Outback Aussie Sports

Make the most of our Outback Festival experience by taking part in these hilarious Outback games.

Bushman’s Egg Throw

Test your skills in handling this very fragile item!  Work in pairs with a thrower and catcher.  The aim of the game is to try to throw and catch eggs without breaking the shell.

  • The tosser throws an egg to their team-mate, the catcher
  • After each successful catch, they spread further apart
  • The winning team is the one that completes a catch without breaking the egg over the furthest distance
  • The record stands at 54.31 metres!  Can you beat this??

Date: Tuesday 24 September
Time: 12.00pm
Venue: Elderslie Street
Age groups: Adults, Seniors, School age children
Cost:  $5 per pair

Nominate at the Outback Festival Office

Kids egg throw event at Outback festival

Swag & Broom Toss

Take the challenge and toss Matilda’s Swag into the ring.  Throw the broom over a measured distance.

Who needs a javelin or a shot put when you have a broom and a swag? Step up to the plate for the Outback version of these popular track and field events.  Are you handy with a broom?  How accurate is your swag toss?

  • When:  Wednesday 25 September
  • Time:  10.00am
  • Where:  Elderslie Street
  • Age Groups:  Adults, Seniors & School age children
  • Cost: $5 per person

Nominate at the Outback Festival Office

Outback junior iron event

Wool Bale Rolling

Roll up, Roll up for the Wool Bale challenge. Let’s see how far you can send your Wool Bale rolling!

Have you ever rolled a Bale of Wool before?  It doesn’t matter, it is all part of the fun and hilarity of the event!  Step up to the plate for the Outback version of these popular track and field events.

When:  Wednesday 25 September

Time: 2.00pm

Where:  Elderslie Street

Age Groups:  Adults, Seniors & School age children

Cost: $5 per person  (Compete as an individual)

Nominate at the Outback Festival Office

Boys rolling wool bale at Outback Festival

True Blue Outback Aussie Sports Pub Crawl

Are you a True Blue Aussie Sports star? Test your skills across 10 top Aussie events at every Outback ‘watering hole’ in Winton!

Bound to bring out the ‘troo bloo’ in you, this hilarious event is an individual competition, but you will need to complete the course in groups (bring your own or join a mixed group).  Up to $700 in prize money, including the Best dressed group prize!

How to nominate for this event:

To nominate for the event go to ‘Buy Tickets‘ and select this event from the Individual & Team Sports section (X1 purchased ticket = X1 nomination)

Nominations close 13 September 2019

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Spectators enjoying the True Blue Outback Aussie Sports Pub Crawl

When: Wednesday 25 September 2019


1.  Golf – Winton Golf Club: Contestants have 3 shots to putt a golf ball on the sand greens.
Scoring: Hole-in-One = 30 points;  Hole-in-Two = 20 points;  Hole-in-Three = 10 points

2.  Football – Winton Rugby League: Contestants have 3 attempts to kick the football into the goal.
Scoring: Three successful goals = 30 points;  Two successful goals = 20 points;  One successful goal = 10 points

3.  Marbles – Winton Hotel: Contestants have 3 shots to remove 1 marble from the centre of the ring – knuckle down and no fudging.
Scoring: Contestant marbles in 1 shot = 30 points;  Contestant marbles in 2 shots = 20 points;  Contestant marbles in 3 shots = 10 points

4.  Pool – TBA: Contestants have 3 shots to pot the black ball off its spot.
Scoring: Pot the black ball in 1 shot = 30 points;  Pot the black ball in 2 shots = 20 points;  Pot the black ball in 3 shots = 10 points

5.  Darts – Winton Club “Go for the Ton”: Contestants have 3 darts each with the best dart to score.
Scoring: Dart lands in Bulls Eye = 30 points;  Dart lands inside treble= 20 points;  Dart lands inside double = 10 points

6.  Cricket – Tatts Hotel: Contestants have 3 bowls at the stumps on a full-length pitch.  No pitching.
Scoring: Hat-trick (3 wickets) = 30 points;  Two successful wickets = 20 points;  One successful wicket = 10 points

7.  Basketball – North Gregory Hotel: Contestants have 3 shots to basket the ball.
Scoring: Three successful baskets = 30 points;  Two successful baskets = 20 points;  One successful basket = 10 points

8.  Bowls – Winton Bowls Club: Contestants have 1 bowl to Jack.
Scoring: Contestants within 1 foot of jack = 30 points;  Contestants within 2 feet of jack = 20 points;  Contestants within 3 feet of jack = 10 points

9.  Cow Pat Discus – Matilda’s Mall (Main Street): Contestants have to throw 3 cow pats over a measured area with the best throw to count.
Scoring: A throw of 20 metres = 30 points;  A throw of 17 metres = 20 points;  A throw of 14 metres = 10 points

10.  Troo Bloo Roo Poo Final – Matilda’s Mall: This event will be at approximately 5pm.  Contestants with scores that come within the first group of points will be eligible for the final. Finalists will be required to blow ROO POO from a blowpipe to see whose wind has held out best during the day.  Each finalist will have 3 blows and the aggregate for each will determine placings. Minor True Bluer: The person who has earned the most points in the 10th event only (The Troo Bloo Roo Poo Final) is the Minor True Bluer and will receive a prize of $150 cash.


Highest 25 scores receive $10 cash each
Minor True Bluer (Troo Bloo Roo Poo Final only): $150 cash
Winner of the True Blue Aussie Sports (across all 10 events): $300 cash
Best Dressed Group: $100 cash per team

Proudly sponsored by Local Hotels & Clubs.

1. Nominations close 13th September 2019.
2. Judge’s decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into.
3. Competitors must be aged 18 years or over.
4. Entry fee is $10 per person.
5. Maximum of 10 per group.
6. Please go to Festival Office (in Elderslie Street) for a final briefing from 9.00am.

Spectators enjoying the True Blue Outback Aussie Sports Pub Crawl