Dinosaur World (Creswick)

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Dinosaur World
Location Creswick, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°25′26″S 143°53′35″E / 37.424°S 143.893°E / -37.424; 143.893Coordinates: 37°25′26″S 143°53′35″E / 37.424°S 143.893°E / -37.424; 143.893
Theme Dinosaurs
Owner Keah Otto
Opened 1982
Closed 2002

Dinosaur World (also known as The World of Dinosaurs) was a small theme park located off the Midland Highway in Creswick, Victoria, Australia. It operated from 1982 to 2002.

History[edit]

Dinosaur World was a four hectare Fun Park situated amongst natural bushland and offers 18 life-size dinosaur models, native wildlife, a barbecue area, extensive playground including trampolines, swings and slides and a natural history museum.

It was open every day except Wednesday's and Christmas Day from 10am to 5pm. It was open every day during the school holidays, and admission cost $5.50 per person.[1]

The park operated for 20 years before its most recent owner, Keah Otto, was forced to close its doors in 2002. She cited many issues for its closure, including the cost of insurance and Work Cover.[2]

Attractions[edit]

  • 20 life size dinosaur models.
  • Playground area.
  • Flying fox.
  • Barbecue and picnic area.
  • Activity room.
  • Fossil museum.
  • Native wildlife.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RACV" - "Dinosaur World"". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  2. ^ ""The Courier" - "Dinosaur park closes after almost 20 years"". 2002-06-14. Retrieved 2009-11-22.