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Queensland Explore Centre - Hughenden

Flinders Discovery Centre

This huge display area houses an amazing exhibition of fossils from around the world, as well as an extensive and growing display of fossils from the local area. ‘Hughie” is the star attraction; a life size skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus.

Come and witness the amazing light and sound show that takes you back over 500 million years to the beginning of the formation of Porcupine Gorge.
The Bioregions display give concise information about the four different bioregions in the Shire, explaining land types, flora and fauna unique to these areas.
“Shearing the Stragglers” tells the story of the demise of the sheep industry throughout the Flinders Shire. Tales of hardship and change are told through stories of men who lived this grueling life from 1865 to present day times.
While wandering around the Centre, enjoy the video on Hughenden and District, telling the story of how Hughenden came to be.
The Flinders Discovery Centre stocks a large range of souvenirs, information on local and regional holiday destinations.


Please note: The Queensland Explore Centre - Hughenden is Only open from April to October

Opening Hours:

Mon- Fri: 9.00am – 5.00pm 

Emerald Explore Centre, Photo credit Jesse Lindeman Photo credit: Jesse Lindeman

What We Offer:

  • Travel Train
  • QPWS bookings qld Wide
  • Rex Airline booking
  • Wide variety of Brochures including WA and NT

Top 10 things to do around the region:

1.Porcupine Gorge National Park
2. Flinders Discovery Centre
3. Fox Helicopter National park Tours/outback Pub Tours/Coast to outback tours
4. Mt Walker lookout
5.Ammonite/Pterosaur/fish and other Dinosaur Sculptures
6. Hughenden Recreational Lake
7.Belemnite Fossicking area
8. Basalt Byways tourist drive
9.Kooroorinya Nature Reserve
10. Federation Rotunda

Contact us:

Phone:  07 47412970
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.visithughenden.com.au/