Lark Quarry Regional Park
Follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs
Feel the thrill of standing where dinosaurs once roamed at Lark Quarry Regional Park. The significance of this ancient site was only discovered in the 1960s when a grazier discovered what he thought were bird tracks. Scientists and palaeontologists have since uncovered a 200m2 site, now called Trackways and protected inside a shelter, where some 3300 footprints have, until recently, been known as the world’s only record of a dinosaur ‘stampede’—a herd of small dinosaurs being chased by a large theropod, about 95 million years ago! Findings from a recent study suggest the tracks may have been left by swimming and wading, not running dinosaurs, crossing a river. What do you think?
Location and getting there
110km SW of Winton. Access from Winton is via the Winton-Jundah Road.
Visitor facilities and opportunities
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