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Riversleigh Fossil Fields

Address: Boodjamulla National Park, Queensland, Australia
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Nürnberg
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

the geology is awesome, but not spectacular to behold. I rather enjoyed the view across the landscape... and I will not forget the story of the Lady who broke up a cattle muster by wandering to take photos.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took a guided tour from Adel Grove in hope of learning a lot about the Fossil fields and the area. Geoff the guide was great with his knowledge of the area and history but it could not make up for the lack of fossil left. I suggest if you driving by stop and have a look but don't spend... More

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Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see destination. We took our on road caravan from Gregory Downs to Adels Grove. No problems with the gravel road. We did day trips to Lawn Hill. There are excellent information panels about the flora and fauna. Then we hired a double canoe for $50 for 2 hours. We paddled to the Indarri Falls. You could... More

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Tweed Valley NSW
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131 reviews 131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Forget the Fossil Fields for a while..... do yourself a favour and walk/drive or better still canoe up to the Indarri Falls. Park, walk past explanatory displays down to the river bank to the canoe hire. A simple canoe trip turned into one of the most magnificent natural sights I've ever seen anywhere. When you turn the corner of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Being an amateur paleontologist I was looking forward to this visit. Very disappointed at what actually saw. The tour (by a guide who doubles in the bar at night) started in a constructed "cave" with models of some of the earlier megafuana on the walls. Here we were given the background of the various finds and also the various different... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

There is so much for all of us to learn about the fossil fields and the Dinosaurs, this venue is just the start of your tour through the Dinosaurs area, and well worth having a guide to point out the fossils.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It is an easy walk round the site and there is lots of information about the many fossils. We are not experts in fossils by any means but enjoyed learning about this amazing place.

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Australia
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28 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a return visit after saying back in 1986 we must return! Here in 2013 the natural beauty remains but there is now a large impressive Ranger building and toilet facilities. We enjoyed a walk to Duwadarri lookout followed by a canoe trip to the Indarri Falls. There is something magical about Boodjamulla National Park. Hopefully it's not harmed... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Taking a two hour trip by canoe down the gorge is just wonderful. Scenery spectacular. After about 30 mins you reach the Indarri Falls and a lovely swimming hole. Spend time here or drag your canoe along a short walk to the next gorge. $50 for a double canoe for two hours. The walks are also very good, we did... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Easy walk around the rocks to see fossilised bones still in the rocks. Well kept, tidy and a fantastic view of the sprawling surrounds.

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