Winton has a rich history with links to the Great Shearers' Strike, Waltzing Matilda and Qantas, but today the town is almost as well known for something far more ancient - Dinosaurs.

The region is ideal for sheep and up to 1.5 million sheep have been grazed within the region. However, modern downturns in the pastoral industry have forced residents to consider new economic opportunities.

Winton is also known for where 'Banjo' Paterson wrote Australia's unofficial anthem Waltzing Matilda at Dagworth Station in Winton Shire and legend has it that it was first performed in public at Winton's North Gregory Hotel.

Make sure you check out the Waltzing Matilda Centre because of its links to Australia's 'national song'. Winton now hosts the annual Bronze Swagman Bush Poetry competition.

Bus Brisbane to Winton from just $184.90

List of Towns in close Proximity on Bus Qld Routes

  • Cloncurry
  • McKinlay
  • Kynuna
  • Longreach


  • Outback at Isa
  • Lake Moondarra
  • Beth Anderson Museum

Visitor Information

73 Elderslie Street

Contact Phone Number:
07 4657 1466


Cristy Houghton

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.