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Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park

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Address: Winton-Jundah Road, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
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+61 7 4657 1812
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The dinosaur trackways at the Dinosaur Stampede were formed 95 million...

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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Well worth the drive out to see

I loved seeing this - if you're into dinosaurs or fossils, you will love it - only place in the whole world you can see it! And our guide, Grace, was really nice and knew her... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved seeing this - if you're into dinosaurs or fossils, you will love it - only place in the whole world you can see it! And our guide, Grace, was really nice and knew her topic. I took a normal sedan out (Holden SV6), and it made it fine - think twice after/in rain though. Plenty of corrugations and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the Dinosaur Stampede was an amazing experience. Set literally in the middle of nowhere, you half expect a dinosaur to come leaping out at you at any moment. Same as the AAOD Museum, the staff/guides here are sooo passionate and friendly. They love dinosaurs. Grace loves it when you ask her difficult questions... ;) Some people told me that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This incredible site is 'Off the planet'. Housed under a climate controlled vast stone structure, the footprints of Dinosaurs are clearly imprinted in a sheet of ancient rock. The shore of an ancient swamp was the scene they believe, of an attack by a big predator on a mixed group of smaller Dinosaurs which caused a stampede. From raised walkways... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The only stampede in the World! The 100 km drive is a test for both machine and man. Nearly shook us loose. You'll be wanting a tall drink and pool after this drive. But the museum is well worth it. Small kids maybe bored but seeing theses tracks is awesome. Rangers do a great job explaining everything and protecting the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This has been a great experience. The work done to preserve these fossils is amazing a trip out there is well worth it to save what is a world class attraction. The staff were super friendly and said that most people get there for the 0900 tour, i did the 1100 tour and was not disappointed. The knowledge of the... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was an amazing and most interesting tour and place to visit, there's not a lot to Winton, but to see the museum and its discoveries is wonderful. Once you step outside to imagine where you're standing roamed such creatures. Limited food and drinks are available, be sure to check the tour times. Not to be missed though the journey... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A place that everyone needs to and see it is like going back in time.My husband took me there for my birthday on the guided trip and I really recommend it.

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Thank Michael S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

To be able to witness a piece of history millions of years old is well worth the drive. It's a must see.

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Walpole, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wow to be able to actually see where a dinosaur stampede has taken place is amazing, and is wonderful to see it being so well preserved. The children that were there were equally amazed and the guide was wonderful with them.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A most unusual, educational and interesting place to visit. The preserved dinosaur footprints capture the imagination of young and old.

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