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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  • My family and i visited Lark Quarry in 1995 and it was one of the most unbelievable scenes you will ever see in your lifetime - to see the footprints of little dinosaurs being chased the big boys leav...  more »
  • This place is an absolute must. If you in the area you have to make the drive to Lark Quarry to visit this absolutely fascinating exhibit. The staff are as “fair dinkum” as it gets. They know their Di...  more »
  • Well worth the drive. Combination of sealed road and gravel road for the 100+ km. from Winton. Day quite hot for time of year. Tour very good, and the information from our guide helped to explain it a...  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.
  • Fantastic, well worth the dirt road out,

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