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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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Lark Quarry

Road was a bit rough and tumble, it took us about 45 minutes from Winton, would do it again, loved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maureen M
Excellent

Even if your not that into dinasaurs you will be fascinated by this exhibit, and bare in mind this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Janelle R
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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!
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 weeks ago

Road was a bit rough and tumble, it took us about 45 minutes from Winton, would do it again, loved the tour and the dinosaurs, don't choose to go in the hot weather, plans a in process to build a new museum on site that...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if your not that into dinasaurs you will be fascinated by this exhibit, and bare in mind this is a real experience, a glimpse into the past of 85 to 90 million years ago. The film is a great insight into the history, and...More

1  Thank Janelle R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is an amazing little piece of history, preserved in an isolated corner of central Queensland. The stampede tracks capture a moment in time, and give a great insight into how dinosaurs lived all those years ago. The walks through the surrounding landscape are...More

Thank Martina P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Imagine seeing evidence of a dinosaur stampede, exactly where it happened! This is what prompted our visit to outback Qld and it did not disappoint. Partly dirt road to get there but it was well graded and you don't need a 4wd to travel it....More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Well worth the drive and the entry fee. No where else on earth can you view evidence of a dinosaur stampede. the tour guide is very informative and allows you plenty of time to view the footprints in the enclosed building. We loved the experience...More

Thank KazNgaz50s
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Get up close and personal with the footprints of the dinosaur stampede at Lark Quarry. Watch the animated reconstruction of what went down on the edge of the water hole and learn about the steps taken to preserve this piece of history.

Thank ajrg77
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth allowing the 2nd night stay in Winton so we could drive out to "The Stampede", is not every day you get up close with Dinosaur imprints.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

To tell the thought when we left home l wasn't all that interested in Dinosaur's the tour young Tom gave us was informative his enthusiasm for something that happened so long ago was very catching, also his down to earth manner was very refreshing ,...More

Thank Mary Ann W
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We went to all 4 dinosaurs' experiences. This is a little out of the way being about 120km from Winton bit a very good experience. A good movie followed by a viewing of the real fossils dating backing thousands of years

Thank peter G
Reviewed 2 September 2017

An amazing set of conditions came together for a special moment in time to preserve this amazing dinosaur site. It was mind-blowing! Well worth the trip from Winton to see the Lark Quarry Conservation Park where the stampede is located. It is a 110k drive,...More

Thank maggierikardbell
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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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