DINOSAUR STAMPEDE NATIONAL MONUMENT

 

NOTE: Dinosaur Stampede National Monument is located at Lark Quarry Conservation Park approximately 134km from the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum

Prepare for your trip...

EFTPOS is available!
Trackways Cafe (simple hot and cold food and drinks)
Wheelchair access 
Unisex toilets
 The trackways are located at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, no animals are allowed into the Park including the carpark. The only exception is an official Blind Foundation Guide Dog which may accompany their owner everywhere they go.

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 *Student, Veteran or Senior card-holders

^ 5 to 16 years (infants are free)

# Two adults and their children (excluding the ADT Pass: two adults and up to four children)

PACKAGES FOR GROUPS -See Dinosaur Stampede Group Information for more information about bringing a group. 

Large groups, ie with 10 or more people, are asked to make a booking by telephoning 07 4657 0078 or by filling in the Dinosaur Stampede Group Application Form and sending it to bookings@aaod.com.au

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

SUMMER HOURS 2017/18

October 2017 to March 2018, Open Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 5pm. Tour Times: 9.30am, 11am and 2pm.

Christmas season (2017)

CLOSED 24 Dec 2017
CLOSED 25 Dec 2017
CLOSED 26 Dec 2017
CLOSED 27 Dec 2017
OPEN 28 Dec 2017, 8.30am to 1.30pm 
OPEN 29 Dec 2017, 8.30am to 1.30pm 
OPEN 30 Dec 2017, 8.30am to 1.30pm 
CLOSED 31 Dec 2017
CLOSED 1 Jan 2018
OPEN 2 Jan 2018, Summer trading hours resume

WINTER HOURS 2018 

April to September 2018, Open everyday, 8.30am to 5pm. Tour Times: 9.30am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

 

WHAT IS DINOSAUR STAMPEDE NATIONAL MONUMENT?

The dinosaur trackways at Dinosaur Stampede National Monument were formed 95 million years ago when Outback Queensland 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. 

A terrifying encounter immortalised over the rock face... 

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 Winton home to the only known dinosaur stampede in the world. This is truly an experience not to be missed!

For information on how to save money on your visit to Winton with a Joint Pass to Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum check out the Winton Dinosaur Capital of Australia Joint Pass. 

 

GETTING HERE 

Dinosaur Stampede National Monument is 110km south-west of Winton, a town of 1,000 residents in Outback Queensland, and 600km south-west of Townsville. The road to the trackways is suitable for conventional vehicles however 65km of the road is unsealed. 

Dinosaur Stampede National Monument is located at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and the most direct route from Winton is via the Winton-Jundah Road.  

ADDRESS 

Winton-Jundah Road

PO Box 408

Winton Qld 4735  |  MAP IT 

Airstrip coordinates: 23 – 01 (S), 142 - 25 (E).

Check current road conditions with the Winton Visitor Information Centre (1300 665 115) or the Winton Shire Council Road Report before setting out on your journey or visit the Dinosaur Stampede National Monument website.

Driving to Lark Quarry Conservation Park from Winton will take approximately two hours.  

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