Winton

"Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong..." You'll be forgiven for relentlessly whistling this famous tune while you're in Winton, as it's the very home of Banjo Patterson's 'Waltzing Matilda'. Reputedly inspired by an 1894 shearer's suicide at the nearby Combo Waterhole and first performed in Winton's North Gregory Hotel on 6th April 1895, you can learn all about Banjo and the adopted national anthem at the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton.

First settled in 1875 and originally called 'Pelican Waterhole', Winton has plenty on offer to keep you busy for at least a day or two. The town is home to Boulder opals that you can view and buy in town and a day trip will take you to Queensland's oldest opal fields at Opalton. Also just out of Winton is Lark Quarry, where 93 million year-old dinosaur fossils will give you a glimpse into prehistoric times.

The quirky Winton Music Fence, developed by percussionist and composer Graeme Leak, is free and a fantastic spot to let the kids explore their hidden musical talents. Arno's Wall, a wall surrounding a private residential property in town, is worth a look for its unique construction from all sorts of things including motorbikes, lawn mowers, crockery and historical items.

Winton is in the heart of Matilda Country, a diverse region in which vast mitchell grass plains are broken by magnificently coloured gorges, ridges and mesas; what the locals call '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.

Winton
Winton, Winton Area
Queensland
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Curtis Central Apartments

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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From AU$118 - 173
Curtis Central Apartments is an award winning elegant modern apartment hotel located in the heart of the Gladstone Central Business District. Guests can choose between spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartment suites with sweeping harbour views and close proximity to the restaurant and café precinct, bars, boutique shops and the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.
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From AU$120 - 350
Apartments G60 Gladstone, managed by Metro Hotels boasts 20 well appointed and fully self-contained two bedroom/two bathroom apartments with large balconies. These near new apartments, which were constructed in 2013, are suited to single, couple and family travelers alike plus they offer an excellent option for long-term accommodation.

Central Studio Accommodation

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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From AU$125.00 - 160.00
Central Studios offer studio accommodation in the Gladstone Central Business District. They cater for both corporate and holiday guests alike. Designed for comfort, the well appointed studios offer a contemporary style, each with equipped kitchenettes, and all the requirements for corporate travel.

Harbour View Motel

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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From AU$90 - 150
Harbour View Motel is a budget motel with 17 units. They have fully self contained apartments which can sleep up to seven people including Family Units, Deluxe Units with limited cooking facilities and Standard Rooms.

Barney Beach Accommodation Centre

Barney Point, Gladstone Area
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From AU$105 - 250
Set in tranquil, peaceful settings, experience the warm and friendly service on offer with every stay at Barney Beach Accommodation Centre. Guests enjoy free WiFi, an onsite swimming pool and free parking.

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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From AU$120 - 350
The Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone is located in the centre of the business district of Gladstone adjacent to shops, restaurants, hotels and the entertainment centre. Only two minutes from the Heron Island departure point and rail / bus stations, with the airport 10 minutes away.

Gladstone Central Plaza

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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From AU$118 - 283
Gladstone Central Plaza is one of the premier accommodation experiences in the region. This elegant and modern apartment hotel is located in the heart of Gladstone Central Business District, opposite the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Oaks Grand Gladstone

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
From AU$182 - 710
One of Gladstone's newest luxury hotels, Oaks Grand Gladstone, is the premier choice for business and leisure travellers seeking deluxe, self-contained apartment accommodation in this iconic Queensland destination.

Gladstone Reef Hotel Motel

Gladstone, Gladstone Area
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From AU$95 - 145
The Gladstone Reef Hotel Motel is conveniently situated on the main street of Gladstone City with great views of Gladstone Harbour. Their four star accommodation has 52 rooms ranging from budget accommodation to deluxe suites, and provides free parking and free wi-fi for guests.

Boyne River Tourist Park

Benaraby, Gladstone Area
From AU$33 - 125
Enjoy relaxing riverside accommodation in Benaraby. Boyne River Tourist park is conveniently located on the Bruce Highway in the small town of Benaraby, a short drive from Gladstone. It's a quiet pet friendly park on the banks of the Boyne River offering the following accommodation types:
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