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“A must see!”

Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Winton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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!
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A must see!”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We recently visited the Age of Dinosaurs on a tour and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the laboratory area and the new Reception Building. We were amazed at the amount of work that has been, and is being carried out, in the area. The guides were very knowledgable and the views from the top of the jump-up were spectacular.

Visited August 2012
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Central Coast, NSW
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Seeing the genuine article was interesting, found the entry fees a bit overpriced for two half hour tours

Visited July 2012
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Sydney Australia
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112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Really enjoyed the tour through the preparation area. Very informative. A very good visitor centre with cafe. Interesting site on top of the messe.

Visited July 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

The age of dinosaurs was a highlight of our outback trip. The road from the highway was unsealed but easily managed by our 2 wheel drive. The new reception building is very nice and has spectacular views. The tour was divided into 2 parts -the preparation room was brilliant and so was the bones room ( not sure of its real name) was also a winner. It was a cool day (only 24C) and so did the walk down into the Gorge. Only do this if you are fit and have good balance, you need to scramble over rocks and it is steep in parts.

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Sydney, Australia
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247 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“earth shattering and mind blowing”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

A mind blowing experience when you consider the finds are adding something new to the world of palaeontology. The cost per adult is $30 - I thought it was worth the money but, if you don't, think of it as a donation for the fantastic work that is being done. It was interesting to see through the laboratory and see the work that is being done and then to see the display of Banjo, Matilda and Wade. The guide was informative and open to questions and you're free to take photos.

Visited June 2012
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