Winton Explorer Package

Winton Explorer Package
  • Duration : 4 Days
  • Location: Winton, QLD
From AUD $989.00

Have the freedom to explore Winton and the best it has to offer. Visit Carisbrooke Station to see the spectacular scenery of the region, marvel at the preservation of 3300 dinosaur footprints made 95 million years ago at the Dinosaur Stampede, see the dinosaur bones being found in the local area at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, hear about the explorers and pioneers of the region, the hardship of station life and the events that shaped Winton and its people. This 4 night package has a weekly departure that links with the Spirit of the Outback rail.

 INCLUDES:

§  4 nights accommodation at the Outback Motel, Winton with ensuite facilities

§  Meals as indicated – 4x breakfasts, 1x lunch, 2x dinners

§  All tours, activities and museum admissions as specified

§  Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle

§  Savannah Guides Enterprise and accredited guide

§  Weekly departure (some block out dates may apply)


HIGHLIGHTS:

§  Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum

§  Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park

§  Carisbrooke Station

§  Bladensburg National Park

§  Local attractions – Qantilda Museum, Corfield and Fitzmaurice display, Musical Fence and Royal Open Air Theatre



ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Sunday (D)

Arrive in Winton and transfer to your accommodation.

Tonight, enjoy dinner outback style at the Tattersall’s Hotel with indoor and alfresco dining.

Overnight at the Outback Motel

  

Day 2 – Monday (B, L)

Breakfast in room at the Outback Motel (cooked and continental)

Carisbrooke Station and Dinosaur Stampede Full Day Tour (8.00am – 5.00pm)

Visit Carisbrooke Station and the Dinosaur Stampede in one day tour. The Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park preserves 3300 dinosaur footprints that were made 95 million years ago. We will be enthralled by the tour at this site. Then we travel to Carisbrooke Station to marvel at the natural wonders and history of this spectacular location. See the Three Sisters, fossick for opal and just sit back and enjoy the open expanse of the landscape.

Overnight at the Outback Motel

  

Day 3 – Tuesday (B)

Breakfast in room at the Outback Motel (cooked and continental)

AM - Bladensburg National Park Half Day Tour (8.00am – 1.00pm)

One of the original homesteads in the Winton region, Bladensburg National Park is steeped in history but also has the rugged beauty of rock formations as well as diverse ecosystems for the region. We visit the old homestead and shearing shed, Scrammy Gorge and Lookout and permanent water holes.

PM - Australian Age of Dinosaurs Sunset Tour and Winton Historic Town Tour (2.00pm – 7.30pm)

As we make our way out of town, hear more about the town of Winton and orientate yourself to the local attractions.  Visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs (AAOD) with the largest collection of Australian dinosaur bones in the world. Hear how the bones are surfacing and are dug up right here in the Winton region and remain in Winton to be prepared and displayed. We also tour through the new Dinosaur Canyon comprising outdoor galleries, linked by a walking track, which displays up to 85 life-sized bronze statues of dinosaurs. Once everyone else has left the museum, we stay behind to enjoy the sunset from the Jump-up (mesa) with spectacular views over the surrounding landscape.

Overnight at the Outback Motel

 

 Day 4 – Wednesday (B, D)

Breakfast in room at the Outback Motel (cooked and continental)

Time to wander town at leisure and soak up the outback atmosphere. See local boulder opal in one of the opal shops, visit Willy Mar’s historic market garden site and visit the following attractions at leisure (vouchers provided for entry fee facilities):

-          Qantilda Museum - Operating since 1972, Qantilda was a part of the Waltzing Matilda Centre complex, showcasing an extensive and diverse collection drawn almost exclusively from the Winton region.

-          Corfield and Fitzmaurice building – This heritage listed building houses a wool industry display with history of the Shearers Strikes of the 1890’s that Winton played a large role in. There a display about the opal mining industry centred around Opalton and an historic account of the Corfield and Fitzmaurice general store.

-          Opal Walk including behind the scenes history of the Royal Open Air Theatre.

This evening, enjoy dinner at the Tattersall’s Hotel before an Evening of Nostalgia at the Royal Open Air Theatre.

Overnight at the Outback Motel

 

 Day 5 – Thursday (B)

Breakfast in room at the Outback Motel (cooked and continental)

Depart Winton – Rail: on the Winton Connect Rail Bus bound for Longreach and the Spirit of the Outback

                          Flights: Transfers to Winton Airport available upon request.

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