For the ultimate in dinosaur attractions, check out Kronosaurus Korner – a truly unique museum in Queensland’s stunning outback! It’s not just the beautiful lake or the rugged outback landscape that attract tourists in their droves to Richmond. Dig a little deeper (literally!) and this fascinating town reveals an astonishing history buried beneath its surface.
If your kids are even remotely interested in dinosaurs, these incredible Richmond attractions should be next on your list for holidays! For school groups, this is one of the best excursion destinations available! Bus Queensland charters are the affordable, safe and comfortable way to take your class on an unforgettable trip!
Why visit Kronosaurus Korner?
100 million years ago, Richmond was 40 metres underwater in what was Australia’s vast inland sea. Nowadays, all that’s left behind are the fossils of the ancient marine reptiles, fish and squid that once dominated the area. Kronosaurus Korner, as Australia’s premier marine fossil museum, provides a unique way for you and your family to get up close and personal with creatures older than even Tyrannosaurus Rex.
There are nearly 1150 unique fossil specimens on display, including the museum’s piece de la resistance, the Richmond Pliosaur. The pliosaur was unearthed in 1989 and remains one of the best-preserved Cretaceous marine reptiles in the world. This clever ‘dinosaur park’ style museum was developed because of this amazing Queensland discovery. You can see an awesome life size model out the front of the museum – it’s an experience you won’t soon forget!
Things to do for kids and adults
Kids and adults alike will be fascinated by the wonderful displays and exhibits on offer at Kronosaurs Korner. There’s an interactive kids’ corner with games and activities to keep them occupied while the adults visit with members of staff in the fossil preservation lab. Self-guided audio tours are the most popular way to explore the museum, and you can recharge the batteries with something delicious at the museum’s café.
For the more adventurous types, Richmond has free fossil hunting sites 12 kilometres north that you are welcome to explore. There are also Digging at Dusk (or dawn) tours, operated by passionate local palaeontologists who will teach you how to find, identify and excavate the 100 million year old fossils you could potentially unearth. The kids are sure to dig it.
Digging At Dusk Tour
Kronosaurus Quick Reference Guide
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