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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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Excellent museum

Really loved this museum, it was a little out of town but well worth the effort in driving. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sandra2007
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Sydney
Wow this was just fantastic

Learnt about this one by mistake. Really a great place to see, well presented with lovely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Leanne D
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Preston, 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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“dirt road” (17 reviews)
“lark quarry” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Winton-Jundah Road, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
CONTACT
+61 7 4657 1812

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really loved this museum, it was a little out of town but well worth the effort in driving. The guide was great and the exhibits amazing. A definite place to visit in the dinosaur trail.

Thank sandra2007
Reviewed 6 days ago

Learnt about this one by mistake. Really a great place to see, well presented with lovely passionate guides who just want to share.

Thank Leanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We gave ourselves plenty of time to get there as we were told the road was very rough but it wasn't nearly as bad so we were pleasantly surprised - it is a good dirt road! The tour was very professional and informative - great...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad I had a Landcruiser as it was a very rough road going into Lark Quarry from Winton, Queensland however what I was about to experience was well worth every corrugation. Located in a new huge shed (like an A380 aircraft hanger) this excellent exhibit...More

Thank Aussie_on_the_move
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lark Quarry is a dinosaur track some 95 million years old. It shows the footprints of a large dinosaur and the panicky steps of the smaller ones--probably a potential meal. The road, about half dirt, is some 110k from Winton. Too see these footprints is...More

Thank RicardoQld
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing that we were just there where the dinosaurs roamed so many years ago. I would recommend everyone go see this place. There is a few nice walks around the surrounding area also.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really something else, 3000 95 million year old dinosaur prints preserved in mud. The three dinosaurs that made the prints are identified and pictured. It is the only dinosaur stampede recorded on earth. Wow.

Thank Whitehavengirl43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think my adult sons will be jealous as this is one place they would like to see. So different from anything else you will see on dinosaurs.

Thank Greathawks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through the walkway before one enters the Centre, one passes through eons of time - explained by information on the walls on either side of the walkway. One can picnic outside before or after the presentation and showroom visitation. The knowlege shared and the...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be detered by the partial dirt road access. The changing scenery on the way is well worth the trip anyway. Prepare to be awed by what you are seeing at the dinosaur stampede. At the National Monument Site take the short trail walk around...More

Thank pneil25
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Rumi13
Hi Dimity! If you had to choose, would it be the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry or the Dinosaur Centre in Winton? We are on time constraints.
25 April 2016|
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Response from Dimityandkids | Reviewed this property |
It depends on a number of things: - if you have kids and how old they are - what time you are travelling through (both locations have show times) - if you are driving yourself or with a tour (if by yourself the type of... More
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