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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
+61 7 4657 0078
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Winton dinosaur visit

Brilliant place to visit. So very interesting and the staff are so helpful and eager to answer your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
audreyw222018
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Brisbane, Australia
I knew I would enjoy this, but I enjoyed it more than I expected to

We spent over three hours wandering here. Visiting in late January 2018, we were the only tourists... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elspeth H
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Perth, Australia
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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!
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brilliant place to visit. So very interesting and the staff are so helpful and eager to answer your questions whatever they may be. To actually see and touch dinosaur bones is quite an experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent over three hours wandering here. Visiting in late January 2018, we were the only tourists, This made the guided parts of the tour even more fantastic - each of our three guides had so much information so we were able to discuss the...More

Thank Elspeth H
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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elspeth, Thank you for your review - I'm glad you had a good time! Hope to see you out this way again soon :) Naomi

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the short drive out of Winton. The museum currently consists of three guided experiences - a display room where they show you some amazing fossil specimens of local dinosaur finds, the fossil lab where the technicians process the fossils, and the canyon which...More

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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Diana, I know Kate, Grace and Steve will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I’d been told that travelling to Winton was a must to see this place and we weren’t let down. Amazing architecture, big dreams in the Outback, amazing science. What an incredible perspective of Australian history.

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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Simon, I'm glad you were able to stop by! We have some big plans for the future that will include even more of Australia's unique prehistory, so I hope you can stop by again to see it! Happy travels :) Naomi

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We were lucky, because of the heat (with enough breeze), there were not many people there about 50-60, and we had so much individual feedback. A project in making, great what is there and we feel invited to come in a few years again to...More

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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Neil, Thank you for your feedback. One of the great things about Summer at the Museum and Dinosaur Stampede is that staff are able to spend time talking with visitors and providing one-on-one experiences during tours. I am glad you were able to experience...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Ok so first of all, you get to touch an actual fossil, an actual dinosaur bone 😀🙌. This place is great and they have just recently added more for you to see. The guides are great, all very friendly and knowledgeable. There's a small cafe...More

Thank Michelle M
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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback Michelle! We look forward to seeing you back at the Museum in the very near future :) Naomi

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Australian age of dinosaurs is definitely worth a visit they are improving the facilitiesThe guides are very informative The tour of fossil recovery area was an absolute delight to witness people working on dinosaur bones and collections slowly discovering more unique parts of Australian dinosaurs...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Just 12 k's south of Winton this fantastic spot is unbelievable. It sits on a jump-up or Mesa 75 metres above the vast plains below with a 360 degree view. The complex has a theatre, interpretive walk along the edge of the jump-up with bronzed...More

Thank Cliff C
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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hi Cliff, Thank you for your review, it is great to hear you had a good time! I just wanted to clarify one of your comments about accommodation. There are five fully-furnished adjoining cabin-style rooms available on The Jump-Up, at Maloney Lodge but for security...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

The best dinosaur and working museum in the world. SERVICE Friendly and helpful Dedicated staff who are both dedicated and passionate about the museum. Fantastic community involvement with Winton PETS No shade in the carpark. No facilities available for petcare 4-5 hour duration makes this...More

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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Hi KiddHouse, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review! It is wonderful to hear you had a good time, I hope you come back in the very near future to see all the big improvements we have planned! Travel safe,...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Went to the Australian Age of the Dinosaus while we were in Winton. The tour guides were so passionate about the dinosaurs and loved their job because as they spoke about the Dynamic evolution they shinned with knowledge. We were shown the laboratory of the...More

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Naomi M, Manager at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for providing such wonderful feedback Denise!

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cvcasellas
2 January 2018|
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Response from Denise M | Reviewed this property |
We were in our caravan and stayed in the caravan park so not sure about train trips.
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you want to find more about the Age of Dinosaurs from Indonesia then visit their website. Google: Australian Age of Dinosaurs. Better still come to Queensland and see it at first hand. Best wishes.
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Response from Christopher M | Reviewed this property |
66 for 2 adults. Not free as money needed to build and maintain and continue to discover masses of fossils. All money goes to non profit organisation and more dino,s. Volunteers camp and help clean bones for a few days or... More
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