Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, Winton

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The world’s only known evidence of a dinosaur stampede, Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park contains 3,300 fossilized footprints of large predators, which stalked and caused the flight of around 150 two-legged dinosaurs nearly 95 million years ago. Research conducted on the site confirmed that these footprints were most likely made over a period of several days. It is believed that a large herd of small dinosaurs gathered on the banks of a forest lake to drink, when larger, meat-eating dinosaurs approached them, triggering a panicked stampede across the muddy flats. Visit the Conservation Building, which was erected to shelter this ancient site, for a valuable lesson about a cooler world before mammals, when dinosaurs ruled the planet. Use our Winton journey planning tool to visit Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park on your trip to Winton, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Lark Quarry conservation Park is an absolutely lovely to visit dinosaur stampede is definitely worth the $25 fee for the guided tour and the two lovely walks around the park, the 110 km road 2hr drive...  more »
  • The only known dinosaur stampade fossil in the world (Family pass $60) SERVICE Friendly and helpful PRESENTATION Very informative and appropriately explains not just how the fossilised prints were dis...  more »
  • Can't recommend this tour company, Vision Splendid, enough. The content of the tours was extensive and included many little extras due to the knowledge of our driver, Michael. The scenery was incredib...  more »
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  • An amazing piece of history & reasonable tour. Not cheap but it's easy to see why they have to charge so much to keep the staff interested & facilities maintained. Beautiful country once you get there. The drive out took just over an hour on sealed & lightly corrugated dirt.
  • I didn't get there to see it! I've been looking forward to going there for years. Finally had the chance. Left the van at Winton, started the drive out there, couldn't believe it. The dirt part was rough as guts. 5ks in I couldn't handle it any more, turned around, hooked up the van and took off. Not even a fossil or rock. I was really p%££ed off. Would a grader hurt now and then. Road trains use the road for crying out load. VERY, VERY DISAPOINTED!!!
  • This was an amazing place to visit. The drive in was fantastic, be prepared for the dust though. A great tour through the facility and it was simply a privilige to be there. This is a must do experience for young and old. I cant wait to go again..
  • Wonderful experience, just make sure to take the short way home not the long way through Opalton. We went the long way it was super hard on the car and there was nothing to see. It also took us 3 hours.
  • A single afternoon on the shore of a lake has been preserved for 95 million years, this alone is unique and spectacular and of course should be on your must see list. The road in is good however there are long sections of dirt and the dust as usual can be a problem. The facilities are excellent and the presentation is good. It is the story that makes this so special, the visible evidence is simply a lot of dinosaur footprints. However what I did not expect was the stunning landscape this conservation reserve is set in. The 'Spinifex Walk' is an easy short walk on a well maintained track with great views from the lookout. What made my visit truly memorable was the second more difficult walk. The scenery on this walk is incredible and one of the best I have done on my trip. This track is not well defined and only identified by trail marks and has some steep sections and a couple of backtracks were required to pick up missed trail marks. Even though it is not a long walk, I spent just over two hours with lots of photo stops you need to be well prepared before attempting this but the rewards are wonderful.

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