Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils, including some of our countries most famous finds. You'll meet 'Australovenator', a 2-legged meat eating Raptor nicknamed 'Banjo', and a long-neck, long-tailed Titanosaur 'Diamantinasaurus', nicknamed 'Matilda' belonging to the family of the largest dinosaurs to ever roam the earth- and many of their pre-historic pals!
Located on top of a huge mesa plateau near Winton called “The Jump-Up", you'll look out over huge rocky outcrops, canyons and an endless horizon. Daily tours run throughout the year, though opening times vary depending on which season you're visiting us. Make sure to double check www.australianageofdinosaurs.com before you head out. It is recommended you book in advance to avoid missing out on your preffered time (especially in high season!).
Tours take you through Australia’s largest fossil preparation laboratory, the 'Collection Room' housing some of Australia's rarest and most exciting finds, and then transports you back in time to check out REAL dinosaur footprints, made in the mud of a creek-bed 95 million years ago. After you've learnt all about Australia's natural history, wander the Jump-up at your own pace and finish the day off with a cuppa from the Cretaceous Cafe.
Getting there is easy; the museum turnoff is just 13 km south of Winton on the Landsborough Highway and then 12km further on an unsealed road. Signs will guide you along the way.
- Open 7 days, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily from April to September
- Closed Sundays from October to March
- Closed Christmas and Boxing Day
- Guided tour start times vary based on the season.
- Visit www.australianageofdinosaurs.com