Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Australian Age of Dinosaurs
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s evolutionary history, in particular the discovery, conservation, and research of Australia’s dinosaurs. It is a working museum – an education resource, research facility and tourist attraction. It features: • World’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils • Most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere • Dinosaur Canyon walk with life-size bronze dinosaurs • Work on real, 95 million-year-old dinosaur bone fossils found in the Winton area • Spectacular views from the top of The Jump-Up (Australia's first International Dark-Sky Sanctuary) with striking rocky outcrops and canyons; walking trails; animal and bird life; it’s a photographer’s paradise!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive The Jump-Up Dark-Sky Sanctuary, Winton, Queensland 4735 Australia
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Susan S
Noosa Heads, Australia1,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found this tour to be very interesting. The tour was 1.5 hrs. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. It really is wonderful how they moved the creek bed and now can be viewed by the public. Didn’t have the time for the other tour but certainly worth a visit.
Written 18 June 2024
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Thank you for your feedback, 430SusanS430! It's wonderful to know you appreciate the efforts put into making the Snake Creek tracksite accessible to the public. We hope you can take part in the Museum's other tours on your next visit!
Written 18 June 2024
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Puppycatbrisvegas
Melbourne, Australia294 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were here in 2020 and they were building new exhibits so we had to come back to check them out. They have an undercover dinosaur stampede area which was a bit disappointing after our visit to Lark Quarry stampede which has much more detail in the footsteps of the dinosaurs. The staff member we had on our tour was a bit abrupt. All is all is still very good place to visit.
Written 17 June 2024
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Thank you for returning to visit us again and for your feedback, Puppycatbrisvegas. We're sorry to hear the new exhibition didn't meet your expectations and that your tour experience was less than ideal. We appreciate your input and will use it to improve our offerings. Despite this, we're glad you still find us a worthwhile place to visit.
Written 18 June 2024
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Debbie S
Melbourne, Australia239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This was a fascinating day. The Fossil Workshop showing a bit of history of the finds and actually watching the people cleaning the fossils. Tennyson gave a comprehensive talk on further history and fossils found to date. Daniel then drove us to the Dinosaur Canyon. All tour guides were excellent. We found the 4 hours very interesting & informative. Better than what I thought. Great day out. Highly recommend.
Written 11 June 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind words, A4367APdebbies! Our team takes great pride in providing informative and engaging experiences and we're delighted to know we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 11 June 2024
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AU LC
Brisbane33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Not gonna lie, when we saw the prices, we were a bit shocked but decided to do the Ultimate Dinosaur Tour because we're here already. But WOW, definitely worth the 4 hours experience we had there. We arrived at the reception for the check in and got our tickets and time for the day. We first went to the lab to see the fossil preparation and it was very fascinating! I was expecting a white coat temperature controlled lab environment but nope, it's in a shed with dedicated volunteers working on the fossils at different stages of unearthing these precious bones. You even get to touch the bones there. For collector, there is a penny press machine there so get your $2 ready or the staff can help you. We asked a few questions and got on back to the reception area for the collection room tour. Not much of a tour but more presentation and it was delivered excellently by Jon. He explained the different types of dinosaurs bones with enthusiasm and humour. Gold stars. I believe Banjo and Matilda are star crossed lovers with same ending as Romeo and Juliet. After this, we waited for our Canyon tour with the shuttle and this is the highlight for me. The canyon is so beautiful. The design of the building matched the landscape perfectly and after hearing the mammoth effort to relocate the tracks, I was even more impressed. The dinosaurs displays were also great. A lot of information was crammed in a few hours and I love it. The gift shops (with good items) and cafes are well priced too. A must see in my book.
Written 2 June 2024
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us Linda! We're thrilled to hear that you found our Ultimate Dinosaur tour worth the investment and that you enjoyed your four-hour adventure with us. It's fantastic to hear that you found the Fossil Preparation Laboratory fascinating and that you appreciated the hands-on experience. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written 3 June 2024
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Jennifer R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent content, communication and very up to date. Different sites & Different knowledgeable guides.
Good views from the jump up
Written 30 May 2024
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FIVE stars! Thank you for visiting and leaving such a wonderful review, Jennifer. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 30 May 2024
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Patrice S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is a fascinating look into the past when dinosaurs roamed the Outback - who knew? Tour guides were both knowledgeable and entertaining. I imagine it is very hot in summer.
Written 24 May 2024
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Thank you for your review patrices876! Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 30 May 2024
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Barry S
Cairns, Australia7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Although we were greeted on arrival by staff member Peter who was most helpful our tour was not the greatest experience. The tour guide requires further training on delivering the tour, we did the 9.45 March of the Titanosaurs tour. As the narrative of the tour ran over time there was no time left to visit the canyon, to see the bones, statues and for the tracings etc that we were told would be possible. The tour guide needs further support in learning time management to prevent a disappointing experience as she too kept saying we would have free time after she finished to see everything. Very disappointing, we do not recommend visiting as the time, effort, and expense that it takes to get there could be better spent on different experiences around Winton.
Written 11 May 2024
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Thank you for your feedback 538barrys. We apologise for the disappointing experience during your "March of the Titanosaurs" tour. Your comments regarding the Tour Guide's time management and the missed opportunities are duly noted. We will address these issues internally to ensure improved experiences for our future visitors. We appreciate your honesty and regret any inconvenience caused.
Written 3 June 2024
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geoffdemanser
Warrnambool, Australia744 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
So it’s an interesting way to spend an hour or two and provides some really informative information about the landscape 95 million years ago.
At times it’s a little slow paced and probably not ideal for smaller kids unless they’re really into dinosaurs.
The valley walk was kind of cool.
Expensive and it would be nice to be able to do parts of the experience at a lower rate perhaps.good though.
Written 10 April 2024
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Thank you for your review, geoffdemanser! We're thrilled you found our tours informative and enjoyed learning about this fantastic area. We totally understand that pacing might not suit everyone but we do have different tours tailored to different interests and ages. We're glad you had a good time overall and can't wait to see you again soon!
Written 11 April 2024
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glentro
Darwin, Australia159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This museum
Set up on the top of a jump up is a must see in Winton. The dinosaur footprints, the canyon walk, the research lab and video were all excellent. Friendly and knowledgeable guides enhanced the experience. Great gift shop and cafe too
Written 9 April 2024
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Thanks for your positive review, glentro! We're glad you enjoyed the Museum's attractions, Tour Guides and facilities. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 9 April 2024
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Paul W
Sydney, Australia191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Informative and interesting tours.
Well worth visiting if interested in dinosaurs.
The younger children were spellbound.
Written 8 April 2024
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Thank you for the feedback, alanw171! It's great that the younger children enjoyed their visit. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back again soon!
Written 9 April 2024
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