10 reasons Winton is a MUST SEE!
Great Winton Accommodation and attractions!
One of the most exciting destinations in the Outback is Winton. With awesome annual events, world class attractions, famous historical and cultural occurences, the penning of our National Song, and the world's only recorded evidence of stampeding dinosaurs...this town is a must see for any outback adventurer!
Winton is approximately 9 hours drive west of Roma and has all the modern facilities you need to make your journey as safe and comfortable as possible. With a range of accommodation, Eftpos, fuel, hospital, hotels, LP gas, great food, mechanical repairs, pharmacy, police, post office, RACQ, and a great shopping centre.
Winton has a rich history with links to the Great Shearers' Strike, Waltzing Matilda and Qantas, but today the town is almost as well known for something far more ancient - dinosaurs. Some of the great attractions and accommodation you'll find in Winton are:
1. Lark Quarry
Visit the world's only recorded dinosaur stampede and the trackways that inspired the stampede scene in the movie "Jurassic Park". This amazing Centre recreates the scene of 95 million years ago when Dinosaurs ruled the earth.
2. Waltzing Matlida Centre
One of the most famous visitors to Winton was Banjo Patterson. While on a holiday in 1895, he penned Australia's favourite ballad and National Song ""Waltzing Matilda"". You can experience the inspiration behind the song at the Waltzing Matilda Centre.
3. Open Air Theatre
Kick back...relax and enjoy "5 Star" service under the clear, majestic Southern Sky and take in the latest in movie entertainment.
4. Opal Fossicking
Opal is Australia's National Gemstone and Winton has its very own unique opal known as Boulder Opal. You can try your luck fossicking for beautiful boulder opal.
5. Combo Waterhole
The place where Banjo Patterson took inspiration from when creating "Waltzing Matlida".
6. Outback Festival
You havent 'experienced' the outback until you've entered the Australian Dunny Derby, or witnessed the World Crayfish Derby Race Meeting, part of the line up of unique events at the Winton Outback Festival.
7. Camel Races
Come along and witness the wild wild west at it's best. Outback Camel Racing is an event you have to experience at least once in your life!
8. QBOA Opal Festival
Don't miss Winton's Opal Festival in July when some of Queensland's best boulder opal and opal jewellery is on display and for sale.
9. North Gregory Hotel Motel
The North Gregory Hotel Motel is steeped in history with the first performance of Waltzing Matilda on 6 April 1895. The pub can accommodate just about anyone with ensuite rooms, hotel rooms, backpackers, even a free tourist park, and also have large family rooms available.
10.Matilda Country Tourist Caravan Park
The Matilda Country Tourist Park offers every modern facility along with the special service that you only find in a family owned and operated business. They'll set you on the right track about the region's attractions, with brief talks at intervals throughout the day on what to see and do while you are here.
To plan your trip to Winton, click Winton Tourism Information get more .May 04 2011
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