The South Gippsland Conservation Centre offers these guided tours and we jumped at the chance to join.
We started off with an information session at Inverloch's Bunurong Environment Centre, before driving ourselves to the local dig site at The Caves, which I had briefly visited on my Bunurong Coastal Drive a few months ago.
We started by clearing a section around the edge of a large rockpool, then tipping water over the coal-filled rock. Hammers were used to chip away at pieces of rock, in the hope of finding something of interest.
Petrified trees could be seen embedded in the rocky seabed...
The Dinosaur Dreaming crew have relocated and now have an annual dig near Cape Otway and at an inland site near Koonwarra. This site at Flat Rocks/The Caves is open to the public, but is part of Bunurong Marine park, so check with DD or the Environment Centre before you head there with your hammer and bucket.
Where: The Esplanade, Inverloch
When: Fri-Mon 10am-4pm
How Much: FREE to visit the beach on your own
Related post: Bunurong Coastal Drive