For the dinosaur lovers, budding archaeologists, or those who simply crave the open road, Winton boasts a host of attractions, including the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Waltzing Matilda Centre and Lark Quarry Stampede site. A small town with some big history, Winton is not only home to Australia’s most famous swag-man and a plethora of dinosaur remains, but also the birth place of Qantas. Booking arrangements and pricing for various Winton attractions can be made through our centre staff, including overnight accommodation and catering.
Waltzing Matilda Centre
The first museum in the world dedicated to a song, the Waltzing Matilda Centre boasts state of the art interpretation, telling the story of the one song that lives in the heart of all Australians, "Waltzing Matilda". Pull up a stump by the water's edge, in the 'Billabong Theatrette' where the ghost tells his side of the story of Waltzing Matilda. Learn the truth, myth and romance behind Australia's favourite song in the interactive 'Home of Legends' room.
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils and the most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere! Meet famous Australian dinosaurs including ‘Banjo’ (Australovenator wintonensis), the most complete Australian carnivorous dinosaur ever discovered. The museum is located on top of an ancient mesa called 'the Jump‘-Up’ with huge rocky outcrops, cliffs, canyons and spectacular views with plenty to offer – hourly guided tours, a dinosaur-themed gift shop, café and two walking tracks.
Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry
Travel back in time 95 million years with a visit to the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park. Over 3,300 stampeding footprints immortalised in stone mark the site of the only known dinosaur stampede on the planet. In a remarkable piece of scientific detective work, scientists from the Queensland Museum have pieced together a dramatic tale of hunter and hunted from the footprints left behind.