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Is there any good sites to explore around Brisbane?

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Down under fossil hunter

Is there any good sites to explore around Brisbane?

Thanks

The Dinmore fossils are easy to find and are about 32klm from Brisbane

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Mars

Hi,

I am also from South East QLD, I'm on the Gold Coast.

I will check out the Dinmore Site,do you need permission to enter this site?

Are there any other good sites in the south East of QLD, Northern NSW area?

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traveltip1

Petrified wood near Chinchilla.

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Down under fossil hunter

Hi,

I am also from South East QLD, I'm on the Gold Coast.

I will check out the Dinmore Site,do you need permission to enter this site?

Are there any other good sites in the south East of QLD, Northern NSW area?

Not that I am aware of and I am in Northern NSW regularly.

There is a Tertiary deposit at Redbank Plains and a few megafauna sites a couple of hours from Brisbane most of these sites require a lot of effort for a very small return.

For Dinmore you do need permission if you went during the week when it is busy but on the weekends as long as you aren't riding motorbikes through the pits it is unlikely you will run into any trouble.

PM me if you need more details

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Down under fossil hunter

Petrified wood near Chinchilla.

This is true and it is about the only thing that you are allowed to collect in Chinchilla, if you attempt to collect megafauna be prepared to be shot at or arrested (or so I have been told).

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Down under fossil hunter

Hi Ash, the Chinchilla site is behind the rifle range and has to be accessed through private property.

I have met the people who own the property when working at the QM and anyone that enters it without permission has a nice trip home in the back of a paddy wagon. lol

The Darling Downs sites (especially those near Clifton) are also on private property and are so overgrown that it is futile to even attempt to find the wonderful beasties that once lived there.

As for Dinmore and Redbank just PM me and I will talk you through it.

Cheers

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Antony H

Hi I know that this thread is a few years old but I have only just become a member. I live in SE Qld and have a son who is Dino and Fossil crazy. I would love to be able to take him scratching around so he can find some history of his own. The Dinmore site sounds great. Any chance of some more specific directions???

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Down under fossil hunter

To get there just turn left off Brisbane road onto Whitewood road (Ebbw Vale), drive almost to the end and you will see a dirt driveway that goes up among some gum trees on the left. About 30 meters in you will come to a metal cattle style gate (which is always locked but you can get through it).

Once through, take the track to your left and follow it approximately 800m which will take you up a hill, then it will open up at the top and you are free to look all around.

Please don't go into any of the pits that are in operation and be careful not to work under overhanging rocks as they can be very unstable and most importantly... Have Fun!

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Dougs

Does anyone know if access is still available at the Dinmore site.

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