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Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park

Winton-Jundah Road, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
+61 7 4657 1812
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Fantastic well worth the drive!

60km of gravel but an easy drive if you're use to it. Some sealed parts for over taking. The museum... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2017
Janey_oz
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Brisbane, Australia
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Very interesting

We chose the 2 attraction deal which gave us access to Lark Quarry as well as the Australian Age of... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
HahndorfWalkingTours
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Hahndorf
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Winton-Jundah Road, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

60km of gravel but an easy drive if you're use to it. Some sealed parts for over taking. The museum was great. We got there at 10am and there was 10:15 tour (school holidays - they might have added extra!) a bit tricky buying our...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We chose the 2 attraction deal which gave us access to Lark Quarry as well as the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum. It was well worth going to both. The stampede 'mystery' is one not really solved yet so go along and make up your...More

Thank HahndorfWalkingTours
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Imagine seeing thousands of Dinosaur footprints right before your eyes. Amazing. Stupendous. Fossilised footprints approx 95 million years old. The storyof its duscovery is equally amazing. One does not need to be a Paleontologist to appreciate one's fortune to witness this site. The site and...More

Thank Peter G
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

What an interesting time at Lark's Quarry with Grace our guide. Did a great job explaining the Great Stampede trackway & dispelling the myth of it being a river crossing

Thank Ken C
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

It is worth the long and dusty drive out here to see and experience something from so many millions of years ago. The road out of Winton begins with bitumen but then turns into a dirt road with intermittent bitumen areas to overtake. The road...More

Thank Georgia K
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

If you are spending two days in Winton, buy a pass for the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry and the Age of Dinosaurs about 20 km from Winton. The Dinosaur Stampede is ll0 km SW of Winton, mostly along a graded road of brilliant ochre...More

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Outback Australia showing its spectacular best. Well worth the dirt road drive. Best to stay in Winton and go for the day. Observing the footprints makes you feel so insignificant in the scheme of life... incredible to see!

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

The trip is long and bumpy but you forget that the moment you arrive. What a unique, wonderful, treasured site. We are so lucky to have this within Australia and to be able to access it. I cannot recommend a visit highly enough.

Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

We were so excited to finally have the opportunity to visit Lark Quarry. It has been on our bucket list for a very long time. We have heard so much about it! The pre-tour film was very informative & then the tour of the display...More

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

A great drive out where you can experience the real outback before stepping back 95 million years into the age of dinosaurs. It is amazing to see over 3000 dinosaur footprints in an area the size of a tennis court. Truly amazing that you are...More

Thank GM092
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