Hi all, this week I am sharing with you a little more from our trip to the far north west of Western Australia in 2021.
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Years ago we had seen replica dinosaur prints embedded in concrete at Gantheaume Point – Minyirr – in Broome. The real tracks were way down on a cliff ledge, only visible at extremely low tides, and extremely difficult and dangerous to reach, hence the replicas.
Just before our trip in July 2021, I researched more about the dinosaur tracks. I discovered that in fact there are thousands of tracks along 100 kilometres of coastline, preserved in the Broome sandstone from Roebuck Bay in Broome, north to Coulomb Point on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
We were in Broome for a week on our way to Cape Leveque, and one of my must-does was to search for dinosaur tracks.
My husband downloaded to his phone the Dinosaur Coast Track App Guide found on the Broome Dinosaur ManagementGroup website.
There are numerous locations where you can hunt for dinosaur
tracks, but we decided that the easiest place for us was Entrance Point near
the Broome Port. We parked at the car park and then walked north of the second boat ramp towards Reddell
Of course the easiest way to see dinosaur tracks, is to actually join a tour, but we wanted to be intrepid dinosaur footprint hunters. We spent an interesting hour or so wandering over the rocks at Entrance Point. As we explored we checked with the app when we found what we thought were dinosaur footprints.
Far from experts, we however decided that the prints we found were possibly Sauropods, gigantic long necked plant eaters, and Theropods, meat eaters that ran on two legs, which were documented to be found here.
It was very exciting to be walking in the area where dinosaurs once trod.
Where is it: The Dinosaur Coast is located around the Broome area on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
My article about the dinosaur footprints was printed in On The Road Magazine, Summer 2021-22 edition.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have you ever seen dinosaur footprints? Perhaps you would like to tell us about it in your comments.
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