Winton is a large metropolis with shops, hotels, restaurants, hotels, and airfield and various attractions. The first performance public performance of Waltzing Matilda took place in Winton's North Gregory
Hotel in 1895 and the town's major museum, the Matilda Centre is dedicated to the history surrounding this song and the time and life of the people of the day.
Rodeos and bush poetry competitions are popular annual events
in Winton, keeping the bush traditions alive. Qantas' first board meeting also took place in Winton in 1921 so there's a museum called Qantilda Pioneer Place. A special bit of history is kept alive at the open-air Royal Theatre and visitors can enjoy a fun night of old movies, clips and memorabilia with damper and tea weekly.
115km south-west of town is Lark Quarry
, where fossilised footprints of dinosaurs are preserved showing a stampede from 100 million years ago. There is no camping here but the adventurous with 4WDs might be able to find the ruins of the Old Cork
HS where there's an excellent camp on the banks of the Diamantina River
. If you're heading towards Diamantina Lakes
NP or to Boulia
this is a great spot
to spend a night off the bitumen and the jaunt through the dirt tracks makes a good alternative to the main tar from Winton -Boulia
, although it joins up near the coloured stacks.