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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
Owner description: The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s evolutionary history, in particular the discovery, conservation, and research of... more » 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! « less
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Brisbane
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Not all the world's great attractions are within easy reach of capital cities and this is certainly the case with AAOD. Halfway to the middle of nowhere lies a region with some of the best dinosaur secrets and still more discoveries being made daily. If you really wanted to take the time you can become a trained technician and help... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

What a great place, very informative, the grand kids absolutely loved it. Best to leave caravan in winton when visiting centre. As you have to unhook and leave van below attraction. Dirt road about 11klms, but in great condition.

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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We loved everything about this and it is well worth a visit. The presentation by the guides was especially first class.

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Mackay, Queensland
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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

A wonderful experience for the family - we do have older kids and they were well entertained for a couple of hours - thought the guides were hot !!. A wonderful gift by the Elliot family to find the dinosaurs and to provide the property for this wonderful attraction. Well done to all..

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place. The staff are ver knowledgable and obviously love their jobs. My two boys who are Dino mad loved it and want to go back when old enough to do the 10 day "course" and work on the fossils. I think I will too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We had a great morning here. The staff taking the two tours were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Well done.

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent, went there with my mum and my kids, which are 5 and 7. My kids loved it, especially the walking tracks, they loved looking at everything. My mum and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Guides were full of information, very interesting. Will go back another time when we are in winton. Loved it, thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, very interesting and well presented but not angled for younger children, lacked interactive displays.

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Naomi_MWinton, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this review

Hi Heather, Thank you for leaving a review. As a very new museum we are still perfecting our museum experiences and displays. At this stage of our development we rely on enthusiastic tour guides, to impart their passion for dinosaurs to all our visitors - which sometimes includes a very diverse age range. In a few more years we will... More

Moe, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Loved everything - the talks, the palaeontologist lab, the display of real dinosaur bones, the shop, the café etc, etc, need I say more!!

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Toowoomba, Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I learnt more about dinosaurs in 30 minutes than I ever knew before. The guides were extremely helpful and the show was fantastic. No you do not get room after room of fake dinosaur bones but you do see and hear about 3 real dinosaurs. The short walk to the work shed was pleasant and again the guides were very... More

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