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Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail Masterplan

The creation of the Masterplan will take approximately one year and will include consultation with the community and stakeholders.

Project Aims

  • To develop a world class experience of learning and creativity integrated with the local environment
  • Elevate Bass Coast as a year round tourism destination
  • Provide a unique attraction by drawing on the significance of the region’s prehistoric heritage
  • To educate residents and visitors about the diversity of polar dinosaur fossils and prehistoric fauna found in the region
  • To transport visitors back 125 million years via an immersive storytelling experience sharing scientific value and cultural memories.
  • The project will see the commission and installation of significant artworks and informational sites located along the route
  • Bass Coast Dinosaurs Trail will intersect at key points with the Yallock-Bulluk Marine Coastal Park

About the Project

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

  • The trail will offer a key tourism 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
  • We will advocate through regional tourism, State and Federal Government to fully fund the project
  • It is a community-led major project managed by Council, along with multiple partners including Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria, Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning, dinosaur researchers and scientists and a diverse range of community organisations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Media Coverage

Image courtesy of Destination Gippsland