Winton - Dinosaur Capital of Australia, Home of Waltzing Matilda and Queensland's Boulder Opal.
NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LARK QUARRY CONSERVATION PARK IS CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENTS UNTIL APRIL 2015. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
Winton has a rich history as the birthplace of Waltzing Matilda and QANTAS and links to the Great Shearers' Strike of 1891, but is just as well known today for something far more ancient...DINOSAURS!
The region is home to diverse natural history and spectacular landscapes: rolling Mitchell Grass Downs suddenly interrupted by mesa formations, starkly beautiful red earth and spinifex country, and Channel Country, undulating plains as far as the eye can see. This is big sky country.
There are four main towns in our region. Winton, is located in Central Western Queensland on the Landsborough Highway, 178 kilometres north-west of Longreach; 470 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa and approximately 1,500 kilometres from Brisbane. The three other towns are Opalton, Corfield and Middleton - all located in the vicinity.
With so much history and so many natural and heritage attractions there is plenty to see and do in the region. We recommend at least a two day stay in Winton itself. We've even put some suggested itineraries together for you.
And...if you time your visit right, you may be able to catch one of our spectacular events!