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Very interesting

The very placing of this attraction is fantastic. It is high up on the Jump Up. You can see for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leney R
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Yamba, Australia
A must go and see

We had an amazing tour...very informative and the kids loved the booklet that they received. All... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janine636
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a must see. So interesting and informative and well presented. Loved the set up of the dinosaur gorge, felt like really visiting the land of the dinosaurs. Will love to go back when the extensions are complete!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aileen R
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NaomiM1679, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you Aileen R! I am so glad you had a good time. I completely agree, visiting Dinosaur Canyon is like stepping back in time to the land of the dinosaurs and getting a glimpse at their forgotten world. Safe travels and hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We did the fossil collection room first followed by the fossil preparation lab then took the trip to Dinosaur Canyon. This helped make sense of the whole 'plan' behind the AAOD exhibits. My daughter was in a moon boot and the guide very considerately offered us the use of a wheelchair to do the Dinosaur Canyon walk. The three parts to this attraction are all led by guides. Guides are very enthusiastic, friendly and approachable but one hurried us along a bit in the lab, starting to speak while the last of our group was still looking at the specimens. The kids' book had lots of different activities to do. Spectacular views of the countryside. Take lots of water to drink.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank krums2016
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NaomiM1679, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you krums2016 for your review. I am glad you and your family had a good time! Hope to see you back again for all the planned changes :)

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I guess if you are REALLY into fossils and rocks then this attraction would be interesting, by my 5 year old is really into dinosaurs and he was bored and disappointed. Where are the dinosaurs??

The attraction should probably be called the Australian Age of old Rocks.

The Tour was supposed to take 3 hours but it considered of half an hour then half an hour waiting in the gift shop, another half an hour followed by another half hour in the gift shop.

We drove 4 hours there and 4 hours home and spent 2 hours at the venue.

I asked my 5 year old what he liked the most about the experience and he said... getting an ice cream.

You need to lift your game

Date of experience: October 2018
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NaomiM1679, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi hgGriffin, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to read you and your son did not have a good time and were disappointed by the experience. In answer to your question "where are the dinosaurs??", unfortunately they became extinct 65 millions years ago. Through a process of excavation and preservation we can reconstruct what they may have looked like as well as the world they inhabited. This is done through many years of painstaking preparation in the Laboratory as the dinosaur fossils tend to be very large and entombed in rock.

Based on some of these fossils, scientifically-designed life-sized bronze Australian dinosaurs (and flying reptiles) have been created and positioned throughout Dinosaur Canyon. For younger visitors there is a school holiday guide filled with games, trivia and activities including collecting passport stamps and plaque tracings. There is also a replica excavation sand pit based on the fossil remains of "Diamantinasaurus". While the Museum is still developing the experience is meant to highlight the enormity and breadth of life on this planet and through the extraordinary fossil material (that has survived 95 million years) understand our own place in this ever-changing world.

Again, I am sorry you and your son didn't have the best experience, but I hope that you return so we can have the opportunity to change your mind. Happy travels.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

If you are on the dinosaur trail, passing through Winton or even sitting in an Australian city trying to decide where to go on a holiday where you can see something unique and special I can highly recommend the Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

We went here during the September school holidays with our 6, 8 and 10 year old and we were truly blown away. As an Australian not for profit this dedicated team has put together a great display of Australian dinosaur history that will really impress everyone that goes through.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aaron R
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NaomiM1679, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Wow! thank you Aaron R for your review! I am so happy to hear you and your children travelled the Australia's Dinosaur Trail! It is an amazing way to see some of Australia's phenomenal prehistory and support the towns out this way that are struggling through the drought. Thank you again and for taking the time to review. I hope to see you back again soon to see some of our planned changes :)

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect of this place - but was delighted from the moment we were greeted by Nicole. We spent an entire afternoon here - and really enjoyed the many tours and talks. Shout out to Sam and ?Sierra - who led excellent tours. It is so refreshing to find bright and enthusiastic young people sharing their knowledge. The scenery is beautiful and the amenities are excellent. I did not expect to find something this well put together out in the middle of nowhere! Yes, it is bloody hot, but every effort is made to provide visitors with water/fans etc at most of the venues. Absolutely delighted - can’t wait to come back and see the new Natural History Museum when it’s completed. Thanks team - really top class experience!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alla1214
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NaomiM1679, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi alla1214! Thank you for your wonderful review! It is fantastic that you mentioned Nicole, Sam and Sierra - they will be thrilled to know you enjoyed their tours. It is certainly getting hot but that's all part of the experience in the Outback! She'll be right! Happy and safe travels :)

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