Queensland's top tiny tourist town of 2022 provides visitors an authentic outback experience. From walking in the steps of Australia's dinosaurs, fossicking for opals, visiting the locals favourite fishing spots or spotting Australia's outback birds, there is something for everyone in Winton.
WHAT TO DO & SEE IN WINTON
AGE OF DINOSAURS MUSEUM
Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils, including some of our countries most famous finds. You'll meet 'Australovenator', a 2-legged meat eating Raptor nicknamed 'Banjo' - and many of their pre-historic pals!
Opals were first discovered in Opalton in 1888 and the first mine was worked in 1894. By the end of the 19th century, Opalton was a bustling township. Try your luck fossicking for your own opals. Who knows, you could dig up a big one! But first, you’ll need to have your own basic equipment, a permit, a map and a sense of adventure.
Winton is home to world's first permanent musical fence installation in the world. Accompanied by a junkyard band, the Musical Fence is free and available for everyone to use. Designed by percussionist and composer Graeme Leak, the Musical Fence is a wire fence that can be played as a musical instrument.
Arno's Wall is constructed from concrete and rock brought in from Arno’s opal mine at Opalton and is studded with old lawnmower parts, boat propellers, old machinery, vintage typewriters and even a couple of complete motorbikes! Arno’s Wall is two metres high and runs for more than 70 metres, so it takes a while to walk around it.
Our coaches to and from Winton stop at Bus stop, 80 Elderslie Street, Winton QLD.
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Once your Greyhound bus to Winton arrives at the Bus stop (80 Elderslie Street), you are just a 5 minute walk from the town visitor centre. Fortunately most of the major tourist attractions are in walking distance from the town centre. Contact your accomodation in advance if you plan on visiting any other tourist attractions and they should be able to point you in the right direction for your travel requirements, as there are no taxi's in Winton.