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Winton

Rich in history, Winton was originally known as Pelican Waterhole and was first settled in 1875. The Outback town is best known as the place that AB (Banjo) Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda in 1895, while staying at Dagworth Station outside Winton. The first performance of the ballad was reported to be at Winton's North Gregory Hotel on 6 April of the same year. Winton is recognised as the 'home' of Australian bush poetry, hosting the annual Bronze Swagman Award, one of the country's most prestigious literary awards.

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service (Qantas), Australia's national airline was formed in Winton in November, 1920 and its first board meeting was held in the Winton Club on 21 February 1921.

Winton is famous for its water supply which thrusts its way to the earth's surface from three artesian bores, all around 1,200 metres deep emerging at a temperature of 83 degrees Celsius. The water is sourced from the Great Artesian Basin which provides water for most of Australia's Outback.

Winton is in the centre of Matilda Country, a diverse region in which vast Mitchell Grass plains are broken by magnificent coloured gorges, ridges and jump-ups. Visitors to the region will be amazed by the vastness of the plains and the undulating nature of the landscape. There is a wide variety of animal and bird life in the area, generally best seen around dusk and dawn on minor roads and tracks.

Day trips from Winton take visitors to Opalton, one of the oldest opal fields in Queensland; Combo Waterhole, where the swaggie of 'Waltzing Matilda' fame reputedly met his fate; the vintage sandstone homestead of Old Cork Station; and Lark Quarry, where 93 million year-old fossils capture a dinosaur stampede.

This is just a glimpse of what is on offer. Winton – come for a day, stay for a week!

Winton, Winton Area
Queensland
Australia

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Blackall Caravan Park

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$20.00 - 120.00
The Blackall Caravan Park offers powered and unpowered sites, fully self-contained cabins and units. There are two amenity blocks, a laundry, dump point, pets are welcome, free Wifi, drive through shady grass/slab sites. Situated off the highway, this park offers a peaceful and relaxing stay. The rich diversity of the Caravan Park offers many attractive options for the holiday maker or traveller. Morning tea - billy tea, coffee and home made scones - all day, whip cracking displays, damper making demonstrations, Stewart displays his horsemanship on his horse Jet. Camp oven dinner followed by damper and billy tea every night (May to August). It's a great opportunity to meet, mingle and talk with fellow travellers. The next morning you can stroll downtown - it's just a short walk to shops, pubs, clubs, and aquatic centre. Debbie and staff at the Blackall Caravan Park would like to welcome you to Blackall

Kinnon and Co Outback Lodges

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$125.00 - 195.00
Welcome to Kinnon and Co. Outback Lodges, comfortable self contained accommodation perfect for business, leisure and families. Ideally located next door to Longreach's iconic attractions. Outback Lodges offer quiet, leafy surrounds with beautiful gardens and modern facilities. Accommodation range from Standard, Deluxe to Superior Lodges. All Lodges are appointed with air-conditioning, television, dining table and full kitchen facilities. All towels and linen supplied. Parking to your door. Lodges are non-serviced but a service can be requested at a fee. For bookings 7 days or longer a weekly service is provided free of charge. Facilities include covered communal area, pool, barbecues, laundry and luggage storage area.

Coopers on Cassowary

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$200.00 - 200.00
Coopers on Cassowary offers modern cottage accommodation in the heart of Longreach, Queensland. Fully self-contained three bedroom cottage, accommodating up to five people, with one master queen room, one twin room and one single room. For your exclusive use whether one or five people stay. The spacious cottage has an open plan kitchen/living area, laundry, split system air conditioning, bbq, outdoor dining areas and fully fenced shady back garden. Coopers on Cassowary caters for the discerning family, visitor or business traveller. Centrally located close to the Longreach central business district. For your exclusive use.

The Lake

Aramac, Barcaldine Area
From AU$5.00 - 25.00
The Lake is a small natural lake situated 68 kilometres north-east of Aramac covering 20 square kilometres. This fresh water lake is perfect for swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing and bird watching. Two small chalets are available for hire and there is plenty of camping with powered and unpowered sites available. Visitors are required to bring some items such as their own bedding. Lake Dunn, aboriginal name 'Pajingo Bola' meaning 'Big Fella Waterhole', is a birdwatchers paradise and is home to over 80 different species of birds. Getting to Lake Dunn is a pleasurable drive along bitumen road over the Aramac Range, through the desert country with its red sand, spinifex grass and wild heather, which flowers in spring. Cabins for hire sleep five people and contain a refrigerator and electric kettle. You will need to bring your own crockery, cutlery, bedding and food. Barbecues are available.

