130 million years ago dinosaurs roamed the Kimberley coast, today all that remains are amazing fossilised footprints.
Along Broome’s Gantheaume Point and to James Price Point on the Dampier Peninsula the tracks of up to seven different dinosaur species from the Cretaceous period, including sauropods, ornithopods and stegosaurus, have been verified. Dinosaurs roamed the coastal marshes and swamp forests, leaving tracks in the sandy tidal flats and abandoned river channels.
Indigenous people of the Dampier Peninsula and wider west Kimberley had strong cultural connections with dinosaur tracks, the footprints tracing the journeys of their ancestors.
Footprints can be seen at low tide around Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point and Reddell Beach. For site locations and tips on how to find them, check out the Dinosaur Coast Management Group website.
When exploring for dinosaur tracks please take care - the weathered and exposed rock layers break off easily.
The footprints have been around for 130 million years and must be protected for future generations - please do not step on the edges or drive over the tracks and do not remove sand from the tracks.