GOOD NEWS: Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways re-opening

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 18:44


I am elated to announce that The Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park will be re-opened on Thursday 5 April for the 2012 season.

Tour times at the Dinosaur Stampede are at 10.00 am, 12 noon and 2.00 pm daily. Entry into the Trackways for 2012 is $12.00 adult, $11.00 concession and $30.00 family. We recommend allowing approx 1.5 to 2 hours travel (as 55 kilometres is sealed and 55 kilometres unsealed; but well maintained). Please ensure that you have food and water as there is no canteen available at the Trackways. If you are purchasing your tickets at the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park please have cash as EFTPOS is not available. The Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lark Quarry Conservation Park is opened daily excluding Christmas and Boxing Day.

Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways near Winton was closed to the public due to a safety issue with the building in October 2011. This unique site of dinosaur footprint trackways is of world significance, and a climate controlled building was constructed over the fragile footprints set in clay. It was at the time of the closure feared that it may not be open in time for 2012 tourist season.


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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 18:48

Tuesday, Apr 03, 2012 at 18:48
Thanks for the heads up Motherhen

Might even get there this month with a bit of luck.

Cheers, Bruce.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:01

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:01
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It is a bit hard to see but that area is full of foot prints made by dinosaurs.

Well worth the trip out to see them.

This photo was taken in May 2009, and it has been wet in the outback ever since.

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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 08:08

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 08:08
Good to hear, well worth a visit.

We also were there in 2009. Went via Middleton, to Old Cork Station, to the quarry, then to Diamantina National Park for a few days and then to Boulia. Brilliant trip, except we ran low on diesel so could not do all of the drives in the Diamantina. Next time! Kevin

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Reply By: Sawtybt - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 14:33

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 14:33
Great place and well worth the visit. We were there in October 2010 and on the day the only ones who turned up for the tour which was run by Vern Davis who spends up to five weeks each year as a volunteer and who was featured in Issue 74 Dec/Jan of the R.M.Williams Outback magazine. We will be heading that way again this year and coming from Jundah to Winton and then onto Diamantina Lakes NP before going north to the Gulf.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 11:51

Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 11:51
You're on the ball, Motherhen. We live in Winton, and I didn't even know.

My wife works for Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and I do recall her mentioning something about the re-opening. Must have been marital Anyway, she confirmed that it opened again on the 5th.

AAOD are having the opening of stage 2, the Reception Centre, on Easter Sunday. Wife has been flat out for weeks, as have all the staff & volunteers, getting the place ready.

Great location, interesting displays, and well worth a look, if anyone's coming through Winton this year.

Happy Easter,


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Can't remember most of it.

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