Hughenden situated approximately 350 kilometres west of Townsville is best known for the discovery of the dinosaur known as the Muttaburrasaurus. It is located on the edge of the ancient underground sea and because of this a number of important fossils have been found in the area with the Muttaburrasaurus being the most important.
The skeleton was the first entire dinosaur skeleton found in Australia and the find is now displayed in the centre of the town. Another major attraction in the area is the Porcupine Gorge, also knows as the little Grand Canyon. Porcupine Gorge is located some 45 kilometres north of Hughenden and is well worth a visit for tourists visiting the area. There is plenty of accommodation available within Hughenden from Hotels/Motels to caravan parks.