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Island Hopper, Issue #058,, Dinosaur Dig
April 13, 2022

April 2022: Issue #058


Welcome to Island Hopper! I hope you will discover lots about Phillip Island and the surrounding area.

Dinosaur Dig

Do you know Australia’s first dinosaur was found at Eagles Nest near Inverloch in 1903?

The Bass coastline from San Remo to Inverloch is a world-famous fossil site but is now of more local interest after local teacher and palaeontologist, Mike Cleeland, discovered the jaw of a dinosaur near Inverloch in 1990.

In conjunction with the Bunurong Environment Centre at Inverloch, Mike runs “dinosaur dig” tours of some of the fossil sites.

Tours involve not only learning about how dinosaurs roamed this area millions of years ago but are also hands-on – you can try searching for dinosaur footprints or breaking apart rocks looking for fossilised “dinosaur food”.

Click on the link below to discover more about this amazing aspect of our region.

Inverloch Dinosaur Dig

Fossilised Wood at Flat Rocks, Inverloch

Churchill Island Holiday Activities

Phillip Island Nature Parks is running a wonderful children’s program at Churchill Island Heritage Farm over the Easter school holidays.

Activities include family games on the lawn plus heritage walking tours, as well as the old favourites of cow milking, sheep shearing and working dog demonstrations.

The weather forecast is perfect for a lot of family fun!

Click on the link below to discover more...

Churchill Island Heritage Farm Holiday Activities

Phillip Island Events

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