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Cooper’s Country Lodge Discovery Experience

Stay on site at Cooper’s Country Lodge in the brand new air conditioned 4 star accommodation while you immerse yourself in this enlightening hands on prehistoric outback experience.

Experience a journey with local guides on the ‘Australian Giants Dinosaurs 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 you get to work with the senior Technicians, who will assist you through the processes of fossil identification and preparation. Learn to remove surrounding clay with air scribes and small tools, cleaning and consolidating bones, jig sawing and gluing bone pieces together, wet sieving/sorting sediments or look for microfossils under the microscope.

Be part of a dedicated team in preserving the prehistoric history of Outback Australia.


  • 2 nights 4 star ensuite accommodation at Cooper’s Country Lodge
  • 2 Continental breakfast hampers,1 lunch
  • Airport transfers from Eromanga (also available from Quilpie at extra cost)
  • Full day guided tour including:
    • Australian Dinosaur Giants Tour (guided tour)
    • Induction and fossil preparation training session with a senior Museum Technician(safety gear and all tools provided)
    • Touch 95 million year old dinosaur bone
    • Talk to locals as they work on removing the rock from our large collection of fossils
    • Meet Australia’s largest dinosaur ‘Cooper’ and his many ‘friends’
    • Meet the Australian megafauna, the world’s largest marsupials and lizards.
    • Discover the natural history of Outback Australia.
    • Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits

Cooper's Country Lodge Discovery Experience Package

Rates Per Person per Package
Single $400.00 per person
Twin $260.00 per person for 2 adults
Outback Family Suite - two joining studio rooms
Triple $250.00 per person for 3 adults
Quad $225.00 per person for 4 adults
Family $217.50 per person for 2 adults and 2 children
Extra Person $150.00
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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Special Notes / Conditions:

  • Family Rates applicable for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Children - Tour is not suitable for children under 12 years. Children aged 12 – 15 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Cancellation / Change Fee – Within 3 days of travel any changes or cancellations will incur 100% penalty.
  • Rates valid from 01 Apr 17
  • Due to safety reasons Management reserves the right to refuse participation in the induction
    and training session

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between megafauna fossils and dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that went extinct 64 million years ago. They grew to gigantic sizes.  They lived in a time when Australia was a very different place to what it is today, and part of the ancient landmass called Gondwana. The Eromanga dinosaurs are estimated to be 95-98 million years old and lived during the late Cretaceous.

Megafauna are the group of animals that evolved after the dinosaurs died.  They were very large marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds and went extinct about 20,000 years ago.  Some of their descendants still exist today in much smaller forms such as kangaroos, wombats, komodo dragons and crocodiles.  The Eulo megafauna lived during Pleistocene approximately 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. 

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