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Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park
Ranked #2 of 12 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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Brisbane, Australia
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Many thanks for your work”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is a brilliant attraction for people interesting in palaeontology, dinosaurs etc. Kids will love it!

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2013

The footprints of adult & baby dinosaurs SO CLEAR! Hadn't seen anything like it! And the reenactment of what happened there all those millions of years ago - brilliant!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Lucie S
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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went with the family (2 toddlers). We were the only ones on the tour. Fantastic tour guide, really friendly.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Right there for you to see”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

It is a long drive out to Larks Quarry, but worth it. The road is quite good and the kids enjoyed spotting sheep, cows, kangaroos, goannas and wedge-tailed eagles along the way. The foyer of this attraction is interactive and interesting. As we visited in 'off season' our tour group was small which was fantastic. Our guide, Gary, made the kids feel welcome and included. Seeing such an amazing part of the world's history in this dusty little bit of outback Queensland is very cool. Learning doesn't get any better or more interesting than this. There are two walks that can be done out here, one short and one medium length. Owing to the near forty degree heat we opted for the short walk and were not disappointed with the beautiful outlook. There are some shaded picnic tables but bring all food and drink with you as there is nothing available.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane Australia
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“In our backyard?”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Its hard to believe but there they are. The seven large footprints of the carnivore dinosaur, tramping down the smaller herbivore dinosaurs. It is estimated to be over 3000 small prints, some the size of chickens up to the size of an emu, all obviously blocked from escaping the 'big boy'.

The prints are well protected in a roofed area and walkways allow for perfect viewing. The guide is very knowledgeable and tells the facts in lay mans terms.
After the talk there are two walks to go on to explore the surrounding area, checking out the flora.
The views are spectacular.
Well worth the 2 hour drive to see the only dinosaur stampede so far unearthed in the world.

Visited November 2013
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