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

Open Seven Days a Week in Winter (April 2018 to September 2018)
Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 5pm*

* Arrive 15 minutes before the tour commences: 9.30am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Open Six Days a Week in Summer (October 2018 to March 2019)
Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 5pm (Closed Sundays)
Closed 24 December to 27 December 2018 and 31 December 2018 to 1 January 2019. Reduced trading 28 December to 30 December 2018 8.30am to 1.30pm. 

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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