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Banjo greets Museum guests
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Sauropod shin bones
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
AAOD
Map of Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive
(turn off Landsborough Highway)
Winton
Queensland 4735 Australia

Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Winton, Central West

07 4657 0712
info@aaod.com.au
www.australianageofdinosaurs.com

Description

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world's largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. A working dinosaur museum with the most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the southern hemisphere, it's located on 1,800 hectares of spectacular mesa plateau with vast scenery, wildlife and walking trails. At the museum you'll see and hear about their exciting finds of unique dinosaurs that lived 100 million years ago, including gigantic sauropods and "Banjo", Australia's greatest carnivorous dinosaur. The Museum staff members invite everyone to be directly involved in this exciting initiative; to prepare a real dinosaur bone in their Laboratory, or book in to be part of a real dinosaur dig. With your help, they can bring the prehistory to life!

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Tours are conducted hourly in both the Collection Room and Laboratory starting at 9 am daily. The last Laboratory tour is at 3pm and the last Collection Room tour is at 4pm.

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your tour start time so that you have time to purchase your tickets and walk or drive to the Laboratory.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Site open from 0830 to 1700, seven days a week from April to September, closed Sundays from October to March, closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Public Holidays: First tour at 0900, last Laboratory tour at 1500, last Collection Room tour at 1600. Aim to arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.

Other Information

Children:
Children are extremely welcome. There is a cliff-top walking path from the Reception Centre to the Laboratory along which children need to be supervised.

Disabled:
The site is wheelchair friendly with flat paths and ramps.

Access Tour

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is located east of Winton off the Landsborough/Matilda Highway to Longreach. The Museum turn-off is clearly marked on the highway about 13 kilometres east of Winton. Dinosaur Drive, a gazetted gravel road, runs about another 11 kilometres to the Museum's location at the top of the mesa plateau called The Jump-Up.

There is an unhitching area at the foot of the Jump-Up for caravans being towed by 2WD vehicles.

Inclusion

The Guided Tour at the Museum covers two sites and visitors can take a 500 metre nature walk between sites or self-drive. There is ample opportunity for questions and discussion after each tour.

Those interested in preparing dinosaur bones in the laboratory - Prep-A-Dino - are best to book ahead to check positions are available on the day. Please contact the operator to make a booking.

Dig-A-Dino bookings must be made.

Free entry to The Jump-Up site and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Shop and Cafe and magnificent free views.

Pet Extract

As they are a sensitive natural heritage area, pets must remain restrained in the car park.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$30.00   13 Apr - 31 Mar   Guided Tours of Collection Room and Laboratory
Child
(Aged 5-16)
$16.00   13 Apr - 31 Mar   Guided Tours of Collection Room and Laboratory
Concession$27.00   13 Apr - 31 Mar   Seniors Card required, Guided Tours of Collection Room and Laboratory
Family$69.00   13 Apr - 31 Mar   Guided Tour of Collection Room and Laboratory; no limit on number of children as long as they're all yours!
Student$27.00   13 Apr - 31 Mar   Valid Identification Card required, Guided Tours of Collection Room and Laboratory.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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