Hughenden Flinders Discovery Centre

Nestled along Australia’s Dinosaur Trail is the charming outback town of Hughenden, with its amazing Flinders Discovery Centre. You’ll be astonished by the imposing 7 metre skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus called ‘Hughie’ that dominates the space. The museum is full of interesting exhibits from around the world and has a fabulous reputation for the extensive local knowledge of its staff. Read on to find out why Hughenden Queensland is a must-see destination for your next outback adventure.

Things to do in Hughenden Queensland

Aside from ‘Hughie’, Hughenden’s Flinders Discovery Centre is known around town for its friendly service and knowledgeable staff. Wondering what to do in Hughenden? Let these experts pass on their extensive insights into regional attractions or the glorious national parks in the area. “This small country town is amazing. My husband and I attended at the Flinders Discovery Centre on a Sunday morning. We were greeted by very friendly staff who immediately provided us with information about the Centre and what was on offer. There was so much to see and learn about Hughenden. The Staff then provided us with some information on one of the self-drive options you can do out to the Gorge which was our next stop. Do not drive through Hughenden without stopping at this Centre.” Ozzmo1962, Trip Advisor The museum itself houses an interesting collection of fossils and gems, including fossils from prehistoric beasts discovered in the local area. There are displays about the town’s origins and the natural history of the Flinders district. Adults will find the natural history and shearing displays fascinating, as well as the museum’s video displays about the formation of the stunning nearby Porcupine Gorge. Children will adore their time at the centre’s children’s area, with its books, puzzles, toys and dinosaur dress ups. To top it off, you can find a great souvenir in the museum’s shop, then spend some time touring the lovely gardens. All in all, the museum is a beautiful little spot that will make for an entertaining day out.

Getting there

Bus Queensland has a great tour from Mt Isa to Hughenden from just $77.00. Aside from the Flinders Discovery Centre, the Porcupine Gorge is truly stunning and definitely worth a visit. The rugged landscape is like nothing else you’ve seen – so get moving and book your trip today! Hughenden Australia is a must-see destination for lovers of natural history and anyone who wants a taste of outback life and let Bus Queensland show you the way! Book Now


Flinders Discovery Centre Hughenden Quick Reference Guide

Name: Flinders Discovery Centre

Address: 37 Gray Street, Hughenden, Queensland

Phone: 0747412970


Price:  $5 for adults; $2 for children.

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Trip Advisor rating: 4.5