Things to see & do

While you’re in town for Outback Festival, take some time to check out the great local attractions in Winton and surrounds!

Visit Lark Quarry with Red Dirt Tours

Dinosaur Stampede ¾ Day Tour

Join a day tour to the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park. See the footprints of dinosaurs that roamed the region 95 million years ago. You’ll also visit private property to enjoy the spectacular views along the way, and hear about the natural environment and history of the area.
Time: 8:45am pick up from your Winton accommodation. Return approx 3.30pm. Tour length approx 6.5 hrs.

P: 07 4657 1466

E:  [email protected]

Waltzing Matilda Centre rebuilt

Waltzing Matilda Centre

The Waltzing Matilda Centre tells the story of a song that lives in the hearts of all Australians as our unofficial anthem. It is the first museum in the world dedicated to a song. The original centre, history and artefacts were destroyed by a fire in 2015. From the ashes on the 20 April, 2018 the Waltzing Matilda Centre was reborn! The Waltzing Matilda Centre incorporates a nostalgic light and sound show in the Billabong Theatrette, and interprets the song through interactive and technical displays in the ‘Home of the Legend’ room. Visitors can also learn of stories from WW1, view art displays in the gallery and discover the history of the Winton Shire and the birth of Qantas.

50 Elderslie Street, Winton

P: 1300 665 115

E: [email protected]

outback regional gallery

Outback Regional Gallery

The Outback Regional Gallery is one of the only 24-hour, climate controlled, purpose-built galleries in central Queensland able to display artworks from regional, state and national institutions. The art gallery is an initiative of the Winton Shire Council to develop and encourage arts and culture in the outback region. An anticipated event on the yearly calendar is The John Villiers Outback Art Prize attracting entries locally and across the nation that respond to the theme Outback: A Sense of Place. The art prize is open to both adult and emerging youth categories with a prize pool currently worth $16,000. The John Villiers Outback Art Prize is generously sponsored by The John Villiers Trust.

50 Elderslie Street, Winton

9am to 5pm daily

P: (07) 46572625

E: [email protected]

outback from above

Outback From Above Helicopter Tours

Experience the Festival from above!

Based at Winton Airport and departing from the airport and special event helipads around the festival, soak up the sites in state-of-the-art aircraft. Why not start the day in adventure mode with a sunrise flight?

P: 0467 735 483

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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Located just outside of Winton, you won’t want to miss a visit to see Australia’s largest dinosaur fossil collection. Join a guided tour (from 9am hourly) with very enthusiastic guides who excel in sharing amazing stories of our prehistoric friends. Tours also include seeing animated recreations of “Banjo” and Matilda” dinosaurs and interpretation of the fascinating dinosaur geology of the Winton district.

Landsborough Highway, Winton

P: (07) 4657 0078

E: [email protected]

Bladensburg National Park

Bladensburg National Park is just a 12km drive south from Winton and is a great spot for nature walks and heritage activities. You may explore the Homestead complex with its outrider stations, shearing shed, Grave of baby Delia Dalrymple, remnants of old Bladensburg racetrack and Manhole bore (windmill). Spot some endangered wildlife including the Julia Creek dunnart and enjoy pastoralist history.

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Inside Lark Quarry

Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry

Glimpse the drama of a dinosaur stampede some 95 million years ago at Lark Quarry Conservation Park. As herds of small two-legged dinosaurs came to drink at the lake, a huge meat-eating theropod approached and then charged the group.  On your interpretive tour, you’ll see evidence of some 3030 fossilised footprints left as evidence of this chaotic event. Make sure you don’t miss out on this captivating story of prehistoric times.

Lark Quarry Conservation Park via Winton-Jundah Road

P: (07) 4657 0078

E: [email protected]

Winton's Heritage Truck & Machinery Museum

Heritage Truck & Machinery Museum

Take a nostalgic trip into Transport History with a visit to Winton’s Heritage Truck and Machinery Museum. The Museum is a community-based, volunteer-managed organisation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Australia’s unique road transport heritage. View fully-restored heritage trucks, tractors and machinery, a unique collection of workhorses from yesteryear.

Opening hours: 9am to 4pm Daily

P: 0429 806 140

E: [email protected]

Corfield and Fitzmaurice general store

Corfield & Fitzmaurice

This magnificent example of a general store is heritage listed by the National Trust. Opened by partners Corfield and Fitzmaurice in 1878, it was Winton’s first general store, serving people of the township and pastoral properties until 1987. Today it houses in part of the building Combo Crafts, which has a great selection of handmade crafts. The remaining part of the building incorporates a mini-museum, which requires a cover charge for entry.

Opening hours during Outback Festival:
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 9am to 12.30pm
Sunday – Closed

The Musical Fence in Winton

Musical Fence

On 20th July 2003 local and visiting artists gathered in Winton to perform in a truly unique composition. The world premiere of The Musical Fence. The Musical Fence, designed by percussionist and composer Graeme Leak, is a wire fence that can be played as a musical instrument and it is the first Permanent musical fence installation in the world. It is free to use and is there for every visitor to Winton to enjoy. So what are you waiting for?

Entry Fee: Free