The Winton Shire Council is pleased to announce The Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park will reopen on Friday the 3rd July 2015. The Council has completed a major refurbishment of the facility.

The refurbishment will deliver an enhanced visitor experience. An extended viewing platform extending toward the trackways will enable visitors to fully appreciate the tracks. Complementing the enlarged viewing platform is state of the art audio and lighting that will ensure this amazing natural phenomena is highlighted to all who visit the Dinosaur Stampede complex.

Winton Shire Council Mayor Butch Lenton is enthusiastic about the upgrade. “Lark Quarry is a very popular tourist destination and an important element to the Winton landscape. The refurbishment project has significantly enhanced the experience while providing a safer site. Our guides also look forward to welcoming visitors and explaining the story of the dinosaur stampede”.

Winton is acknowledged as the Dinosaur Capital of Australia. The twin attractions of Australian Age of Dinosaurs and the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry draw tens of thousands of visitors to Winton annually. The upgrade will enhance the visitor experience and is a great win for the region.

Lark Quarry is located 110km southwest of Winton (half of this on sealed road); access is by guided tours at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm daily except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Winton Shire Council: (07) 4657 2666 - 0429 572 254 - 0428 571 188

johne@winton.qld.gov.au and alanr@winton.qld.gov.au

Winton - Dinosaur Capital of Australia, Home of Waltzing Matilda and Queensland's Boulder Opal.

Winton has a rich history as the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda and QANTAS and links to the Great Shearers' Strike of 1891, but is just as well known today for something far more ancient...DINOSAURS!

Australian Age of Dinosaurs

The region is home to diverse natural history and spectacular landscapes: rolling Mitchell Grass Downs suddenly interrupted by mesa formations, starkly beautiful red earth and spinifex country, and Channel Country, undulating plains as far as the eye can see. This is big sky country.


There are four main towns in our region. Winton, is located in Central Western Queensland on the Landsborough Highway, 178 kilometres north-west of Longreach; 470 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa and approximately 1,500 kilometres from Brisbane. The three other towns are Opalton, Corfield and Middleton - all located in the vicinity.

With so much history and so many natural and heritage attractions there is plenty to see and do in the region. We recommend at least a two day stay in Winton itself. We've even put some suggested itineraries together for you.

And...if you time your visit right, you may be able to catch one of our spectacular events!

Download the latest Experience Winton brochure here 



Jump-up country in the Winton region. Outback Festival, just one of the many events in the Winton region.