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Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park

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Address: Winton-Jundah Road, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
Phone Number: 61746571812
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The dinosaur trackways at the Dinosaur Stampede were formed 95 million...

The dinosaur trackways at the Dinosaur Stampede were formed 95 million years ago when outback Australia was a vastly different place. In stark contrast to the arid climate of today, the landscape was characterised by a great river plain, with towering conifers and lush vegetation interspersed with sandy channels, swamps and lakes brimming with freshwater mussels, lungfish and crocodiles. The climate was humid and cool with an average rainfall of over one metre. It was in this setting that a herd of at least 150 small, two-legged dinosaurs, including carnivorous coelurosaurs about the size of chickens and slightly larger plant-eating ornithopods, came to drink at the edge of a lake. What happened next is immortalised in stone! Over 3,300 footprints of these long-extinct dinosaurs are scattered over the rock face, stark evidence of the terror they must have experienced as they fled the scene upon the arrival of a large theropod. This snapshot of a few terrifying moments has been frozen in time, immortalising the event and making Lark Quarry Conservation Park home to the only known dinosaur stampede in the world. Truly an experience not to be missed!

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This place is a 120 km from winton. The road is mostly dirt, it is rough and at times the road trains are scary. There are no facilities on route. however to see the footprints... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a 120 km from winton. The road is mostly dirt, it is rough and at times the road trains are scary. There are no facilities on route. however to see the footprints of dinosaurs from 95 million years ago in the only captured stampede was amazing. If you like dinosaurs then this is a must. The building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all loved Lark Quarry! The dinosaur stampede is well worth the drive and just fantastic. The tour is only 45 minutes so not long considering how long it takes to get out there but still worthwhile. Definitely do this if in Winton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it so much we did the tour twice and wandered the tracks around. The road out is quite rough, but accessable by car with time, however coming back on the Diamantina Road was so much more quieter and smoother but not accessible by 2wd due to large wheel ruts. The museum is brilliant, the opening explanations and movies... More 

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1 Thank Michelle M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The children enjoyed the experience. It was not too long so they were not bored. Great staff. The road on the way in was average, the reward was more than worth it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the drive. Visited 4 years ago, was just as happy visiting this time as last. Very impressed with the changes to presentation. Australia is a very lucky country indeed. Everyone should check it out if they can.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 1 1/2 drive it was well worth it. All of the family enjoyed the whole experience from the scenery to the buildings and the tour was very interesting. Take the time to go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at this exhibition were run off their feet. But in saying this, both staff handled the situation in an exemplary manner. Unfortunately (for us) we visited this place in Queensland school holidays. We arrived at 10.30am but were only able to get tickets for the 12.00 session. The talk given by our guide (I think her name may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent exhibit of the only uncovered dinosaur stampede footprints on the planet!! To be honest, haven't heard too much about this venue or other dinosaur in the Winton region, being based in Brisbane. Excellent educational experience for children about 6 upwards. Younger ones maybe might miss the whole relevance and context. Visited on a busy day due to tourism... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our visit to Lark Quarry. Grace was our tour guide for the exhibit and we can't recommend her highly enough - she was very enthusiastic and only too happy to answer everyone's questions. Definitely worth seeing!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably only worth the drive for the keen but we loved it. Well presented and unique. Lovely setting and building. Nice walk around the jump up.

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