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Getting Here

 

Eromanga is in Australia's South West Queensland, Channel Country and is just a few hours flight and a short drive or an easy two day drive from capital cities.

Eromanga is the largest town in the Cooper Basin. The Cooper Basin, and the overlying Eromanga Basin, host Australia’s largest and most prolific producing onshore oil and gas development. Eromanga is one of the oldest towns in the history of Queensland, gazetted in March 1879. Throughout its long history it has become famous for its boulder opal fields, pioneering pastoral families and properties, gas & oil, the Guinness Record Steve Fossett ‘Spirit of Freedom’ solo balloon flight landing site, and now to add to the list Eromanga is famous for being the home to Australia’s largest dinosaurs.

Road Trips

The Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) is located in South West Queensland, Australia, and 2.8kms south of Eromanga on the Mt Margaret Road. Entrance to the museum is a left hand turn off the Mt Margaret Road into Dinosaur Drive.

If you are driving north from Thargomindah on the Cooper Development Road, turn right after the grid just before Eromanga, onto Mt Margaret Road.

If you are driving west from Quilpie on the Cooper Development Road turn left at the Eromanga Royal Hotel and then turn left again onto the Mt. Margaret Road before the grid outside of the town.

There are fully sealed roads from all directions to the museum, with 500m of well-formed all weather gravel road on Dinosaur Drive, the museum driveway. Please check the road reports if you are unsure of road closures and drive to the road/weather conditions.

Please check the road reports if you are unsure of road closures and drive to the road/weather conditions, Stay on Track Outback.

www.stayontrackoutback.qld.gov.au
www.outbackqueensland.com.au/road-safety
www.bom.gov.au/qld

For road conditions information:
Quilpie Shire website
Quilpie Visitor Centre 07 4656 0540
RACQ Road conditions
Qld Government Department of Transport and Main Roads

For vehicle maintenance, tyres and repairs and towing service:
G&T Mechanics, 15 Boonkai Street, Quilpie, Qld 4480
Phone: (07) 4656 2380
Mobile: 0497 852 237 (Zac)

For RACQ towing service:
131905 (Michael Thompson)

Eromanga Police 07 4656 4836

Flights

Eromanga Airport (5 mins drive from the museum)

Private Chartered Tours– Free airport transfer via museum mini-bus for booked museum tours, if you are landing at the Eromanga Airport. 3G mobile phone coverage at the airport and the Eromanga area.

The 1499m long x 18m wide airstrip is under 2kms from the museum and 2.63km south of Eromanga. The Eromanga airstrip was fully sealed in 2010 with solar runaway edge lights and 6ft security fencing all around the airport reserve. The aerodrome has a small covered seating area and rain water tank. The strip is long enough to land a Dash 8, but before landing larger planes or beginning your flight please refer to the Aerodrome Operation Support Pty Ltd, Eromanga Aerodrome May 2016 Information Sheet prior to departure.

Quilpie Airport (1 hour drive from the museum)

Regional Airlines – REX flights from Brisbane to Quilpie airport, 1 hours’ drive from the museum.
Brisbane to Quilpie – Monday and Thursday depart 07.55 arrive 11.40

Quilpie to Brisbane – Tuesday and Friday depart 13.35 arrives 17.15

ENHM mini-bus airport transfer from Quilpie Airport to the museum.
Booking for the bus are made through the Eromanga Natural History Museum
Ph: 07 4656 3028
Email: info@enhm.com.au

Charleville Airport (3 hours drive from the museum)
Qantas Link – Flights from Brisbane to Charleville return to Brisbane daily to connect with other Australian and overseas flights.

Charter Flights
Charleville - South West Air Service can fly up to 5 people from Charleville airport to Eromanga airport. Prior bookings essential at the Flight Deck Café Also agents for Budget Hire Cars.
Email: admin@swas.net.au Phone: 07 4654 3033 (Peter or Alan)

Hire Car

Charleville Airport, South West Air Service agents for Budget Hire Cars. Contact details:
Email: admin@swas.net.au
Phone: 07 4654 3033 (Peter or Alan)

Red Country Real Estate agents for Avis Cars Rentals
Phone: 07 4654 2737 (Donna)
Email: charleville@stromben.avis.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Holotype?

A holotype is a valuable original specimen that describes a new species.  It is a term used to describe a specimen that is the first known of its kind anywhere in the world.  A holotype can be any type of fossil, and it serves as the name-bearer of the species.  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.  These are rare and exciting discoveries, which help fill important gaps in the fossil record. 

Every animal and plant that is scientifically described is represented by a holotype.  If a scientist wishes to study the unique traits of a species, it is usually the holotype specimen they study.  The holotypes are the crown jewels of any museum collection.  These priceless specimens need to be stored and conserved at standards that meet the Code of International Zoological Nomenclature.


 
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