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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  • The road out to the Dinosaur Stampede is a real mixture of bitumen and dirt, I wouldn't drive a good car along it. We arrived there just before 11am and we were the only ones on tour. Karen our guide ...  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous views from the lookout along the dirt track up to the main building & up the top along the cliffs edge. Wouldn’t recommend for young children - older kids/teens and the elderly enj...  more »
  • We were fascinated when we visited the stampede monument - it is amazing what the paleontologists can infer from the footprints. Thanks to Tom, our guide, who was entertaining and informative. The dri...  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.
  • Amazing, loved it. So much to see, just really hot take a drink bottle, they have a water fountain to top up your bottle of you run out and get and sunscreen are essential.
  • Well worth the drive, excellent experience.
  • 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..
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