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Richmond - Cities, Towns and Localities

Heart of the Ancient Inland Sea

Richmond lies about halfway between Townsville and Mount Isa on the bank of Queensland’s longest river the Flinders. Parks and gardens abound around this small town with many streets lined with pink Bougainvillea making for a very pleasant and tidy town.

Marine dinosaurs were once aplenty in this region, being at the bottom of an inland sea, and this is reflected in the many major fossil discoveries located in and around the town.

Richmond was once submerged beneath an 'Ancient Inland Sea'. Forward time, 100 million years later, the remnants of marine life in that Cretaceous Inland Sea can now be seen in the prolific fossilised remains, and reflected in the many major fossil discoveries located in and around the town. Today, Richmond is known as the 'Fossil Capital of Australia'.

Many of the fossils discoveries are now housed in the award-winning attraction Kronosaurus Korner and accredited Visitor Information Centre. Kronosaurus Korner offers visitors a unique experience with their array of marine fossils, as well as some famous ones including Minmi, considered to be the best preserved dinosaur skeleton in Australian. The Richmond Pliosaur is a complete fossilized marine reptile that has to be seen to be believed. The museum houses over 200 exhibits.

The centre also includes a Fossil Preparation area, theatrette, guided or self-paced tours, Cafe, souvenir shop and kids' corner. A map is available to guide you through Richmond's designated free fossicking sites. Fossil fossicking is encouraged and this place is a good one to get the best advice.

Lake Fred Tritton on the eastern entrance to the town boasts sandy beaches, a boat ramp, free barbeques, amenities, shaded playground facilities and a water park. Stocked with a variety of fish such as barramundi and redclaw, Lake Fred Tritton is great for those wanting to cast a line.

Nestled on the banks of Lake Fred Tritton is the Bush Tucker Gardens. Here you can learn about the plants native to this region, and their traditional purposes. 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 gardens.

Check out our listing of Richmond accommodation and Dinosaur Trail accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Visitor and Tourist Information
Kronosaurus Korner
Flinders Highway
Ph: 1300 KRONOK (1300 576 665)
Ph: 07 4741 3429
Open 7 days 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, and Good Friday
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Richmond Distance

Distance to Richmond
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Richmond:
• Barcaldine 519
• Brisbane 1,591
• Cairns 702
• Charters Towers 363
• Cloncurry 286
• Hughenden 115
• Longreach 412
• Mount Isa 406
• Townsville 500
• Winton 233
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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