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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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The 3 k walk is great but...

I took the 4 kids on the 3 k walk. It is poorly marked and it would be easy to get lost. I suggest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim F
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Another hidden gem of Winton

We popped in ( 110ks on dirt/bitumen alternating) From Winton. This facility does not dissapoint... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Winton-Jundah Road, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
+61 7 4657 1812

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the 4 kids on the 3 k walk. It is poorly marked and it would be easy to get lost. I suggest taking your common sense and some water. All this said the kids loved the walk (5yrs to 14). It is challenging;...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in ( 110ks on dirt/bitumen alternating) From Winton. This facility does not dissapoint.. the staff and presentations are outstanding. The location is strikingly beautiful. The guide we had today was brilliant... funny/informative and presentation to boot. Thanks Tanya! In addition a commendation to...More

Thank dragonflycairns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing experience with the dinosaur find in Winton The work done to reveal the dinosaur stampede is staggering. A long drive from Winton but totally worth it.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are travelling out to Longreach or Winton then you can't go past this experience. Check the tour times before you go but in peak season they are every hour. It's a well put together tour and the short accompanying movie clips really help...More

Thank BevLea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the drive to see the footprints and hear the history of how they were discovered and preserved. Kids loved it, as did we. Thanks, information was provided in a light hearted, entertaining and informative manner.

Thank montblack0415
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Allow one and half hours to drive to Lark Quarry from Winton. The first part of the road is quite corrugated but does improve as you drive along. Tours start at 9.30am then run hourly, with last tour at 3pm. We purchased a two attraction...More

Thank Ingrid A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit. The stampede is incredible. Wished we had more time to explore while we were there. Spectacular country!

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original site before Age of Dinosaurs and a dusty old trip but well worth the effort. We had a great guide in Tom , very passionate, very informative & very sun safe with his hat on inside ! That's a round of drinks at...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen the mould of these footprints at the Brisbane Museum - you cannot compare them. We all loved the footprints and enjoyed the presentation. The interpretation is quite illuminating. Life sized models of the dinosaurs, even as holographs, would be amazing. The walk...More

Thank Thefamilyof3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is mention in many tourist brochures for the area and is a very well set out exhibit of a fossilized dinosaur stampede. There are some outside walks to do, which is good because it is a long way out of Winton. There is...More

Thank Malcolm B
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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