REX Airlines

Are you looking for a short break from Townsville to experience the highlights of Outback Festival? Don’t want to drive?

Then Rex Express have the answer!

Special Regional Express flights schedule

Thu 26 Sep  ZL5203 depart  Townsville at 11.20am | arrive Winton  at 12.50pm
Sun 29 Sep  ZL5206  depart Winton at 2.25pm | arrive Townsville at 3.50pm
Prices: from $148.89 pp one way

Need accommodation?

Book a 3 night package at Club Paterson Tent City from $180 pp twin share

This is the perfect package for festival goers looking to camp under the stars without losing their creature comforts.  Our exclusive Tent City location comes complete with premium shower & toilet facilities, covered outdoor breakout area and onsite optional cooked breakfasts.  Step into your roomy tent, unpack and stretch out on your comfortable camp bed (single & double options available) complete with quality linen.  Then it’s just a short walk to all the action.

View of the Winton surrounds

Suggested 3 night itinerary

Thursday 26 September 2019

  • Enjoy the free live entertainment on Main Stage
  • Dine under the stars at our SUNSET DINNER EXTRAVAGANZA!

Arrive Winton Airport and transfer to Club Paterson Tent City.  Step into your roomy Safari tent, unpack and stretch out on your comfortable camp bed. No need to make your bed, it’s all ready for you.  Towels are included too. Then it’s just a short walk to all the action in Elderslie Street, Winton.  Live bands are performing on the Main Stage from 12.30pm today, so pull up a chair and enjoy.  Tonight you’re invited to our Sunset Dinner Extravaganza  at Winton Airport tarmac.  Dine under the stars and celebrate the magical outback sunset.The nominated charity for this year’s Sunset Extravaganza is the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Canapes and a three-course dinner will be prepared by Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski and you’ll enjoy live entertainment by the 1RAR Military Band. The MC for the evening will be Australian musical entertainer, Waltzing Matilda Centre Patron and Outback Queensland Tourism Ambassador, Tania Kernaghan.

Friday 27 September 2019

  • Start your morning right with the BUSH POET’S BREAKFAST 
  • Catch all the action at our FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES including the whacky AUSTRALIAN DUNNY DERBY!

Join Host Marco Gliori as he presents another series of hilarious mornings, featuring Muz Hartin (the bloke who wrote the modern classics Turbulence and Rain From Nowhere) and Bill Kearns the internet sensation with his live U-Tube hits that have captured audiences world-wide. These three characters will have you rolling in the aisles, wiping away the odd tear, and revelling in the campfire atmosphere and mate-ship that The Outback Festival has become famous for. Gates open 3.00pm at the Eric Lenton Memorial Recreation Grounds for the Australian Dunny Derby events and Friday Concert Series (both events are included in your Friday Concert Series entry ticket).  Friday Concert Series lineup includes Friday Night Concert Series – Innocent Eve, Frankie J Holden & Wilbur Wilde, Absolutely 80’s and the 1RAR Rock Band (7.00pm until midnight).

Saturday 28 September 2019

  • Catch the excitement at Nathan Griggs WHIP CRACKING SHOW, OUTBACK IRON MAN FINAL & the GRAND PARADE

Head the the main street for plenty of action this morning including the Nathan Griggs Whip Cracking Show, live bands on the Main Stage and a whole host of whacky events. At 1.00pm, see the finals of the outback strength events including the Outback Iron Man series (one of the country’s toughest Iron Man compititons), the incredible Truck Pull and more.  Gates open 5.00pm at the Eric Lenton Memorial Recreation Grounds for the Outback Thunda Monster Truck Show and Saturday Concert Series (both events are included in your Saturday Concert Series entry ticket).  Saturday Concert Series lineup includes Chantoozies, Brad Butcher, ACCA DACCA, Chili Peppers Tribute Band (7.00pm until midnight).

Sunday 29 September 2019


If you’re feeling chipper, then make your way to Winton’s Diamantina Heritage Truck & Machinery Museum for the Truckies and live entertainment.  Make time to visit the newly opened Waltzing Matilda Centre in the main street, the first museum in the world dedicated to a song.  Discover state of the art interpretation, telling the story of Waltzing Matilda, Australia’s unofficial national anthem.

Book your tickets for:

Sunset Dinner Extravaganza