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Kronosaurus Korner 

Visiting Australia's premier marine fossil museum, Kronosaurus Korner, is an unforgettable prehistoric adventure, where you see some of the most awe inspiring marine creatures such as ‘Penny' the Richmond plesiosaur – Australia's best vertebrate fossil, ‘Krono' Kronosaurus queenslandicus – a 10 metre, giant marine reptile and ‘Wanda' – Australia's largest fossilised fish.

Although the museum has mostly marine creatures, there are two dinosaurs; ‘Mia' Minmi paravertebra – with impressions of its fossilised skin, it is considered to be Australia's best-preserved dinosaur skeleton and ‘Marlin's Beastie' sauropod – a gigantic plant-eating dinosaur.

The museum offers hand-held audio guides for a self-paced tour, starting with a theatrette presentation where you can step back in time and watch our prehistoric sea monsters come back to life.

There is also a Krono Kids Korner where children can entertain themselves, while their parents enjoy the tour.

With a modern, fully equipped preparation laboratory, visitors to the museum can view fossils being processed (via a glass viewing window).The preparation techniques carried out at Kronosaurus Korner are of a world class standard, with some of Australia's best and most significant fossil finds having been prepared for display in our laboratory.

Kronosaurus Korner is also an accredited visitor information centre; our friendly staff can provide you with both local & regional information. The souvenir shop stocks a wide range of toys, gifts and apparel for both adults and children.

www.kronosauruskorner.com.au

 

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Fossil Hunting Sites

Many of the fossils found in Richmond are among the best preserved of their kind in the world. The chance to find such treasures enthrals both hobbyists and professional palaeontologists alike. We offer the opportunity for guests at Kronosaurus Korner to find fossils themselves by visiting our Fossil Hunting Sites.

By turning a few stones over you may uncover a fossil fish, squid, shark tooth, bivalve or giant marine reptile. Who knows, your discoveries may change how palaeontologist interpret Australia’s ancient past. 

The Fossil Hunting Sites are located 12 kilometres North of Richmond, Outback Queensland and are accessible to all vehicles via fully sealed roads. The easiest route from Kronosaurus Korner to the Fossil Hunting Sites follows Goldring Street (the main street of Richmond) to the North. Outside of the township, the route continues as Goldring Street, becomes the Richmond Woolgar Road. The signed entrances of both sites are present on the Richmond Woolgar Road.

Permits and Fossil Hunting Guides are available from Kronosaurus Korner.

Camping is strictly prohibited at the Fossil Hunting Sites.

 

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Lake Fred Tritton

Lake Fred Tritton has a relaxed, yet energetic vibe and is bursting with activities to excite the whole family. It is perfect for swimming, skiing, canoeing and the fantastic playground's and water park will keep the kids entertained for hours. 

Whether you are walking the dog, or taking the kids out for a ride on their bikes or scooters, the walking path is perfect place for a stroll.

For the fishing enthusiasts, the Lake is stocked with 18 species of fish, so it’s a great spot to cast a line from the jetty or launch your tinnie from the boat ramp.

Pack a picnic or even a ‘snag’ to sizzle on the free BBQ’s and enjoy a picturesque outback sunset.

Lake Fred Tritton Fish Species Guides are available from Kronosaurus Korner.

Camping is strictly prohibited at Lake Fred Tritton.

 

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Bush Tucker Garden

Wander through the Bush Tucker Garden and be educated on the regions native plants and their traditional purposes.

Situated on the banks of Lake Fred Tritton, the garden offers a quiet retreat for bird watching.

The garden's waterfall represents the birthplace of Richmond's water flowing from the basalt country to the white gravel, gidgee stones and moonrocks complete the garden.

Bush Tucker Garden Plant Lists & Richmond’s Bird Lists are available from Kronosaurus Korner.

 

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Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre

Built from local flagstone rock the Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre is a replica of the original Cambridge Downs Homestead built in the late 1860’s.  It houses a small collection of historical displays relating to farming and gold mining in the region.

The Richmond Shire Council was conscious that the shires unique historical and cultural background was in danger of being lost in a rapidly changing world and the replica provides a place for the display of local records and artefacts. It is hoped that the Centre will grow as residents; both past and present offer other exhibits.

 

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Richmond War Memorial

The Richmond War Memorial is located at the Jack Browns Lion on the Flinders Highway. The Richmond War Memorial is a unique design, replacing previous Memorial fountain, as the main memorial in Richmond. Symbolising a stylisation of three rifles marking the graves of three ANZAC soldiers who lost their lives at the battle fo the Somme, France in the Great War. Original wooden crosses on the battlefields were made from artillery shell and ammunition boxes. To signify this fact, the centre of the memorial constitutes a steel cross that extends beyond the uprights. Dedicated on the 25th April 2001.

The memorial holds Rolls of Honour for individuals from the Richmond region who served and died in wars. Additionally, there is space for smaller individual remembrance plaques to Veterans. There are tri-service and additional badges to represent all the forces on the three struts.

Conflicts commemorated: South Africa War, 1899-1902, First World War, 1914-1918, Second World War, 1939-1945, Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960, Korean War, 1950-1953, Indonesian Confrontation 1962-66 &Vietnam War, 1962-1972

The Jack Brown Lions Park also contains a number of guns and war trophies that have been preserved to complement the main memorial.

Anzac Day 2012 saw the unveiling of a bronze bust of Australia's most decorated solider LT. COL. HENRY (HARRY) MURRAY. Lt Col Murray lived on GLENLYON Station.

 

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Pioneer Cemetery

Entrenched in a deep history from the days of wool and gold, the Pioneer Cemetery located on Flinders Highway in Richmond, gives visitors an insight to the hardships faced by the pioneers of time. The cemetery contains graves dating between 1886 and 1921. Some of the reasons that there are more than 300 people buried in the early cemetery are mining accidents, fires, murders, child birth and general hardship. Unfortunately, only about 30 or so headstones remain from around 300 burials. Where possible, broken segments have been reassembled and laid flat, others have been repaired and remounted. Brass plaques have been erected listing all known burials in the Pioneer Cemetery.

Containing graves from those who were buried between 1886 and 1921

Cemetery records are available for viewing at the Kronosaurus Korner Visitor Information Centre.

 

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Hampstead Tours

Hampstead Tours offer a unique bush experience.  Nestled in the foot hills of the rugged Gregory Range, 'Hampstead Springs' has an unrivalled mixture of spectacular scenery, unusual geological formations, colourful history and clever innovation - all served up with a good dollop of home cooking and bush hospitality.

Bus departs Kronosaurus Korner 7:00am Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  Tour returns approximately 5:00pm.

Hats and closed in foot wear are advisable.

Booking are recommended and can be made at Kronosaurus Korner (07) 4741 3429 or Lakeview Caravan Park (07) 4741 3772.

www.hampsteadtours.info

 

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