About Muttaburra

Population: 100

Meeting of the waters

Muttaburra derives its name from the local aboriginal tribe of Mootaburra which means the meeting of waters – which is most appropriate as Muttaburra is situated close to a number of water courses. There are several spots along the Thomson and Landsborough Rivers where you can enjoy camping, fishing and water sports.

Muttaburra is the geographic centre of Queensland.  Have your photo taken in front of the centre of Queensland Monument.

Muttaburra’s most famous moment was when local grazier Doug Langdon uncovered the fossilised skeleton of a dinosaur.  The Muttaburrasaurus Langdoni was a land living, plant eating dinosaur that roamed the earth 100 million years ago.  The discovery of the skeleton was the first of its kind in Australia and is celebrated with an impressive statue located in the new Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre.


Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre

The replica of the Muttaburrasaurus Langdoni has a new home in the Muttaburrasaurus Interpretation Centre. In 1963 local grazier, the late Doug Langdon discovered the fossilized skeleton of a dinosaur near the Thomson River at Muttaburra. This was the second most complete dinosaur skeleton found in Queensland and

Dr Arratta Museum

Located in the picturesque town of Muttaburra, home to the Muttaburrasaurus is the Dr Arratta Hospital Museum. The museum houses an array of medical artefacts and historical memorabilia. Take a step back in time and see how medicine has evolved throughout the years. Guided tours of the Museum