Professor Flint is a singing palaeontologist with a story to tell and he will be telling it at the 2018 Capricorn Caves Fossil open day!

It is our story as Australians. It is the prehistoric story of this ancient land from the very first signs of life, to now.

It is a story that includes the first evidence of an animal with a head and a brain from the hills of the Flinders Ranges… Our own amazing Australian dinosaurs found amongst the flatlands of Winton… And the giant wallabies and wombats, scissor-toothed possums, and other members of the mega-fauna family in such places as the Capricorn Caves.

Professor Flint has been digging up fossils since he first found an old fossilised sea-shell on the sands of a Dundee beach in Scotland.

Since arriving in Australia as a young child, he has come to know, understand and help tell the extraordinary tale of Australia’s prehistoric past through tunes, stories and performances across Australia.

The Prof has released two albums of tunes, “Dinosaurs Down Under”, and “Dinosaurs Amongst Us!” Prof Flint is delighted to be able to return to Capricorn Caves for it’s annual Fossil Open Day, having visited and explored it’s delightful and fascinating fossil history late in 2017.

If you would like to learn more about our Fossil Open day you can see the event here on Facebook


Its a free event where children are able to dig, sort & sieve for real fossils, there will be a range of activities for children as well as entertainment & giveaways

Children are free on fossil & Cathedral cave tours all day, but ensure you book to avoid missing out!

There is also a sausage sizzle with all proceeds going to the Caves rural fire service