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Flinders Discovery Centre

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Address: 37 Gray St, Hughenden, Queensland 4821, Australia
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+61 7 4741 2970
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great value well curated

Great range of locally sourced fossils and rocks. Really well done video show of the history of the geology of the town and fossil formation. Great old shearing shead display very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fizzyj
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great range of locally sourced fossils and rocks. Really well done video show of the history of the geology of the town and fossil formation. Great old shearing shead display very Australian. Worth a stop and look.

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Thank Fizzyj
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Gday Fizzyj We are glad you enjoyed our vast collection in the Centre. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Hughenden, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I've been to the Centre a couple of times and taken friends and family with me, and it's wonderfully informative every time. The video on the formation of Porcupine Gorge is great to watch prior to going out there so you actually have some idea about what you're looking at! The fossils are interesting to see and there are many... More 

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FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Gday jrwells6 Thanks for your repeated visits. Its lovely to have you bring along your friends and family. We look forward to you coming again. More 

Tennant Creek, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I think it's the smallest of the museum's on the dinosaur trail, but it is still worth a look. The Muttaburrasauras is very cool.

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Thank Kylie S
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Gday Kylie S Thankyou for visiting the Flinders Discovery Centre in Hughenden. We think Hughie the Muttaburrasauras is very cool as well! More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This small country town is amazing. My husband and I attended at the Flinders Discovery Centre on a Sunday morning. We were so happy that it was open as low season is approaching. We were greeted by very friendly staff who immediately provided us with information about the Centre and what was on offer. After mooching through the shop area... More 

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Thank Ozzmo1962
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Gday Ozzmo1962, Thank you for your kind review. We have amazing Volunteers who work on Sundays so it is lovely for them to get great response for there hard work and dedication they give to us, throughout the years. Enjoy your travels and see you next time. More 

Cooktown, Australia
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135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited early morning on opening but young lady did not want to engage very much or give advice about district tourist spots Disappointing

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Thank 87Fran87
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you didn't have a positive experience. Apologies from the team, and we hope that you come back again so we can leave you with a better impression. More 

Cairns, Australia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visited today with our young family, our children are 4 and 6. This museum has an impressive display of fossils and gemstones, with plenty of information about dinosaurs, geology and local history. The staff member at the counter was extremely polite and helpful. The kids had a great time in the children's area, I was wondering if we'd be... More 

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Thank Liz8154
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thankyou Liz8154 for you lovely feedback! Spread the word to your Travel buddies about your wonderful experience you had here at the Flinders Discovery Centre. We look forward to seeing you some time in the future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good information centre with helpful staff who were able to give info on the town as well as Porcupine Gorge. Enjoyed the displays of fossils as well as the videos on both the local area and the formation of the gorge.

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Thank CecilyJohn
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks CecilyJohn for your kinds words. Please tell all your travel buddies of you wonderful experience here at the Flinders Discovery Centre. More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Cheap entry with excellent presentation of diverse historical material. Impressive collection of material and lots to keep the kids entertained. Friendly staff. would highly recommend.

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Thank David D
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the great thumbs up David D. By the next time you visit, we hope to have even more for you to see! More 

Townsville, Australia
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173 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A complete dinosaur skeleton in the display was a lovely surprise! The staff were friendly and very helpful!

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Thank Leanne1364
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

Gday Leanne1364 Hughie is very cool and he surprises a lot of people coming through the doors. Thanks for your visit and see you next time! More 

ACT
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142 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Not expensive entry so you should give it a visit. Extensive display of fossils and rocks. Learn more about the shearers of the area and the dinosaurs.

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Thank HAMACT
FDCTourismofficer, Tourism Officer at Flinders Discovery Centre, responded to this review

We try to cater to a wide range of interests, so glad to see you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for the review. More 

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