Outback Towns


Winton is a great little outback town located 173 kms northwest of Longreach, 470 kms southeast of Mt Isa and 1500 kms from Brisbane.

About Winton

Winton is the Birthplace of our National Song “Waltzing Matilda”.

Winton is the land where dinosaurs once roamed and the home of Queensland’s Boulder Opal.

Winton Shire is located in Central West Queensland and covers 53,820 square kilometres. With our diverse landscape of red earth, Mitchell grass downs and jump-up country Winton has numerous natural and man made attractions to be discovered. Experience Winton Today!!

You will find some of the best outback attractions in and near Winton, including:

  • The Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • The Royal Open Air Theatre (with the Worlds largest deck chair)
  • Lark Quarry (Dinosaur Trackways)
  • Australian Age Of Dinosaurs exhibition and attraction
  • Arno's Wall
  • Musical Fence
  • The North Gregory Hotel (first live performance of Waltzing Matilda)
  • Corfield & Fitzmaurice Historical Building (Also houses several displays)
  • Opalton (Boulder Opal mining town)
  • The Winton Club (first board meeting of QANTAS)
  • Bladensburg National Park

Just to name a few of the many attractions. Allow several days to fully explore this fascinating part of outback Queensland.

Recently home to Hollywood hunk Guy Pearce for the filming of The Proposition.

The best time to visit the town is in the winter, but the social calender does boast a full range of Winton events all year round.


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Airport
  • Hospital
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Dump Point
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs