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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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Great insight into the age of Dinosaurs

We visited this venue as part of a guided tour. What a wonderful look at an Australian landscape 95 million years ago. We were introduced to volunteers who patiently chip away... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this venue as part of a guided tour. What a wonderful look at an Australian landscape 95 million years ago. We were introduced to volunteers who patiently chip away at bone fragments and who (in some cases) keep coming back year after year to assist. Our guide was entertaining and informative. Definitely a must if you are visiting... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Cannot be missed: a place to learn so much about the natural history of the place. Trip out is easily managed in dry weather, but the bus trip out is also worth it.

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Winton, Queensland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I am collecting dinosaur coins for my six grandchildren. There are five dinosaurs in the set. Only one to go. I collected my coins from the Age of Dinosaurs site. Some proceeds go to this exceptional experience in outback Queensland.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It use to be thought that there were no dinosaus in Australia. So much information is available now on all the discoverys and "Australian Age of Dinosaus" brings it all together and is an amazing place. To be able to get up close and talk to the people that are extracting the fossils from thew surounding rock was so interesting.... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was an amazing place with a real behind the scenes, informative tour. My son (a future palaeontologist) was blown away at all the interesting artefacts. We all walked away with something we didn't know before arriving. Beautiful views of the surrounding area. A must see/do while in Winton

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our travels were based around the dinosaur activities in Winton. The drive to the museum really reminded that you were in the outback. The view from the jump-up where the building is goes forever. the staff and the tour make for an very interesting hour or so. There is a café - don't drink the coffee - have one before... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

(visited April 2014) I was a traveller staying in Winton for 3 months. In this time I visited AOD - it was so good! Informative and interesting of how the dinosaur's walk of life throughout time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone passing through Winton :o)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An unparalleled jewel in the science world . Engaging for all walks of life and ages . The speakers are Dr's , and extraordinarily knowledgeable . The Track Ways have to be on your life bucket list . Don't miss it . The building housing the trackway is an engaging architectural delivery equal to the task of competing with trackways... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I would describe this as a 'boutique' museum -very specialised as the displays are entirely focussed on the 3 famous dinosaurs found in the area, Banjo, Matilda and Elliott. So while small, the two tours are fascinating, giving an insight into what it is like do excavate and dig up dinosaur remains. The guides who gave the tours were enthusiastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After travelling along a short stretch of dirt road you arrive at the Age of Dinosaurs Centre. This proved to be a very interesting place to understand and know more about dinosaurs in Australia. Our family really appreciated the knowledge gained. The area reminded me so much of Arizona in the USA. My only two criticisms would be the way... More 

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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
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Winton

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