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  • Ken
    Port Macquarie, Australia28 contributions
    This is a world class facility and a great window into the history of dinosaurs in Australia.
    The life size models in brass are exceptional and this is a must see for every intelligent Australian.
    Written 5 October 2023
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  • Navigator39411103421
    10 contributions
    WOW. This was amazing to see the footprints and hear the story of the stampede. Very informative guide who was eager to please. Had some great little walks at the Quarry and made you feel as if a dinosaur would come out at any minute. Worth the drive out with some parts of the road being dirt.
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • branson6
    Lismore, Australia167 contributions
    Interesting, not sure that I would go back, but if you are in town, it is probably a must see, depending on if you are into old things
    Written 22 September 2023
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  • REIAM35
    Brisbane, Australia70 contributions
    Or 3rd visit to Winton through Summer found us in 48⁰ temps, so we decided to enjoy the car aircon and visit the National Park. We've experienced all the Winton attractions.
    This National Park is absolutely amazing, from the beautiful gorge, the cool water holes, stunning landscape and homestead and farming reality. We spent all of the afternoon visiting the various locations including some if there camping sites
    Written 8 January 2024
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  • Robert L
    Brisbane, Australia262 contributions
    Australian trucking history at it's finest. Trucks from as for back as the forties. Highway runners of the 80's. Something for everyone to remember. These trucks are a credit to the volunteers of the museum. Thank you for sharing them with us
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • Fiona G
    Adelaide, Australia289 contributions
    it's unbelievable that this tin shed was selling produce up to the year 2000. The storyboard are interesting. Worth a look
    Written 16 August 2023
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  • OrderintheHouse
    Brisbane2,819 contributions
    In the last quarter of 2022 my wife and I travelled with Outback Aussie Tours on a one week bus tour of Longreach and Winton in Queensland. Having completed the first three full days touring around Longreach, we then set out to enjoy two interesting touring days around Winton.

    Our Winton leg was jam packed over the two days and included well renowned and conventional tourist attractions such as the Age of Dinosaurs; Lark Quarry and the Dinosaur Stampede; Carisbrooke Station and The Three Sisters mesa landform and the Waltzing Matilda Centre.

    In addition to these premier attractions we also had two unconventional sideline visits in Winton. One was to the Musical Fence (where visitors can play spontaneous music on both The Fence and the Junk-and-Found Percussion Park). The other, of course is Arno’s Wall.

    Arno’s Wall is the brainchild and masterpiece of Arno Grotjahn, who emigrated from Germany with his wife Rita in the 1960s and worked at the opal mines at Opalton ( around 120 kilometres south of Winton). He has spent his life collecting junk from the town dump and embedding this into a weatherproof, durable base made from concrete and rock from his Opal Mine. It is truly an amazing example of junk art. Embedded in the concrete and rock are just about every household item imaginable including, but not limited to, old tyres, car parts, motor bikes, toilet pedestals, type writers, sewing machines, refrigerator doors, boat propellers – even a kitchen sink – the list can go on and on. It’s been described as a modern wonder of art and architecture. The wall is 70 metres long and 2 metres high. To honour this man’s eccentricity, a recreational park has been established at the site in his name called Arno’s Park.

    This is not a place where I would envisage you would spent hours pouring over all the junk art on display and I think 20 minutes is sufficient time to soak up the atmosphere. However, I guess there might be some who would linger much longer because the placement of the various junk items in the concrete and rock is fascinating to marvel and admire.

    I like the quote from Arno himself stated on an information board telling everyone about the wall and his motivation for creating it. It reads “ This wall contains every engine from the start of mankind up to now” Arno says ” The whole history of machines, in other words the history of mankind”. In his own unconventional way Arno Grotjahn has left us a rich legacy of the impact of man and his machines through his junk art.

    I am glad we did the short walk from the North Gregory Hotel to view Arno’s Wall. While I am sure it may not be "everyone’s cup of tea " ( not to everyone's liking), it does to my mind stand out as an attraction that should not be ignored on any Winton travel itinerary. – if nothing else to admire something from a man who has dared to be different. The good news for travellers is that it is free entry.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • Brissy2
    Hervey Bay, Australia7,550 contributions
    Entrance is via the Waltzing Matilda Centre which it is attached to and is in an outdoor area. We hadn’t heard of Qantilda Museum previously so we were surprised to see the outdoor section which consisted of an old cottage, sheds with vintage vehicles and farming machinery, a railway station including train carriages and a theatrette – there was just so many historical things on display.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Roadtripping Nanny
    Newcastle, Australia466 contributions
    Absolutely gorgeous building from the 1870s. It houses a museum and a wonderful craft and collectibles shop.
    Written 14 September 2022
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  • Karen M
    Brisbane Region, Australia43 contributions
    It is worth a look and a read of the information. It also makes a great photo opportunity and makes a fond memento of your visit.
    Written 9 September 2022
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  • Kay M
    Brisbane, Australia288 contributions
    Worth a visit for a bit of fun. We couldn’t get the musical fence to work! Too technical for us! Mum and I enjoyed playing some of the innovative instruments!
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • Ruth H
    1 contribution
    What a great experience . There are only 2 open air theatres in Australia. Winton and Broome. This one built in 1918. Canvas deck chairs. Take a cushion. Buy some snacks. Enjoy the ride.
    Written 11 May 2023
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