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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Off the Winton-Longreach Road | 13k south of Winton + 11k on gravel road to The Jump-Up, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Winton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

If you've only time to do one of the many attractions in the Winton/Longreach region this is the one. The staffs enthusiasm is infectious & this a living breathing operation that is constantly evolving, changing & adding to our knowledge of this time long ago.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Your tour is in 2 parts - one focusing on the lab - extracting bone from rock and the bones vary from pea size to over a metre for a femur. Providing the background story to how the fosile were found, how they are extracted from the ground - earth and rock and then how the bone is removed with... More

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one of the most amazing places I have been to. Found it really informative and educational all at the same time. Tour guides are very passionate about their dinosaurs and know exactly what they are talking about. It was fascinating to hear all about Banjo and Matilda and we are incredibly lucky to have something like this discovered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum was amazing and excitingly is right at the heart of current research. The level of knowledge and passion in the staff was amazing.

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Bluff, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Found this really interesting. To see how the bones are found, preserved and then revealed is wonderful. Then to see the finished display is well worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A well run and interesting experience. Nice scenery, and a very worthwhile encounter. The staff were exceptionally enthusiastic.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Absolutely incredible displays and tour. Only place in the world you can touch genuine dinosaur bones.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was great amazing so much to do great people told lots of info would totally recommend to any one

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Tewantin, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

For everyone, not just those with kids. Were else will you get to touch real dinosaur bones. Most informing, presenters well knowledged.Go early and spend the morning. Wouldn't want to say much more except the bones are unique to Qld. So even those who thought they knew everything might be suprised by the new species discovered. Most amasing surrounding landscape-... More

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Wellington Point
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had no real notion at all of what existed here. Gravel road in was an easy drive, and the images and information gained were superb. Spent the first half hour viewing the many samples of fossils obtained from the surrounding plains, with opportunity to talk to some of the volunteers working on cleaning the bones etc. Was amazed to see... More

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