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!
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.
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
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?
Times: Flights available every 15 minutes from 6:30am-6pm daily.
Price: Festival Special $99 per person (10 minute flight)
Minimum 2 passengers per booking
P: 0467 735 483
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
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.
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
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 & 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
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