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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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Another Western QLD Must Do

We travelled up from Jundah after a Birdsville visit to avoid doubling up on the 100 km drive from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KeenPhotographer-11
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Brisbane, Australia
Better and better

First time we visited I expected to have to squint, tilt my head to the side and use my imagination... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willhamm
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Darwin, Australia
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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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+61 7 4657 1812
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Reviewed yesterday

We travelled up from Jundah after a Birdsville visit to avoid doubling up on the 100 km drive from Winton. The NP display is first class and a must do. Very friendly and passionate staff. Pleased that the QLD government has committed to this project.

Thank KeenPhotographer-11
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time we visited I expected to have to squint, tilt my head to the side and use my imagination to see a footprint. That wasn't the case. The tour now starts with a short film and explanation of what you will see and the...More

Thank Willhamm
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great attraction to visit whilst in Winton. Very informative and well managed. Apart from the stampede there are some short walk around the complex. Certainly worth a visit and you can purchase tickets for this venue, the museum and the Waltzing Matilda Centre. Good value.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great display of the Dinosaur stampede but that was all it was. It would have been great if they had dinosaurs statues showing how it happened. It was good but could have been great.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the National Museum in Winton first, this was marketed as the add on you have to do - seeing 3,300 footprints, so off we went... Is it worth the 250 klm round trip from Winton - the jury is out but probably leaning...More

Thank Charlotte J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second time to visit the place, first time was over a year ago. Video presentation is better this time, they have added few usefull information. Staff very accomodating and funny. Clean toilets. Beautiful walk around the venue. The long drive from the town might...More

Thank Jasper6678
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Age of Dinosaurs I headed off to the Dinosaur Stampede National Monument. I was amazed to hear that this is the only actual evidence of a dinosaur stampede on the planet !!!. The preservation of the footprints is something to see for...More

1  Thank 273_Sully
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I take my hat off to David Elliot, what a wonderful legacy he is leaving for mankind. Lark was so interesting and so well presented. Once again I congratulate staff. Grace and Karen were on duty when we visited, a couple of 'Jills of all...More

Thank rambell2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

I had no idea about this place and we were blown away. It was an incredible experience to see these footprints. A must do!

Thank Robbie S
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Loved every moment including the drive there and back. The enthusiasm of our guide brought it all to life and the footprints were amazing. Incredible they were left for ten years before Brisbane Museum did anything - a stark reminder about how hard it is...More

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