Hughenden is another of those towns along the Flinders Highway when traveling the Townsville to Mount Isa route. Visiting Hughenden in the middle of winter is a pleasurable event. The town has loads of community pride that is readily on display and is also the Dinosaur Capital of Australia. The Hughenden Museum has a must visit display that gives a succinct commentary of the events eons earlier.
Hughenden also boasts a replica of the Muttaburrasaurus, a dinosaur, whose bones were discovered in 1963 near Muttaburra (a town visit still for Bustout to do)) and some teeth and other bones were also discovered around Hughenden. One reason for fossils being discovered must be the dry climate, which means the rocks are usually bare of vegetation. The town is home to the Hughenden Dinosaur Festival,
Allow an overnighter to enjoy what Hughenden has to offer. Bustout did not have the time to visit Porcupine Gorge. We are told visitors should make the effort.