencies
-Handheld UHF radios will be available upon request
-All bedding and towels
Our dig site - what we provide
-Digging tools and safety equipment
-Bush toilets (the ‘long drop’)
-Field marquee, tables and chairs
What you need to bring
-Personal water bottle
-Broad brimmed hat
Digging Up Megafauna - 5 days
Per Person Rates
-Adult * $2500 *
-* Minimum age 18 years.
The above rates are quoted in Australian Dollars per person. Ensure you read our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Terms and Conditions: Digging Up Megafauna
-All reservations will be held only if full pre-payment is made 1 month prior to the tour date, unless credit facilities have been previously arranged
-100% cancellation fee within 168 hours applies.
-No shows 100% cancellation fee.
-No responsibility will be accepted for adverse weather conditions.
-Confirmation email and extra program information will be sent once your booking and payment is finalised.
Discover Australian Dinosaurs
The Eromanga Natural History Museum is discovering new Australian dinosaurs in an area of Australia where they have previously never been found. Australia's South West Queensland's Channel Country is home to Australia’s largest dinosaur fossil discoveries, the 95-98 million year old Eromanga dinosaurs. These exciting new dinosaurs are some of the world’s largest dinosaurs. See more...
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Eulo Megafauna & Microfauna
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Building a Museum for Dinosaurs & Megafauna
The Outback Gondwana Foundation is working very hard to build a natural history museum so that finally you can see this yet unseen and exceptionally rare arid Australia fossil heritage.
The Eromanga Natural History Museum is a catalytic project for Australian regional development and is dedicated to realising the educational, tourism and economic potential of this internationally significant Australia fossil heritage. The museum is located just outside of Eromanga but is also near Quilpie, one of the major centres in South West Queensland's Channel Country. The first steps to develop the museum site have begun but more funding is needed. We will then be able to show you these prehistoric Australian giants in the area they were found, so you can begin to comprehend their size, their story and where they have come from.
Help us create Australian history and build the Eromanga Natural History Museum. Find out how you can help.
The Eromanga Natural History Museum is collecting, documenting and recording our arid Australian natural history, our plants and animals that have evolved since the dinosaurs and the megafauna. With the help of our modern day plants and animals we can compare them with our prehistoric plants and animals, all from the same place but from many different times throughout the prehistoric ages of Upper Murray and Lake Eyre/Cooper basins in Australia.
The Eromanga Natural History Museum will convert this mass of discovery and knowledge into scientifically proven fact. It will translate this into educational outcomes and publishable knowledge to benefit the world. We want to present this knowledge so that you can easily understand the story of this land spanning hundreds of millions of years.