Things to see and do2019-01-21T04:41:34+00:00

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]
reddirttours.com.au

Vision splendid safari tour in Winton

Vision Splendid Safari Tour

Join a full day off-highway adventure through Bladensburg National Park to the Twisted Forest, ancient rock pools and 4WD descent off the ‘jump up’ before stepping back in time 95 million years at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs.  The tour includes morning tea, lunch and a private tour of Australian Age of Dinosaurs.
Time:  7.30/7.45am pick up from your Winton accommodation. Return approx 4.30pm. Tour length approx 9 hrs.

P: (07) 4657 0647 or 0474 510 428 

E: [email protected]
visionsplendidoutbacktours.com.au

Waltzing Matilda Centre rebuilt

Waltzing Matilda Centre

If there is a song that lives in the hearts of Australian’s it’s Waltzing Matilda. The Waltzing Matilda Centre tells the story of the song and the Winton region.

50 Elderslie Street, Winton

P: 1300 665 115

E: [email protected]
matildacentre.com.au

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 0712

E: [email protected]
australianageofdinosaurs.com

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: 1300 665 115

E: [email protected]
dinosaurtrackways.com.au

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: 8am to 5pm Daily

Entry Fee: $5.00 per person

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 – 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday – 11.00am to 3.00pm

Entry Fee: $3.00 – Child / $3.00 – Concession / $5.00 – Adult / $10.00 – Family

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

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