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Dinosaur Bones and Fossils


Sink your teeth into the prehistoric dinosaur history of Queensland’s Outback.

A road trip along the Tropic of Capricorn, starting on the Capricorn coast at Yeppoon and roaming inland through Blackwater, Longreach, Winton to Boulia, uncovers a living museum of prehistoric fossils and geological landscapes from a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

You will discover giant marine reptiles that swam in an ancient inland sea and the dinosaurs that roamed Queensland’s Outback around 100 million years ago. Put on your Palaeontologist hat and join a dig to dust off dinosaur bones or trawl through the impressive displays in the museums throughout the outback.

Visit the limestone Capricorn Caves to see fossils ingrained in the cave walls, fossick for dinosaur fossils at Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum or see the world’s best-preserved dinosaur stampede at Lark Quarry Dinosaur Trackways.

Plan a dinosaur road trip by viewing the Dig the Tropic drive brochure.

Places to Visit


  • Starlights Lookout
    Starlights Lookout

    Starlights Lookout

    Starlight's Lookout overlooks Longreach and offers great views of the surrounding area. It is located roughly 55 kilometres north-west of Longreach along the Muttaburra / Cramsey Road.

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  • Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry
    Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park

    Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park

    The Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, where over 3,300 dinosaur tracks mark the site of the only known dinosaur stampede on the planet.

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  • Mount Morgan Railway Museum
    Mount Morgan Railway Museum

    Mount Morgan Railway Museum

    The Mount Morgan Railway Museum is a 'must do' on the Mount Morgan Golden List of things to do and see.

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  • Stonehouse Museum
    Stonehouse Museum

    Stonehouse Museum

    When Boulia storekeeper James Edward Jones built his home in 1888, little did he know that it would become one of Western Queensland's major attractions.

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  • Capricorn Caves
    Capricorn Caves

    Capricorn Caves

    Capricorn Cave Tour is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves in a limestone ridge and spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons.

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  • Winton Visitor Information Centre
    Winton Visitor Information Centre

    Winton Visitor Information Centre

    The Winton Visitor Information Centre is located on 50 Elderslie Street in Winton. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

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  • Mount Morgan
    Mount Morgan

    Mount Morgan

    Mount Morgan is an historical mining town nestled on the Dee River a short 38 kilometre drive from Rockhampton.

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  • Opalton
    Opalton

    Opalton

    Home of Queensland Boulder Opal, Opalton lies 124 kilometres from Winton. Opal was first discovered here by George Cragg in 1888 and the first mine was worked in 1894.

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  • Australian Age of Dinosaurs
    Australian Age of Dinosaurs

    Australian Age of Dinosaurs

    The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils.

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