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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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Australian dinosaurs are ENORMOUS

Who'd have thought that outback Queensland was the home of such gigantic beasts. Just a short drive out of Winton, the Australian Age of Dinosaur Museum has two parts. First, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Who'd have thought that outback Queensland was the home of such gigantic beasts. Just a short drive out of Winton, the Australian Age of Dinosaur Museum has two parts. First, we went to the 'Cleaning Facility' where they keep all the bones that have so far been dug up. They are kept on shelves and look like giant casts all... More 

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Tumut, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is amazing! It is also very disappointing that it is privately funded and heavily reliant on donations. Volunteers are in demand to help uncover more of Australia's history. It's also a pity the road (dirt) leading up to the top is so badly corrugated, it would be extremely difficult to get to this 'wonder' without a 4x4 drive. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Can't speak highly enough of this place - a uniquely Australian experience. Wonderful views from the mesa, and an amazing experience from start to finish. Congratulations to the creators and staff on a first-class facility. Be sure to sign up for both parts of the guided tour to get the full experience. Very impressed with guides Aiyla (laboratory) and Grace... More 

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Yeppoon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I took my 6 year old and 9 year old and they really enjoyed it. Just the view alone from the top was worth the drive to the Jump Up. I thought the presentation was well done and it was nice to see the professional touch with down to earth employees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is amazing! It's informative, interactive and will make you want to quit your job and become a paleontologist! An absolute must for any traveler heading to Winton.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Well worth the drive off the main road! Beautiful landscape and some excellent photo opportunities. Recommend it to anyone but especially those with children.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our family of 5 with 15, 13 and 8 year old children visited on our way home to Darwin. It was very interesting and informative and for our 8 year old completely amazing. The staff and tour guides were lovely and friendly and very knowledgeable. It was a great experience that we are so glad we didn't miss. Our 8... More 

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central queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic, up close and personal experience like nothing else. The centre has been set up really well with plenty of opportunities to learn from the researchers. Great no frills exhibitions and animations, personal explanation and the chance to participate in excavations and reconstruction of 95 million years old giants. Great for kids too. The real thing, truly amazing. Can't... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

yep that's what I thought... There are no, nor ever having been dinosaurs in Australia... Blah blah blah... But I will go along for the ride ... For the kids... But I am truly converted, I had no idea!! OMG!! This place is fantastic.. A must to visit! Take the time.. A lot of time cause you will need it.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Australia leading the world in volume of material. The next 10 year will be very exciting especially if the big building gets under ways. The view from the cafe is totally unique with striking architecture and great connection to the outside sitting area with a 60 mile view off the escarpment. Don't be lazy and drive the car to the... More 

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