Hughenden

June 1  Hughenden is known as the centre for all things dinosaur in Australia. The town was named after Hughenden Manor, the home of former British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. It is home to the Hughenden Dinosaur Festival. Take a peek at the cute dinosaur feet rubbish bins that appear all over town.

     

Winton and Waltzing Matilda

May 31  Winton has the claim to fame that it is the home of the famous Aussie ditty, Waltzing Matilda. Indeed, we dined at the local hotel in the room where it was first played in or around 1895. There is a museum in Winton dedicated solely to the song and its history. Spot the camels we met on the road into Winton from Longreach.

   

More Of Longreach

May 28 to 30  The Lily Ponds is a billabong that appears once there has been enough rainfall and is just outside the town. Fortunately, this was the case on our visit.

  

The Australian Stockman’s Hall Of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is a museum that celebrates the importance of the role of the stockmen in Australia’s history. Well worth a visit.