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FAQs

Got a few questions about Dig This Invercargill? No worries, we have prepared this quick break down of frequently asked questions. If you still don't have the answers you need, get in touch, the Dig This Invercargill team is always on hand to help you out.

What is Dig This?

Dig This Invercargill is New Zealand's first heavy equipment playground. Established in October 2017, Dig This Invercargill is designed to be a huge amount of fun!

Dig This let's guests live out their wildest fantasies by taking the controls of Bulldozers and Excavators themselves. Dig This Invercargill has a variety of machines onsite for you to choose from. These include three 15 Ton Diggers, one 20 Ton Digger (to smash cars), two 10 Ton Bulldozers, two five Ton Diggers, two All-Terrain Skid Steer Loaders and four 2 Ton Diggers.

Who Invented Dig This?

Dig This was founded in Colorado in 2007 by Ed Mumm.

The inspiration for Dig This came to Ed while he was operating heavy equipment whilst building his home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Dig This opened in Steamboat Springs on a wintery day in December 2007. People flocked to northwest
Colorado from around the world specifically to dig, trench, push and pile dirt at Dig This.


From the beginning, Ed always envisioned bringing his heavy metal yellow toys to Las Vegas, Nevada. Operations in Steamboat Springs wrapped up in fall 2010 to focus on the launch of Dig This Las Vegas. Fast forward six months to a fabulous Las Vegas location, an incredible team of employees, two bulldozers, three excavators and you have Dig This Las Vegas. 

Dig This Las Vegas welcomed its first two customers in early May 2011. Dig This continues to introduce the latest in recreational and corporate entertainment to visitors of Las Vegas, allowing guests the opportunity to experience the thrill and rush of playing with colossal hydraulic excavators and bulldozers.

Do we have to pre-book?

It's not compulsory to pre-book your Dig This Invercargill experience. However, Dig This Invercargill is popular!

If you want to guarantee a particular Dig This experience, date and departure time we recommend booking ahead. Bookings can be made online or you're welcome to get in touch with the Dig This team directly. We look forward to hearing from you.  

Are there any restrictions?

Dig This Invercargill does have a few participation restrictions. Please read below. 

Excluding the Mini Dig (which is for ages 5+) all Dig This Invercargill experiences are for ages 14 and above. Dig This Invercargill is not suitable for people who are unable to clearly see and/or hear the instructor commands while in the field. With the exception of the Mini Dig, Dig This Invercargill is not suitable for people with physical limitations that would prevent them from getting into and or out of the equipment without assistance.    

Do I Need A Driver's License?

No you don't. In fact, no previous driving experience is needed to participate at Dig This Invercargill. We will show you how! 

Can my friends and family watch?

Yes, of course! Bring your sisters, cousins, uncles and best friend if you’d like. The more the merrier!   

Can I Have Someone Ride In The Cab With Me?

No. For safety reasons, all machines are for one person. This includes no kids in the cab with adults. There is only one seat! 

What Do I Wear? Will I Get Dirty?

Closed toed shoes are the only clothing requirement we have. 

Feel free to wear whatever is comfortable. You might get a little gravel on your shoes…but unless you want to lie down and roll in the dirt, you’ll leave squeaky clean. 

What Are The Cancellation & Refund Policies

Full payment is due at the time of booking for all Dig This reservations.

Your Dig This reservation is fully refundable if you cancel 30 days or more in advance of your scheduled experience. 

Cancellations within 30 - 8 days of your scheduled experience date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Alternatively you can reschedule your Dig This experience for a future date at no additional cost. Your Dig This purchase is valid for up to one year from your initial purchase.

Cancellations within 7 days of your scheduled departure are non-refundable.

In the event of a cancellation by Dig This Invercargill due to weather, equipment problems, or any other unforeseen circumstances, your reservation will be refunded in full or you will be offered a credit toward a future reservation.

Is this heavy machinery training?

No. It's just plain fun!