Red Dirt Tours

Winton, Winton Area

Red Dirt Tours is your Winton touring specialist and offers a number of tours to the spectacular natural and man-made attractions of the Winton region. Choose from a range of Winton day tours to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Lark Quarry Dinosaur Stampede, Carisbrooke Station, Bladensburg National Park, the Diamantina River, Old Cork and relax with spectacular outback sunsets. So sit back, relax and let them take the dirt roads for you.

Our Tours

Carisbrooke and Stampede Full Day Tour

Visit Carisbrooke Station and the Dinosaur Stampede in one day tour. The Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park preserves 3,300 dinosaur footprints that were made 95 million years ago. You will be enthralled by the tour at this site. Then travel to Carisbrooke Station to marvel at the natural wonders and history of this spectacular location. See the Three Sisters, Python Gorge, fossick for opal and just sit back and enjoy the open expanse of the landscape.

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$150 $160
Dinosaur Stampede 3/4 Day Tour

Journey through Winton’s mesa country to see a snapshot of an ancient environment and dinosaur footprints from 95 million years ago. Lark Quarry Conservation Park hosts the only known dinosaur stampede in the world with more than 3300 footprints preserved. You'll enjoy the guided tour of the stampede and after lunch travel onto grazing property to discover the hidden treasures of the vast landscape. Visit the Merton Gorge and be mesmerised by views as far as the eye can see.

Includes morning tea, lunch and tour at the dinosaur stampede.

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$125 $135
Carisbrooke and Old Cork Full Day Tour

Travel to the Old Cork homestead ruins and the Diamantina River and enjoy the peaceful riverine surrounds. Then, venture down the old Cobb & Co track to Carisbrooke Station and discover the stations past and present including the keyline irrigation system. Enjoy the scenic drive along Cory’s Range visiting spectacular natural formations like the Three Sisters and Python Gorge. Try your hand at noodling for opal and visit the site where the Swoose made a forced landing in 1942. This tour is steeped in both human and natural history of the Winton region and showcases the beautiful scenery of the jump-up (mesa) country.

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$140 $150
Winton Explorer 4 night Package

Have the freedom to explore Winton and the best it has to offer. Visit Carisbrooke Station to see the spectacular scenery of the region, marvel at the preservation of 3300 dinosaur footprints made 95 million years ago at the Dinosaur Stampede, see the dinosaur bones being found in the local area at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, hear about the explorers and pioneers of the region, the hardship of station life and the events that shaped Winton and its people. This four night package has a weekly departure that links with the Spirit of the Outback rail.

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$999 $1295

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Virgin Rock

Springsure, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Virgin Rock, which is situated four kilometres from Springsure is on the eastern side of Mount Zamia and has a naturally formed likeness to the Virgin Mary and Child. The spectacular cliffs are floodlit at night and can be viewed from the Lions Park.

Tambo' s Wilderness Way Self Drive Route

Tambo, Blackall-Tambo Area
Free Entry
Travel Tambo's Wilderness Way, a self-drive tour through an area of rugged beauty, known as the ‘Rooftop of Queensland’. The tour traverses a landscape of deep gorges and vast cliff lines. Enjoy vistas of tangled ranges where the wind and rain have created massive sandstone formations which contrast starkly with the grey-green bush.

Tambo Dam

Tambo, Blackall-Tambo Area
Free Entry
At the town's southern entrance lies the picturesque Tambo Dam and parklands. A habitat for water birds and wildlife, a place for rest and relaxation. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the grassy areas for picnics and make use of the barbecues provided.

Stubby Bend

Tambo, Blackall-Tambo Area
Free Entry
On the banks of the Barcoo River away from the highway noise, Stubby Bend offers fully self-contained travellers a free site for camping. A variety of birds visit the area throughout the day, you can watch the kangaroos grazing in the afternoons, and quite often at night friendly possums will visit your camp site.

Fairbairn Dam, Lake Maraboon

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
If you love fishing, you're going to love this holiday destination. Lake Maraboon is stocked with eight different kinds of fish including barramundi, making it a popular spot for anglers. You'll also find a healthy population of red claw crayfish in the area.

Mount Moffatt, Carnarvon National Park

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
Revel in the wild and diverse landscapes of Mount Moffatt. Broad, sandy valleys of the Maranoa River are covered with open, grassy woodlands. Striking outcrops of sculpted sandstone rise above the trees.

Rolleston

Rolleston, Central Highlands Area
Rolleston is in the southeast of Queensland's Central Highlands and is the nearest town to the world renowned Carnarvon Gorge and Carnarvon National Park. Rolleston is 70 kilometres east of Springsure and can be reached by travelling along the Great Inland Way.

Comet

Comet, Central Highlands Area
Comet is located in the Central Highlands, 39 kilometres east of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. Comet was established in association with the westward development of the railway line from Rockhampton.

Salvator Rosa, Carnarvon National Park

Tambo, Blackall-Tambo Area
Free Entry
Crystal clear springs add more than ten million litres of water a day to peaceful Louisa Creek and the Nogoa River as they meander beneath a backdrop of rocky sandstone crags and spires. Named by explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846, Salvator Rosa is at the western edge of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt.

Emerald

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
How did Emerald get its name? It's thanks to a lush green hill - emerald in colour - located just north of the town called 'Emerald Downs Hill'. Established in 1879, this large country town has become the hub of the Central Highlands and gateway to one of the largest sapphire fields in the southern hemisphere.
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