Accessible Outback at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs

With tailored accessible accommodation and thrilling experiences, you can embark on an accessible Outback Queensland journey that promises excitement and great memories.

The town of Winton is the home of Banjo Patterson’s ‘Waltzing Matilda’, Boulder opals, the quirky Winton Music Fence, and a fantastic array of events so there’s plenty to see and do.

It’s also dinosaur country and just 24km south west of town is the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, one of Australia’s top visitor experiences.

Here you’ll find the world’s largest Australian dinosaur fossil collection and ‘Banjo’ and ‘Matilda’, two of Australia’s most complete dinosaur skeletons. The Museum tours take you on a journey through time to learn about these creatures of the past, reveal the secrets of finding dinosaur bones and how to preserve and display them. 

Accessibility is a key visitor consideration and there’s ramped access into the Reception Centre and Dinosaur Canyon, and the Fossil Preparation Laboratory is on a single level so it’s easy to get around. Wheelchairs are provided if needed and it’s advisable to book these ahead of your visit.

accessible walkway Winton

However, wheelchair users may need some assistance on parts of the museum’s flat, gravelled walking track outside and it’s recommended to drive between the buildings if you use mobility aids.

The Reception Centre and Dinosaur Canyon Outpost have baby changing facilities, unisex accessible toilets, and ambulant toilets. 

There’s lots of resources available at the Reception Centre, including braille, large print, and tactile guides which also include a link to the museum’s audio guide. You can download the museum’s visual story and cards from the website or borrow them in a sensory bag from the Reception Centre. 

Visitors who have a mobility impairment and a permit can use the accessible spaces in the main carpark. 

Companion Card holders get concession priced entry with free admission for their carer or companion. 

The Museum can tailor services for your visit so contact them directly to discuss your requirements.

Whether you’re staying for a few days or planning a longer trip there’s heaps of experiences to try in Outback Queensland – download our 2024 Travellers Guide for more ideas.