Dinosaurs and Digging

Great herds of dinosaurs once ruled the interior of Queensland in the murky depths of prehistory. You too can follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs if you know the right spots. Or you can try your hand at fossicking and crown yourself with gold, sapphires and opals.

  • Walk where the big fellas walked on Australia’s dinosaur trail, through the towns of Richmond, Hughenden and Winton.
  • Hunt for a Boulder Opal in Opalton, where these Opals were first discovered.
  • Head to the Sapphire Gemfields for stones to rival the heart of the ocean.
  • Peer through a window of time at Kronosaurus Korner, in Richmond where you’ll get a glimpse at a time 120 million years ago, when Queensland was covered by an inland sea and underwater giants ruled its interior.
  • Stop at the Porcupine Gorge National Park where you can see 500 million years of layers of rock formations in this deep gorge system, known as the Australia's 'Little Grand Canyon'. 
  • Discover million-year old fossils embedded in limestone at Boodjamulla National Park.
  • Visit the Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways near Winton, where you can see the dinosaur footprints which inspired the stampede in Stephen Spielberg's movie "Jurassic Park".
  • Prepare a real dinosaur bone in the lab at The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History in Winton or book in to be part of a real dinosaur dig. Home to "Banjo", Australia's greatest carnivorous dinosaur.
  • Head to the channel country where you’ll discover one of Queensland’s largest dinosaurs at the Eromanga Natural History Museum 
Whichever direction you choose, you can unearth the beauties of nature in Outback Queensland.

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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Winton, Winton Area
From AU$50 - 215
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. A working dinosaur museum with the most productive Fossil Preparation Laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere, it's located on 1,800 hectares of spectacular mesa plateau with vast scenery, wildlife and walking trails.

Dig the Tropic

Multiple Locations
It's 23.5 degrees south of the equator and the natural wonders and diverse landscapes of Australia, Chile, Brazil and South Africa all share it. The Tropic of Capricorn lays the groundwork for a trail of real dinosaur fossils, ancient rainforests, sapphire gemfields and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - the Great Barrier Reef?

Red Dirt Tours

Winton, Winton Area
Red Dirt Tours is your Winton touring specialist and offers a number of tours to the spectacular natural and man-made attractions of the Winton region. Choose from a range of Winton day tours to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede, Carisbrooke Station, Bladensburg National Park, the Diamantina River, Old Cork and relax with spectacular outback sunsets.

Australian Dinosaur Trail

Multiple Locations
Follow in the footsteps of the prehistoric creatures that once roamed this ancient land. Australia's Dinosaur Trail encompasses the towns of Winton, Hughenden and Richmond which all have their own unique dinosaur stories to tell.

Eromanga Natural History Museum

Eromanga, Quilpie Area
From AU$25.00 - 75.00
The Eromanga Natural History Museum (ENHM) nestled in the Australian Outback is home to Australia’s largest dinosaur, a 95-98 million year old titanosaur called ‘Cooper’. He is one of a number of significant fossil discoveries in the heart of the South West Queensland Channel Country.

Savannah Way

Multiple Locations
Explore five World Heritage areas on a journey through Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia on Australia's adventure drive, the Savannah Way. This trek across the top of Australia starts in the tropical city of Cairns where you can visit the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest, and takes you to Broome's spectacular Cable Beach.
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