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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

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Address: Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
Phone Number: +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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Exploring our past

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Glen Innes, Australia
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Glen Innes, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a short drive out of Winton we visited the Australian Age of Dinosaurs on a hot and dusty day and loved it. You have to do the museum's tour though to get the benefit of seeing the mass of huge bones in storage and the people working in the lab extracting the bones from their rock beds - with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see in Winton. Located 5 klms south of Winton, it is then an 11 klm drive on a good dirt road, to a great experience. This is an independent non profit museum, and it has been very well set up. The main building, comprises a cafe that has a great view from the Mesa to the valley below,... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

95 million years dinosaur bones lay dormant until they were stumbled across by a grazier named Elliott. The rest is history from there and history is still being made today with the discovery of another new dinosaur named Wade. From the laboratory where the painstaking work is taking place by volunteers cleaning all the fossils to the main building which... More 

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