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Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail Master Plan

The Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail master planning will take approximately one year and will include engagement with Bass Coast community and various stakeholders. Public consultation schedule will be announced and shared over media vehicles closer to the launch date.

What and How

The Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail peels back the layers of earth, life and time over millennia and re-imagines them in a contemporary setting.

Council is working with consultants, stakeholders and engaging with community groups in creating a Master Plan that celebrates and educates users about the

uniqueness of polar dinosaur fossils, their history and the prehistoric fauna found in the region.


Amplify the Bass Coast region’s pre-historic heritage and to elevate it as a unique and exciting tourism destination.


An experience of dinosaur discovery, learning and creativity. A journey that links together history, community, culture and environment


Aims and About the Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail

Bass Coast has the most diverse range of polar dinosaur fossils and unique prehistoric fauna in the world!

Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail will offer cultural, educational, sensory and curatorial creative responses on selected sites.

While the Dinosaurs Trail will be a journey, there are six sites that are in the process of being identified. These are located from San Remo to Inverloch, where the polar dinosaurs roamed.

It is a community-led major project managed by Council, along with multiple partners including Parks Victoria, Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning, dinosaur researchers and scientists and a diverse range of community organisations.

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation has been engaged since early master planning for the Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail, and we acknowledge that this commitment is fundamental. Through this project, we aim to continue nurturing this relationship, and find adequate opportunities to transmit and safeguard Bunurong cultural heritage and cultural values.

The Dinosaurs Trail is a theme that runs through the Parks Victoria Yallock-Bulluk Marine Coastal Park – two different initiatives with great synergies.

The trail will offer a key visitor experience where visitors can step in and out of the Dinosaurs Trail experiences on offer and interact with local business and accommodation offerings in the region.

The master plan document will serve to advocate through regional tourism, State and Federal Government to fully fund the project.

Frequently Asked Questions

The below documents provide the answers to some frequently asked questions, about the Project and about Bass Coast's dinosaurs.

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