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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Pumpkin Island

Yeppoon, Livingstone Area
From AU$325 - 2870
One of Australia's hidden gems and best-kept island secrets nestled in the Keppel Group of islands, 14 kilometres off the coast from Yeppoon. A holiday on Pumpkin Island offers a blissful escape from the stresses of modern day life and a chance to partake in pristine nature.

Great Keppel Island Hideaway

Great Keppel Island,
From AU$125 - 330
Great Keppel Island Hideaway welcomes guests to share their barefoot island paradise, an authentic locally owned Island resort situated on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, merely 30 minutes ferry from Yeppoon.

Emu Park Holiday and Accommodation

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
From AU$110 - 150
Located in the heart of Emu Park, this holiday accommodation features six units. Two bedroom, air-conditioned with full kitchen and laundry facilities, it is ideal for families and groups. Linen supplied.

Rosslyn Bay Resort and Spa

Rosslyn, Livingstone Area
From AU$135 - 230
Rosslyn Bay Resort is your complete holiday and function destination. Situated on the shores of Kemp Beach, they offer unprecedented access to Great Keppel Island and the realms of the Southern Great Barrier Reef through Keppel Bay Marina.

BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village

Mulambin, Livingstone Area
From AU$21 - 190
BIG4 Capricorn Palms is a lush green oasis situated half way between Yeppoon and Emu Park and within walking distance from beautiful Mulambin Beach. This modern and quiet retreat is where you can get away from it all.

Island View Caravan Park

Kinka Beach, Livingstone Area
From AU$38 - 155
They offer fantastic style accommodation for couples, families and groups holidaying in Australia’s beautiful Tropical coast of Capricorn Queensland. Their guests can enjoy a range of quality self-contained holiday accommodation, van and camping sites , extensive family friendly facilities, kids’ activities, warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere.

Endeavour Inn Emu Park

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
From AU$99 - 170
Endeavour Inn Emu Park provides guests with a most enjoyable experience, blending comfortable accommodation and friendly personal service with a unique convenient setting, that's as beautiful as it is tranquil.

Fisherman's Beach Holiday Park

Emu Park, Livingstone Area
From AU$29.00 - 150.00
Formerly known as Bell Park Caravan Park. Unwind and soak in the serenity of this unique natural setting with its abundance of pine trees and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Direct beach access and a leisurely stroll to the heart of the coastal village of Emu Park.

Great Keppel Island Holiday Village

The Keppels,
From AU$25 - 300
Great Keppel Island Holiday Village is located in a gum tree bush setting less than a minute's walk to two perfect swimming beaches. Accommodation includes twin bed rooms; double bed canvas tents erected on timber decks, ensuited cabins which sleep up to four people, and campsites to bring your own tent.

Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home and Cottage

Zilzie, Livingstone Area
From AU$100 - 180
Beachfront Zilzie Holiday Home and Cottage features a two bedroom house and a one bedroom cottage. It is very quiet, down a private lane with relaxation areas. The houses are surrounded with coconut and pandanus palms and is very tropical.
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