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Located in the very heart of ‘Matilda Country’, few townships have left such an impression on the Australian psyche as Winton.

This friendly, picturesque town has strong links to Waltzing Matilda, Qantas, and dinosaurs. Winton is probably best known as the place where ‘Banjo’ Paterson wrote Australia’s unofficial national anthem “Waltzing Matilda” in 1895. Just as significantly, the first board meeting of Qantas was held at the Winton Club in 1921, marking Winton as the Birthplace of Qantas. However, long before indigenous Australians and the white settlers walked in Winton, the dinosaurs called this land home.

The town of Winton is located in Central Western Queensland on the Landsborough Highway, 178 kilometres north-west of Longreach and 470 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa. Winton is approximately 1,500 kilometres from Brisbane.

Contact Details

Winton Visitor Information Centre

73 Elderslie Street
Winton, QLD 4735
Phone: (07) 4657 1466