Winton Discovery Experience
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 Waltzing Matilda Centre is due to open late April 2018 so we will substitute other attractions before this date. Please check when you book.
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.
Our 2018 tour season is from 26 March – 31 October.
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
ENTRY TO THE NEW WALTZING MATILDA CENTRE*
PICK-UP & DROP-OFF AT ACCOMMODATION
Departure times and prices
DEPARTURE DAYS & TIMES:
Saturday only, 6.45am
7.25 hours approximately
Children 6-14: $99
Children 0-5: Free
Family (2A + 2C): $534
Is this experience suitable for children?
Children aged 5 and up really love the dinosaurs. Younger children may need entertaining on the coach journey!
We pick up from accommodation around Longreach from 6.45 am on Saturdays. Please check your itinerary to confirm details.
If you let us know when you book, we can cater for vegetarian, gluten-free and other diets.
In the peak season we sometimes also run a Monday departure. Please ask us if this would suit you better.