North Gregory Hotel

Winton, Winton Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 140.00
The North Gregory Hotel prides itself on providing warm and welcoming accommodation to the discerning traveller and has been the focal point for locals and for travellers since the original hotel was first opened in 1879. The North Gregory Hotel is more than just a hotel, it is a part of many significant moments in history and an attraction itself, and a must see in your ultimate outback Queensland experience. Set in the heart of Winton, the North Gregory Hotel, sets the tone for your outback experience. Located in the town centre, only a short stroll from the Waltzing Matilda Centre, The Opal Walk and the Royal Open Air Theatre, the North Gregory Hotel is perfectly situated for you to make the most of all there is to offer in Winton and beyond. The personality of the North Gregory Hotel reflects the history and ambience of yesteryear whilst providing all the comforts of today. The hotel offers 29 ensuite rooms, 15 unpowered van sites, a dining room, cafe, bar and beer garden, TAB and Keno services, a bottle shop, poker machines, laundromat, private cinema, massage services and a hairdresser.

Cooper Cabins

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$90.00 - 140.00
Eight hours' drive from Roma is a small town called Windorah - where the mighty Cooper flows, the yellowbelly are great and the sandhills are huge. Windorah is a great place for overnight stopovers, with the famous Birdsville Pub a comfortable drive the next day. Cooper Cabins offer you fully self-contained cabins with a barbecue area, which is a great place for you to watch the magnificent sunsets before the stars come out - something city folk don't get to see a lot of. The licensed dining room is open seven days offering food and drinks to make your stay comfortable. Go and see the great outback.

Stonehenge Caravan Park

Stonehenge, Barcoo Area
From AU$2.00 - 30.00
The Stonehenge Caravan Park is centrally located in Stonehenge diagonally across from the hotel, the hub of the town. The park has four powered sites but ample room for extra vans or tents. An ablution block complete with unisex facilities for guests with a disability are provided. A barbecue has also been erected in the grounds for the visitors' convenience. Surrounding the park is landscaped gardens providing an inviting appearance to the visitor.

Jundah Caravan Park

Jundah, Barcoo Area
From AU$5.00 - 30.00
The Jundah Caravan Park is located at the rear of the Barcoo Shire Memorial Park which fronts onto the main street, Dickson and is adjacent to the public pool. Access to the park is from Miles Street. The Caravan Park shares an ablution block with the pool or nearby in the Memorial Park and hosts its own laundry. The cool green oasis of the Memorial Park provides a beautiful setting for relaxation after a long drive. It's just a minute walk to the local general store, hotel and a five minute walk to the river where you can drop a line in and try your luck at catching a Yellow belly or catfish. Maybe the preferred menu is yabbies for an entree.

Windorah Caravan Park

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$10.00 - 30.00
The Windorah Caravan Park has 32 powered sites and plenty of camping area. There are also two ablution blocks equipped with hot water, washing machines and clothes line. The Caravan Park also has a closed in eating area, fire area and a barbecue. The Park is set in bush surroundings, it is a short walk to town services including - restaurant, bar, corner shop, public phones, Post Office, Service Station and Information Centre. There is also a dump site available for your convenience. The Caravan Park is open all hours.

Albert Park Motor Inn

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$124.00 - 184.00
The Albert Park Motor Inn is one of the finest quality establishments in western Queensland with 56 spacious rooms, the Oasis Restaurant and Bar, resort style pool complex and a modern Conference and Function Centre. The Albert Park is located close to the main attractions of Longreach, and is near the airport on the main western highway from the east. The Albert Park Motor Inn has extensive landscaped grounds with abundant local fauna and flora. The property is proud to be home to native green frogs, geckos, goannas, emus, kangaroos, birds and lizards. They are all very friendly! As the headquarters of the western region, visitors can move out from their Longreach base to enjoy the attractions of Barcaldine, Winton, Ilfracombe as well as the Herbert Ranges and a proliferation of native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, brolgas, bustards, goats, emus, goannas and a wide range of birdlife.
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