On the last day of our outback tour we were driven 110 km south west of Winton to Lark Quarry Conservation Park.
Soon we arrived at the place where the Stampede tracks were discovered back in the 60's even though the farmer who found them contacted the museum and they confirmed they were dinosaur tracks nothing was done until the 70's. This building was erected in 2002 to protect the tracks of a dinosaur stampede. It is the world's only known fossilised stampede site.
Thousands of chicken like footprints in the rock.
The spot lights are on the huge footprints. You can see that layers of rock have been removed to expose the footprints. It is believed there are many more under the remaining rock but scientists want it left like that for future generations when techniques will have improved to excavate further.
It was very difficult to photograph in the dim light. But these are some big prints among the little ones. I was happy to be able to see this site which had been on my bucket list for years.
We had lunch and hiked the 'Spinifex Walk' before returning to Winton that night.
The parched outback from the train window.
The train winding its way through the ranges on the way to the coast.