A visit to Triassic Park is a must for budding paleontologists or dinosaur enthusiasts. Located within the Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve, this park has played a crucial role in local history with the discovery of fossils in the early 1900s.
Triassic Park is accessed via the aptly named Triassic Circuit, an easy grade walk of approximately 200m return from the Quarry Street car park. Central to the park iss a large picnic shelter that resembles a Stegosaurus. This structure houses a collection of dinosaur footprints and replicas of fossils that were found in the area.
Information boards allow for easy identification of specific footprints. Children can compare the sizes of their own hands and feet to the prints of various dinosaurs. Of particular interest is a raised sandstone slab featuring 3 large footprints.
Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve offers car parking, toilets, barbeques and picnic shelters. Additionally, a nature-themed playground has recently been constructed.