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