Winton

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Winton is a town in Outback Queensland between Longreach and Mount Isa

Get in[edit]

Winton Airport (IATA: WIN)

There is a coach connection from the Spirit of the Outback to Longreach, servicing Winton.

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  •   Waltzing Matilda Centre50 Elderslie St. 9AM-5PM. Tells the history of Banjo Patterson's famous ballad "Waltzing Matilda". $22.
  •   Arno's WallVindex St (in Arno's Park, behind North Gregory Hotel). A wall decorated with scrap mechanical items.
  •   Musical Fenceoff Manuka St (over the trainline - if entering Winton from the east, turn right at Manuka St where the signs tell you to turn left for the town centre). A collection of found-object percussion instruments, free for all to use.
  •   Australian Age of Dinosaurs (east of Winton, 11km off the highway on an unsealed road up a mountain). 8:30am-5pm. Tours showing dinosaur bones found locally, animations of the dinosaurs involved and how the bones are uncovered and preserved. $30.
  •   Lark Quarry Dinosaur TrackwaysWinton-Jundah Road (65km southwest of Winton, some on unsealed roads). Dinosaur tracks. $12+.
  • Bladensburg National Park (off Winton-Jundah Road, south of Winton).
  •   Royal TheatreElderslie St (next to North Gregory Hotel, access through the Opal Walk). One of the few remaining open air picture theatres in Australia and includes the World's Largest Deckchair.

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There are several pubs along Elderslie street, including Tattersall's, The North Gregory Hotel, and The Australian Hotel, that offer reasonable food and accommodation.

  •   Coolibah Cafe50 Elderslie St (at the Waltzing Matilda Centre). 9am-2pm.
  •   Musical Fence Cafe67 Elderslie St (in the North Gregory Hotel).
  •   Tattersall's HotelElderslie St.

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Long Waterhole is 2km from Winton on the Jundah Road.

The Combo Waterhole is 132km northwest of Winton off the Landsborough Highway, and is believed by some to be the setting for the story of Waltzing Matilda, or at least part of the inspiration. 'Banjo' Paterson visited the site in 1895 while staying at Dagworth Station and later wrote the words to a song that captured the spirit of Australia – ‘Waltzing Matilda’. Once part of Dagworth Station, the series of waterholes now make up the 49ha Conservation Park.

Bladensburg National Park starts 7km south of Winton. Access is via dirt roads.

Longreach is a couple of hours drive southeast and Cloncurry is about 3 hours drive northwest.

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