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Dinosaur Stampede National Monument

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Published January 29th 2019
Big dinosaur plus little children equals fun
Dinosaur Stampede National Monument is located in Winton Central Western Queensland on the Landsborough Highway. It is about 178 kilometres north-west of Longreach or 472 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa and approximately 1,353 kilometres from Brisbane City to reach Winton. This little town of raising sheep and cattle is also known as The Dinosaur Capital of Australia thanks to the historical finding of dinosaur bones and footprints.



Dinosaur Stampede National Museum provides various and complete information of dinosaurs, especially the ones that were inhibiting Australia around the Mesozoic period. You can choose from different types of tours provided by the museum.





Winton, Queensland, dinosaur, outback, children friendly
Some signage that give more information about dinosaurs and their habitat that time


A map is the most important and valuable tool for exploring a new place. Dinosaur Stampede National Monument provides a kid's map. If you have 45 minutes to spare, you can explore the Deep Gully track and use kid's map to lead you there. Don't forget to bring a frisbee and pack a picnic!

Winton, Queensland, dinosaur, outback, children friendly
Even wallaby poos can be interesting object for photography


You can also bring a camera for your children to practice their photography skills. There are also interesting rock formations and of course, dinosaur fossils or footprints to catch with a camera.

Winton, Queensland, dinosaur, outback, children friendly
Puzzle that making you puzzled


You can play some puzzles and games in the Laboratory Waiting Room and make your very own Pressed Penny Dinosaur. You can browse through their souvenir shop too. While enjoying a plate of something from the museum café, your children can draw their favourite dinosaur on the Reception Centre chalkboard.

Winton, Queensland, dinosaur, outback, children friendly
Cafe area


While enjoying all the amazing things that the Dinosaur Stampede National Monument provides, please remember to keep the dinosaur fossils safe as these collections are unique, fragile and valuable.
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Phone: 07 4657 0078
Where: Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive Winton Qld 4735
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