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Published On: 08 Dec 2021

Introducing Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Extinction Trail

Something big is coming to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in time for the Christmas holidays! Introducing Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Extinction Trail.

With the help of special effects and lifelike models, travel back to a time when dinosaurs and megafauna ruled the earth and explore life on our planet long before the evolution of humans.

Walk with Dinosaurs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet a quirky Muttaburrasaurus, an enormous Austrosaurus or a fierce Velociraptor?

You’ll come face-to-face with these giants as you explore the Mesozoic Era, between 245 and 66 million years ago. Learn how they lived, how the earth changed during this time period and what was behind the mass extinction that wiped out three quarters of the earth’s plant and animal species.

Meet the Megafauna

Have you ever wondered what the descendants of today’s wildlife looked like?

Millions of years after most dinosaurs were wiped out, creatures began to evolve that look a lot like animals we see today.

Check out a giant wombat, or see how you measure up beside a giant goanna.

Will you be brave enough to face the Demon Duck of Doom? Take a walk through Extinction Trail and find out!

Are you an aspiring archaeologist?

Have you ever dreamed on unearthing dinosaur fossils? See what you’ll discover at Extinction Trail’s archaeological digs.

If the history of dinosaurs fascinates you, you’ll love our dinosaur egg and bone displays…and you’ll even get to see a giant scale-model of a T-rex.

Imagine being inside those massive jaws! Yikes!

Extinction Trail opens December 10

The breathtaking, permanent Extinction Trail is free with the price of admission to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Extinction Trail received grant funding via Destination Gold Coast from the Australian Government, under the Recovery for Regional Tourism program, an initiative of the $1 billion COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund.

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