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Favorite thing: I really enjoyed my stay in Longreach, but unfortunately I missed what had been my main plan: A tour to Lark Quarry. As I went there out of season, the tours were not running, at least not for only one passenger. When the company informed me about this I decided to go to Longreach anyway as I wanted to take the Greyhound inland route from Brisbane to Cairns, and it was still worth it - but I think that to visit Lark Quarry would have been a special highlight.
Lark Quarry is the only place on earth where the footprints of a dinosaur stampede have been preserved. About 95 million years ago, there was a stampede of a large number of small dinosaurs. They gathered to drink water out of a lake, when a big carnivore dinosaur arrived, so they fled to escape and left their footprints - more than three thousand footprints!
The site is now protected as a conversation park. You can only access it by guided tours. Of course you can go there by your own car, or you can do the guided tour from Longreach which I missed.
I really wanted to see this place as I find it so fascinating that these ancient footprints have been preserved, and such a huge number of them! Maybe I will have the chance to see it one day :-)
Updated Nov 23, 2011