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Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Winton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 28, 2011

Not a bad tour, but you have to drive over 100k's out of winton to see it. $11 entry fee, and all it is is footfrints in the ground. not very exciting. and make sure you double check the times. It said one thing at the Matilda Centre, but another at the actual site

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"dirt road"
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"mind boggling"
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"remote area"
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"unique experience"
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"an easy drive"
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"piece of history"
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"tour guide"
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

An amazing experience. Well worth the drive on the unsealed road... In fact it was part of the whole experience! Amazingly well set up. Great access to the hall for all including wheelchairs. So much Information delivered by someone passionate and knowledgeable. Remember to take your food, water and a hat. The morning session was great, not too hot. I imagine it would heat up fairly quickly though. Don't leave this off your itinerary!

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

After having visited the Australian Age of Dinosaur's museum in Winton, this attraction completes the picture of dinosaur discovery in the outback. Excellent tour, very informative and easy to get photos taken although you can't actually walk around the footprints. Bring your own food and drinks, there are non for sale. Check road conditions in wet weather as dirt road for last 40klms. I really enjoyed the walk around the beautiful landscape after the tour. Very picturesque mesas.

4  Thank aussietraveller70
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Reviewed July 4, 2011

We drove from Winton to Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways, which took a bit under an hour and a half in good weather. The road is dirt most of the way, but in fair to good condition when dry. The landscape is dramatic, with jump-ups or mesas providing every-changing scenery. There are picnic tables near the car park, information displays and also a short, easy walk around the site. However, the main attraction is the hall, with further displays suitable for kids in a foyer area, where you wait before your tour commences. Access to view the actual dinosaur footprints is only by taking part in a paid tour. Our guide was friendly and informative, but best of all, passionate about his subject. The footprints themselves are impressive on their own, but come to life with the guide's explanation. Of interest also is the ecologically sustainable building, which worked well in a mid-winter visit, but could be hot in mid-summer. Younger kids might get bored with the tour, however our dinosaur-mad 10 year old stayed interested throughout.

6  Thank wills68
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

Well worth the drive. Very interesting and the tour guide is very passionate about this display. We went in mid june and it was a bit cool. Take a pack lunch with you and enjoy looking over the mountains. Glad we went to see this display. There is even a lovely walk you can do after the tour.

2  Thank aussiegirl106
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