Itineraries

Step back in time and follow in the footprints of giants on Australia’s Dinosaur Trail. The world-famous outback triangle links the historic towns of Hughenden, Richmond and Winton, home to some of the world’s best preserved fossils — all scattered across Outback Queensland for hundreds of millions of years.

Remember to check attraction hours and road conditions before travelling.
Journey Distance Time Road conditions
Winton to Richmond 218km (approx) 3 hrs Partly sealed
Richmond to Hughenden 112km (approx) 1 hr 10 mins Sealed
Hughenden to Winton 215km (approx) 2 hrs 30 mins Sealed
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RICHMOND

Day 1

Start your exploration at Kronosaurus Korner, home of Australia’s premier marine fossil collection, originating from the Great Inland Sea that existed 110 million years ago. Meet ‘Penny’ the Richmond Pliosaur, Australia’s most complete marine vertebrate specimen. Learn about fossils, fossil-hunting and the preparation and lab techniques used to prepare these astounding displays.

Day 2

Head out to one of the dedicated fossil hunting sites to try and find a fossil of your own! Any finds can be taken into Kronosaurus Korner to be identified. Finish your day by wetting a line and catching a barra for dinner or just take an evening stroll around Lake Fred Tritton.

Day 3

Follow the Heritage Walk around town, taking in the business precinct from yesteryear and enjoy the local artefacts of historical and cultural significance at the Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre. Take some time to investigate the diverse flora in the Bush Tucker Garden.

Note: Please confirm attractions’ trading hours and road conditions prior to travelling.

HUGHENDEN

Day 1

Visit the Flinders Discovery Centre to see ‘Hughie’ a Muttaburrasaurus, the amazing fossil exhibition and the Porcupine Gorge Light and Sound Show. Pick up your map with the points of interest guiding you around Hughenden to see the impressive metal sculptures depicting dinosaurs designed and made by local artists.

Day 2

Spend time at Porcupine Gorge National Park and trek 1.2km to the base to savour the magnitude of this amazing gorge system. For 4WD enthusiasts, enjoy selected drives throughout the Shire, taking in amazing landscapes and diverse terrain. Finish the day with a trip to Mount Walker, 10km south of Hughenden for an outback sunset.

Day 3

Enjoy a 1.5km walk along the diverse bio-regions of the ‘Eco walk on Flinders’. Along the pathway are species of flora and local artwork. Travel 54km south of Prairie to the natural surrounds of Kooroorinya Falls Nature Reserve.

WINTON

Day 1

Make your first stop the Winton Information Centre. Collect your self-drive and Experience Winton brochures. Visit the heritage-listed Corfield and Fitzmaurice building located across the road; it houses a life-size diorama of the dinosaur stampede, wool industry and opal displays.

Day 2

Embark on an adventure 110km south west of Winton to Dinosaur Stampede National Monument at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and discover the only known evidence of a dinosaur stampede on the planet! Guided tours start from 9.30am and run for 45 minutes. Open daily April – September | six days a week October – March (closed Sundays, Christmas and Boxing Days).

Day 3

Today, travel 24km south east of Winton to The Jump-Up, a mesa that’s home to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum and the world’s biggest collection of Australia’s largest dinosaur fossils as well as life-sized bronze dinosaurs at Dinosaur Canyon. Guided tours through the Fossil Laboratory, Collection Room and Dinosaur Canyon start from 9am and run for 3 hours. Open daily April – September | six days a week October – March (closed Sundays, Christmas and Boxing Days).