Things to do

We offer a variety of intellectual, physical and gastronomic activities! You can take one of our fossil tours and enjoy a fascinating journey back into the past to some 5 million years ago, enjoy a tasty meal/tea at the restaurant, browse our small gift shop or book an activity for your children.

Please note: No dogs allowed and no smoking in visitors centre.

Tours | Restaurant and Gift Shop | Pre-booked Activities

Guided Tours to the Dig Site with in situ 5 million year old fossils

Approximately 45 minutes

Hourly tours on weekdays:
10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00.

Weekend and public holidays hourly tour times are as follows:
10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.

It is advisable to phone to confirm the tour times and to bring a hat or umbrella. Have good walking shoes. The tour to the dig site involves an easy 250 meter walk on a gravel/sand road.

The West Coast Fossil Park Restaurant and Gift Shop

The Restaurant provides a tasty, home-cooked and baked selection of eats including burgers and toasted sandwiches, carrot cake and lemon meringue. Specials of the day may include a variety of quiches and wraps. You may also browse our gift shop where you will find some interesting local crafts and books.
mock dig activity

Pre-booked Activities

Pre-booked Activities include mock digs, make your own fossil, owl pellet dissections and more. Phone 022 766 1606 and ask for Public Programmes for further information