Central Qld’s Winton is the southern point in a triangle of towns known as Australia’s Dinosaur Trail. For dino-lovers with an AWD or 4WD and a day to spare, there is the amazing Lark Quarry Conservation Park about 110km south of town. Lark Quarry is tucked into jump-up country, and about 95 million years ago, there was a dinosaur stampede at a billabong.
The dinos, ranging from small to small-eating, left over 3,300 footprints in the mud and there they remained until a pastoralist found them not so long ago. The footprints were excavated by paleontologists who interpreted the dramatic event, and they are now housed in a building that looks like an airplane hanger inserted into a hillside.
Daily (guided only) tours are available, for bookings and more information visit www.matildacentre.com.au
- Writer Linda Lee Rathbun and photographer Steven David Miller have spent 20 years 4WDing Australia. David and Linda produced the content for Gregory's 4WD Australia - 50 short getaways.