Sat 25th – The road from Hughenden to Winton is fully sealed but is another rough road.


Waltzing-Matilda Swagman

We had lunch before calling into the Waltzing Matilda Centre, cost $21 A, there was a family rate. We spent several hours in there. To start there is the Billabong Theatrette where there is a short show on the story of Waltzing Matilda, it was quite good. Then you go around into several different areas. Including a very large display of old machinery, railway carriage and lots of other memorabilia. In fact this took up most of the Waltzing Matilda Centre. If you were looking for a good museum then this is a good one. There was one room full of hundreds of old bottles. A room full of family life and medical instruments, makes us thankful we live in the modern age.

Bottles Telephone-Exchange Tools-of-the-tradeFerris-Inverter-Unit


We did a run out to a free rest area called the Long Billabong 2km out of Winton on the Lark Quarry road. We had seen lots of vans and campers going out that way. It’s a long waterway with muddy water, most places along the waters edge were taken, have to get in quick. We decided to go back into town fill up with water and head towards Longreach and find a quieter place to stop.

We stopped about 90 km’s from Longreach.