Flinders Discovery Centre

Hughenden, Flinders Area

This huge display area houses an amazing exhibition of fossils from around the world, as well as an extensive and growing display of fossils from the local area. 'Hughie" is the star attraction; a life size skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus.

Come and witness the amazing light and sound show that takes you back over 500 million years to the beginning of the formation of Porcupine Gorge.

The Bioregions display give concise information about the four different bioregions in the Shire, explaining land types, flora and fauna unique to these areas.

"Shearing the Stragglers" tells the story of the demise of the sheep industry throughout the Flinders Shire. Tales of hardship and change are told through stories of men who lived this gruelling life from 1865 to present day times.

While wandering around the Centre, enjoy the video on Hughenden and District, telling the story of how Hughenden came to be.

The Flinders Discovery Centre stocks a large range of souvenirs, information on local and regional holiday destinations.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $5.00 1 January 2012 – 30 June 2013
Child $2.00 1 April 2012 – 30 June 2013
Group $112.00 1 April 2012 – 30 June 2013 25 Adults or more.

Open Times

Public Holiday: During off season (November - March), the Centre opens from 0900 to 1300. ...... 0900 to 1700, seven days a week.


  • Car park

Other Information


Access provided for guests with a disability.


Children are welcome. There is a children's play area available. Must be supervised.
37 Gray Street
Hughenden, Flinders Area

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Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park

Hughenden, Flinders Area
From AU$20.00 - 140.00
The Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park is located half way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Overlander's Way, situated on Winton Road. Their beautiful park offers shaded grassy camp grounds. Caravan sites with power and sullage. Available are clean, modern cabins (one and two bedroom), with ensuite air-conditioning, cooking facilities, linen, air conditioned single ensuite units with linen, air conditioned. The park is pet friendly, however conditions do apply. Strictly no pets in accommodation. Offering clean amenities, large camp kitchen great for social gatherings, electric barbecues, refrigerator, microwave and laundry facilities, your hosts will make your stay in Hughenden a pleasant one while you visit the many attractions in the area. These include Hughenden's own Grand Canyon, the famous Porcupine Gorge(ous), rich fossil and dinosaur areas, Mount Walker Lookouts, Dinosaur Festival and Country Music Festival, and the Flinders Discovery Centre. Catering for travellers and holiday makers who appreciate cleanliness and value for money, the Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park has a full range of accommodation and sites to suit couples, families, groups and independent travellers looking for a friendly home away from home.

Rest Easi Motel

Hughenden, Flinders Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 125.00
The Rest Easi Motel is located on Richmond Hill on the Western side of Hughenden. This quiet and spacious motel offers clean, well appointed double and family rooms. All rooms have Foxtel Movies and more. There is plenty of room for large vehicles. Evening meals and breakfast are served to your room . Perfect for the traveller who wants some comfort for the night. Campers and caravanners are also welcome.

Ammonite Inn

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$120.00 - 160.00
The Ammonite Inn (Richmond, Queensland) is your place to stay on the Overlander's Way. The Motel has a licensed restaurant 'Rivers', conference facilities and a swimming pool. There is spacious undercover parking and all rooms are air-conditioned. Your hosts Jamie and Gayle looks forward to providing you with first class service and an enjoyable stay.

Entrikens Pioneer Motel

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$105.00 - 115.00
Your hosts Robena and Neil Entriken invite you to enjoy their Country hospitality. The Motel is conveniently situated in the centre of Richmond, directly opposite a dinosaur fossil museum, and just a short walk to the shops and local tourist attractions. You will enjoy your stay in comfort in the family run motel. Air-conditioned rooms are very clean, quiet, and comfortable. On request, courtesy transfers to and from the airport can be arranged. Rooms are serviced daily. The rooms have tea coffee facilities, a fridge, heater, air conditioners, ensuite, undercover parking, and a television. Continental and hot breakfasts are available and are delivered to the rooms. There is a play park for children next to the motel.
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