Things to do in Winton

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