Broome Museum Information
Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort at the Broome Museum and learn more about the cultural connection to the tracks.
Go to the Rae Val Annexe and see casts of actual Broome tracks, travel back in time to scenes of 130 million years ago handstand next to the world’s largest dinosaur track.
Strong cultural connection
For thousands of years the Indigenous People of the Damper Peninsula and wider west Kimberley have had a strong cultural connection to dinosaur tracks.
The three-toed dinosaur tracks trace the journey of a Bugarrigarra (Dreamtime) creator-being called Marala, also known as Emu Man.
There are panels and videos that explain more about this.
Dinosaur track casts
Along the 100+ kilometres of coastline, four main groups of dinosaurs left track.
Therapods, sauropods, thyreophorans and ornithopods.
See casts of actual Broome tracks and learn more about the dinosaurs that made them.
A series of short films explain the science and cultural connection to the Broome dinosaurs.
If you want to watch them all, allow 2 hours.
Largest dinosaur track
Broome has the world’s largest dinosaur track.
Take a selfie in front of the image and wow your friends and family.
The location is secret and the track is too fragile to make a cast of, so here is a to-scale image. The details have been supplied by Assoc Prof Steve Salisbury.
If you use the standard formula of ‘track length x 3.2 = hip height’ this dinosaur would be 6 metres high at the hip. This dinosaur was pretty big.