Things to see & Do
Red Dirt Tours – Lark Quarry
Join a day tour of Lark Quarry Conservation Park’s dinosaur footprints. Learn of the various dinosaurs that roamed 95 million years ago. Tour Includes: Morning tea, lunch and Lark Quarry entry/tour.
Time: 9am pick up from your Winton accommodation. Return approx 3.30pm. Tour length approx 6.5 hrs.
P: 07 4657 1466
Vision Splendid Safari Tour
Join a full day off-highway adventure through Bladensburg National Park to the Twisted Forest, ancient rock pools and 4WD descent off the ‘jump up’ before stepping back in time 95 million years at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs. Tour Includes: Morning tea, lunch and private tour of Australian Age of Dinosaurs.
Time: 7.30/7.45am pick up from your Winton accommodation. Return approx 4.30pm. Tour length approx 9 hrs.
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Located just outside of Winton, you won’t want to miss a visit to see Australia’s largest dinosaur fossil collection. Join a guided tour (from 9am hourly) with very enthusiastic guides who excel in sharing amazing stories of our prehistoric friends. Tours also include seeing animated recreations of “Banjo” and Matilda” dinosaurs and interpretation of the fascinating dinosaur geology of the Winton district.
Bladensburg National Park
Bladensburg National Park is just a 12km drive south from Winton and is a great spot for nature walks and heritage activities. You may explore the Homestead complex with its outrider stations, shearing shed, Grave of baby Delia Dalrymple, remnants of old Bladensburg racetrack and Manhole bore (windmill). Spot some endangered wildlife including the Julia Creek dunnart and enjoy pastoralist history. The Koa People consider Bladensburg to be part of their traditional country, and the park is also important to the Maiawali and Karuwali People. Beyond the homestead, take a scenic drive to Scrammy Gorge – 4WD vehicle recommended. Interpretation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history is available at the Ranger base.
Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry
Glimpse the drama of a dinosaur stampede some 95 million years ago at Lark Quarry Conservation Park. As herds of small two-legged dinosaurs came to drink at the lake, a huge meat-eating theropod approached and then charged the group. On your interpretive tour, you’ll see evidence of some 3030 fossilised footprints left as evidence of this chaotic event. Come and hear this amazing story.