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
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Gee-Dees Family Cabins

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
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From AU$115 - 150
Gee-Dee's Family Cabins at Karumba Point offer affordable family-style, couple or fisherperson accommodation on the Gulf of Carpentaria at the mouth of the Norman River. Your stay will be in family owned and operated, motel-like cabins, or a three bedroom holiday house, that offers you the latest in modern, clean, air conditioned rooms.

Discovery Parks Argylla, Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
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From AU$25 - 149
Mining is at the heart of Mount Isa – this is one of the top 10 producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc. Their caravan park accommodation at Discovery Parks – Argylla, just over one hour’s drive from Cloncurry, is a great place to relax after your day of adventures.

Julia Creek Caravan Park

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
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From AU$20 - 125
The Julia Creek Caravan Park is one of those friendly parks you'll find yourself recommending to others. As soon as you drive in, you'll feel right at home. "No strangers here, just friends you haven't met.

Ashs Holiday Units and Cafe

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
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From AU$117 - 177
Ash's offers guests great facilities including pool, barbecue area, laundry, fish cleaning facilities and is close to Sunset Tavern and walking distance to coastline sunsets, Norman River mouth, fishing spots, boat ramps, other stores, fuel station and Karumba airport with pickups available along with pre-arranged transfers from Karumba to Normanton.

End Of The Road Motel

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
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From AU$148.50 - 210
Multi award winning End Of The Road Motel features the only absolute beach front holiday accommodation in the Gulf of Carpentaria. They are situated at Karumba Point next to the famous Sunset Tavern overlooking the Gulf of Carpentaria, on the mouth of the Norman River where the outback meets the sea in style.

Adels Grove Camping Ground

Lawn Hill, Burke Area
From AU$18.00 - 220
Adels Grove Camping Ground is an eco-sensitive park on Lawn Hill Creek, located 10 kilometres downstream from Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Adels Grove is set among a plantation of exotic trees initially grown by the French Botanist Albert de Lestang in the 1930s.

Travellers Haven Backpackers

The Gap, Brisbane Area
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From AU$60 - 70
Travellers Haven Backpackers is located close to the centre of Mount Isa. Single, double, twin and bunk accommodation is available. Relax in the friendly atmosphere around the pool and barbecue area, or walk into town to enjoy the many things to see and do.

Discovery Parks - Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$35 - 110
This may be the Outback, but you’ll still have a river view. Set by the banks of the beautiful Leichhardt River, the holiday park Discovery Parks – Mount Isa is an excellent base to explore. If you’ve never experienced Rodeo, you’ve come to the right place – Mount Isa is renowned as the Rodeo Capital of Australia and their annual event is fast and furious fun.

Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
From AU$30 - 130
Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis is situated on the Overlanders Way (Flinders Highway) close to the Town Centre. With well-established trees and shaded grassy areas for campsites and powered sites. Large caravans or buses can be accommodated, (No Rig Too Big) There are 19 ensuited cabins ranging from deluxe to budget, and three budget non-ensuited cabins, with only a short walk to one of the two amenity blocks.

Discovery Parks - Cloncurry

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
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From AU$23 - 125
Burke and Wills found beauty in Cloncurry on their journey through in 1861; now, take your turn when you stay with Discovery Parks – Cloncurry. Their caravan park is a great base to explore ‘The Curry’.
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