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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

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Address: Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
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+61 7 4657 0712
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s...

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s evolutionary history, in particular the discovery, conservation, and research of Australia’s dinosaurs. It is a working museum – an education resource, research facility and tourist attraction. It features:• World’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils• Most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere• Work on real, 95 million-year-old dinosaur bone fossils found in the Winton area• Spectacular views from the top of a giant mesa with striking rocky outcrops and canyons; walking trails; animal and bird life; it’s a photographer’s paradise!

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Simply Amazing

This was an amazing and most interesting tour and place to visit, there's not a lot to Winton, but to seethes museum and discoveries is wonderful. Once you step outside to imagine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing and most interesting tour and place to visit, there's not a lot to Winton, but to seethes museum and discoveries is wonderful. Once you step outside to imagine where you're standing roamed such creatures. Not to be missed

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating and very interesting. We loved touring the place and seeing and hearing about the various finds and the work going on to reveal what they actually are. The presentations in the theatre were terrific and very informative. Well worth the visit. Don't bother forking out for the Society membership as you never hear from them even after emailing them... More 

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Winton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable during the tours and deliver at levels suitable for many ages. Only place in the world where you are able to view the actual fossils not replicas of them. A must see when you visit Winton.

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Glen Innes, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The age of Dinosaurs offers something for everyone whether you are young or old. Access is good and the facility opens up a new view of what existed in prehistoric times. The explanations in the technical and preparation area were concise and addressed a great variety of questions. Allow at least half a day and visit the information centre in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Fantastic facility. We had the privilege of doing a couple of days "Dino Prep". What an amazing opportunity. .

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Fascinating journey into the past when Dinosaurs roamed the interior of Queensland 98 million years ago. Hard to imagine creatures that consumed such vast volumes of vegetation surviving in what is now mostly barren earth. Once lush rain forest covered the area, existing alongside an inland sea. Very informative presentation, followed by going to the Laboratory where technicians are working... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit, a lot of thought and hard work went into the great display of Dinosaurs and a very interesting history. My husband & I are thinking of going to help clean the fossils as they need all the assistance they can get for the important work they do. We found the experience very interesting and... More 

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Bli Bli, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Do yourself a favour and take the time to visit this very informative attraction at Winton. It is a few hours drive fro Longreac but well worth the drive which in itself is worthwhile. The dinosaur museum is a look into our distant past and it's very existence is owed to the dedication and hard work of people in the... More 

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Take the time and visit this park as it is very informative and provides a high quality presentation, also awesome views of the country side from the escarpment. Do yourself a favor and take the time to visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Age of Dinosaurs Museum will improve in the next 5 years. It is a professional tourist attraction and mainly and educational one. Do not go to central Queensland without including this visit.

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