Winton Discovery Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of a Banjo Paterson and dinosaurs on this full-day Winton tour.

You can’t pack much more experience into an outback day! This memorable tour deeper into the Queensland outback gives you a local’s insight into the rich heritage of the Winton region, including the award-winning Australian Age of Dinosaurs museum.

Our air-conditioned coach tour travels the 180 kilometres from Longreach to Winton, a town that holds a special place in local history and pre-history. Winton is known for its dinosaur fossils and the award-winning Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum is one of the highlights of the tour – an opportunity to learn more about the amazing creatures that once walked this part of the world.

This is Banjo Paterson country too and the town’s landmarks pay tribute to this Australian hero and his famous song ‘Waltzing Matilda’. You’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch at the legendary North Gregory Hotel, which originally opened in 1879 and where Banjo Paterson is said to have first performed Waltzing Matilda.

You’ll also visit the brand new Waltzing Matilda Centre, rebuilt better than ever after a fire in 2015. We’re all excited to see how this attraction has evolved.

The experience departs from Longreach Saturday at 6.45am, returning 4pm. (In our peak season, we sometimes also run the experience on Mondays – details will be available closer to departure dates.) Bookings essential. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.

Minimum numbers required.

Our season is from 30 March – 30 October 2021. 

Your full-day experience includes:

  • HERITAGE TOUR OF WINTON
  • ENTRY TO AUSTRALIAN AGE OF DINOSAURS MUSEUM AND NEW DINOSAUR CANYON
  • LUNCH AT THE LEGENDARY NORTH GREGORY HOTEL
  • WINTON OPAL GEMS
  • ENTRY TO THE WALTZING MATILDA CENTRE
  • PICK-UP & DROP-OFF AT TOWN ACCOMMODATION

You can book online but always call our crew on 07 4658 1776 if your choice is fully booked. Sometimes there are other options and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

When, where and what you need to know

Departure times and prices

DEPARTURE DAYS & TIMES:

Saturdays only at 6.45am
Mondays on enquiry (dependent on minimum numbers)

DURATION:

7.25 hours approximately

PRICES:

Adult: $225

Concession: $220
(Australian Govt pension cardholders only)

Child 5-14: $125

Children 0-4: Free

Family (2A + 2C): $630

Location

FAQs

Is this experience suitable for children?

Children aged 5 and up really love the dinosaurs. Younger children may need entertaining on the coach journey!

Pick ups

We pick up from accommodation around Longreach town from 6.45 am on Saturdays. Please check your itinerary to confirm details. Please note we do not offer pick-up from Mitchell Grass Retreat (situated outside Longreach).

Dietary options

If you let us know when you book, we can cater for vegetarian, gluten-free and other diets.

Extra departures

In the peak season we sometimes also run a Monday departure. Please ask us if this would suit you better.

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DETAILS
Ph +61 7 4658 1776
reservations@outbackpioneers.com.au

 

BOOKING OFFICE OPENING HOURS:
APRIL – OCTOBER:
Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 5pm
NOVEMBER – MARCH:
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5pm

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