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. Put Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and other Winton attractions into our Winton trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is really something else, 3000 95 million year old dinosaur prints preserved in mud. The three dinosaurs that made the prints are identified and pictured. It is the only dinosaur stampede recorde...  more »
  • I think my adult sons will be jealous as this is one place they would like to see. So different from anything else you will see on dinosaurs.  more »
  • Walking through the walkway before one enters the Centre, one passes through eons of time - explained by information on the walls on either side of the walkway. One can picnic outside before or after ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Do it ! the drive the trip everything was great!
  • 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.
  • Very good 3.5k walk through absolutely beautiful country

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