Lark Quarry - QLD

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -23.01659 142.412537
DMS: 23º 00' 59.72" S 142º 24' 45.13" E
UTM: 54 K 7453946mN 644752mE
Altitude: 238.52m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

808.62kms South of Daintree - Driving 1164 km (14 hours 17 mins)

Address & Contact

Lark Quarry Conservation Park
Queensland 4735
Phone: N/A
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Information

Located 110 km from Winton, the Lark Quarry Environmental Park with its famous Dinosaur Stampede is an interesting insight into life in western Queensland some ninety five million years ago. This is the largest group of footprints of running dinosaurs uncovered anywhere in the world. First discovered in the early 1960s it was completely excavated in 1976-77. Three species of dinosaur made the 1200 tracks - a large flesh eating carnosaur and many small coelurosaurs and ornithopods.

The brochure on Lark Quarry explains the footprints: 'Most of the footprints were made when a carnosaur trapped groups of coelurosaurs and ornithopods on the muddy edge of a lake.' The area is now protected from the weather and clear signs on a 650 metre track explain the events.

The direct route from Winton is along the Jundah Road. This route is suitable for conventional vehicles, but only approximately 27 kilometres of the road is sealed. Check road conditions with the Visitors Information Centre (Tel 1300 665 115) or the Shire Council before setting out on your journey.
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Closest Weather Station

Winton at 13/03:30pm EST
Distance from Lark Quarry 100.14km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
42.5°C38.2°C9%3.0°C1004.5hPa0.0mmSW15km/hr
8knots
32km/hr
17knots

Closest Climatic Station

Winton Post Office
Distance from Lark Quarry 94.63km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.536.235.032.127.824.624.426.931.034.737.038.2
Mean Min. °C23.522.921.017.212.99.48.29.513.417.820.922.8
Mean Rain mm83.287.053.822.320.218.214.76.59.018.131.849.9

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