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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

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Address: Off the Winton-Longreach Road | 13k south of Winton + 11k on gravel road to The Jump-Up, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
Phone Number: 0746570712
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Description: The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s...
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s evolutionary history, in particular the discovery, conservation, and research of Australia’s dinosaurs. It is a working museum – an education resource, research facility and tourist attraction. It features:• World’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils• Most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere• Work on real, 95 million-year-old dinosaur bone fossils found in the Winton area• Spectacular views from the top of a giant mesa with striking rocky outcrops and canyons; walking trails; animal and bird life; it’s a photographer’s paradise!
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Small but well worth it. May it grow bigger!

Loved the local story of the recent find and subsequent growth in interest in dinosaurs in the region. As well as the original dinosaur bones on display. Take the Laboratory tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the local story of the recent find and subsequent growth in interest in dinosaurs in the region. As well as the original dinosaur bones on display. Take the Laboratory tour too - it was almost better than the collection room. The narration by Calvin and colleagues was great. A friend recommended it - glad we went.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed with my 2010 visit I thought I would see what was new. Wow wow wow!!! Such an important part of Australian history everyone should see. Lots of real dinosaur bones on display. The lab tour shows how the bones are prepared for display and the collection tour shows the finished product. The video showing the bones... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I initially saw this as a visit to get some nice pressies for the kids at home. I was pleasantly surprised! A beautiful building, authentically presented. Some quality souvenirs et al as well. You can only see the exhibits as part of a guided tour. I soon learnt why. The exhibition is really only one room. Buy you are treated... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit but found the tour guides were trying too hard & it was so artificial. Obviously they have a script to follow, but it was "forced". Very clean facilities. Great that this place has put Winton on the map

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Car troubles north of Winton and the RACQ in Winton came to our rescue. Not only did they fix the car but booked us into the local caravan park as well ( we had the van) the town folk were more than friendly and the town was very interesting. Thank you to Winton for a pleasantly, however unexpected stay.. Recommend... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Well worht the little off road drive to the top of the hill. A great time there. Give your self a couple of hours at least.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A very interesting presentation on dinosaurs at a very interesting location with wide views of the surrounding area. The lab tour was also well worth seeing and for those interested there is the opportunity to work in this area at certain times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

one of the highligts of our recent road trip and well worth the visit - amazing and so informative and interesting and I'm not even into dinosaurs! put it on your to do list if you're out that way you won't regret it

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The tours were very professional and informative. The staff are friendly, helpful and passionately dedicated to their work. Snakes are good and reasonably priced. Great surrounding views from the venue. The building and surrounding decor are excellent.

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Yeppoon, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place was very interesting. The presentation was to the point and not boring. The place where they work on the bones was good and the gift shop great. Staff very enthusiastic.

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