|Arno's Wall||950 m|
|Heritage Truck &
|Waltzing Matilda Center||1 km|
|Winton Hospital||2 km|
|Winton Airport||7 km|
|Australian Age of Dinosaurs||15 km|
|Bladensburg National Park||45 km|
|Opal Fields||123 km|
Towns Near By
16 Elderslie Street
Winton, QLD 4735 [map]
Phone: (07) 4657 1211
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Local Areas in Winton
Winton was originally know as the Pelican Water Hole and was first settled in 1875. Winton is one of Australia's best known outback tourist towns recognized as the town that Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda. Waltzing Matilda was first publicly recited in 1895 at the Historic North Gregory Hotel, these legends reflects on the wealth of heritage in and about Winton. The $3.3 million Waltzing Matilda Centre opened in 1998, it has captured and portrays the history of Winton in great detail.
Memories of yesteryear are kept alive at Wintons Open Air Picture Theatre, built in the 1938 and still operates today. Winton was also the birthplace of QANTAS, Australia's National Airline. On the 21st February 1920 the Winton Club held the first board meeting, thus Qantas Airlines was born. Visitors can also experience the rugged beauty that is known as Matilda Country, not to far along the dusty track you'll discover history in its only preserved form at Lark Quarry, a Dinosaur stampede that has been recorded by nature over 100 million years ago.
Lark Quarry has the worlds only fossilized Dinosaur Footprint; marvel at tracks imbedded in earth. Opal mining in some areas around Winton reflect the past, the town of Opalton mirrors a step back in time as a preserved raw country. You can visit and explore the land that borne Australia's National Gem Stone, the Boulder Opal. Winton has its own Great Wall, Arno's Wall made by a man with vision and a sense of humor to boot, a must see!
Winton's Shopping Center has managed to move ahead yet hold onto the past, bringing into the present time historic icons like the Flying Fox and yet still successfully catering for all the needs of the locals and our tourists with a: Library, Chemist, Hotels and Restaurants, Matilda's Dress Shop, Opal Shops, Gem and Gift Store, Searles Store has managed to keep the traditional shopping that was found only in an Outback General Store. Winton has many more eye catching sites.