The Great Stampede and the Opal Hunters
Home to over 3,300 fossilised dinosaur footprints which were formed over 95 million years ago, we visit “Lark Quarry”, the only known location of a dinosaur stampede on the planet. From the stampede we head to Opalton, the land of Australia’s national Gemstone Opal for an exclusive private tour. Discover the mining settlement in Opalton and uncover the hidden secrets of Boulder Opal.
Romancing the Bones
First off visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. Here you will be visiting the largest fossil preparation laboratory in the southern hemisphere, with the opportunity to get hands on with a dinosaur bone.
Next visit the amazing Dinosaur stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park, where over 3,300 dinosaur tracks mark the site of the only known dinosaur stampede on the planet. The starkly beautiful red earth and spinifex studded landscape is a dramatic contrast to the moist green world that existed at the time of the dinosaurs.
Where the Desert Meets The Sea
Including Kronosaurus Korner, Richmond and Marathon Station
An exclusive Vision Splendid expedition of the Marine and Land Dinosaur Trail. Begin your journey through the Marine Dinosaur Trail in Hughenden where we meet Hughie the Muttaburrasaurus while experiencing breathtaking landscapes and amazing geological features. We then head to Richmond with stops at Kronosaurus Korner and Marathon Station where we meet Penny the Plesiosaur and Minmi the Kunabarrasaurus. This unique experience is only offered by Vision Splendid Outback Tours.
Ultimate Land Dinosaur Trail Expedition
An exclusive off-highway adventure where we leave civilisation far behind and enter a magical land – Bladensberg National Park. Be enchanted by the Twisted Forest, visit chains of ancient rock pools fed by natural springs and experience the incredible native flora and fauna of the outback. We then head to the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, home to the largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils in the world. Finish the day atop a Mesa for drinks and canapes as we enjoy the sunset over
Dinosaurs and Meteors
Home to over 3,300 fossilised dinosaur footprints which were formed over 95 million years ago, we visit “Lark Quarry”, the only known location of a dinosaur stampede on the planet. From the stampede, head onto Merton Gorge, known locally as Winton’s Grand Canyon, where we experience breathtaking views and see unique rock formations.
Beyond the Rifts
Rangelands Station jump up and Sunset Tour
Winton is no stranger to Hollywood – with its stunning locations and vistas the town is a constant destination for filmmakers and location scouts. Navigate the narrow passages of the Rangeland Rifts as we climb through a natural rocky maze of trees and boulders experiencing the sights of the Outback’s majestic plains. Then enjoy a glass of champagne as we watch the sunset over the breathtaking country.
Where the Past Meets the Present
Trace the history of Winton on this tour, which follows the local history of the first nation peoples.
Begin with a tour of the Pelican Waterhole, the original Winton township, before discovering the cultural significance of the Fig Tree Waterhole. With a Dreamtime Guide, you’ll visit the ochre pits and learn how the Koa people mined and ground ochre for use in body and rock painting.
You’ll then visit the various rock art sites that surround the waterhole, accompanied by interpretation passed down by oldest living culture on earth.
Where the Ranges Meet the Night Sky
Experience the majesty of an Outback Sunset as we journey to the top of one of Winton’s famous mesa formations which overlooks the panoramic outback plains. Navigate through the famous rocky maze of the Rangeland Rifts then enjoy sunset drinks and a 2-course dinner while learning about Winton’s first nation people, the Koa tribe. Participate in a traditional welcome to dinner smoking ceremony and hear their dreaming stories. This experience is exclusive to Vision Splendid Outback Tours.
Where the Laws of Physics Meet the Outback
Did you know that the boomerang was originally used as a hunting device by Aboriginal women? It is the oldest known example of the laws of physics in relation to lift, rotation and drag which are the guiding principals leading to the inventions of the propeller, planes, boats, helicopters and more. In this masterclass you will have the opportunity to decorate your own boomerang then drive to Boomerang Alley where we’ll test your skills and learn why the Koa people were only permitted to live there during the colonial and pastoral eras.
Where Animal Creator Meets Human Creator
Get to know the history of Winton through music and understand how the didgeridoo came into existence. Learn about the origins of the didgeridoo and experience live playing, a lesson in breathing, mouth shaping and noise creating which mimic the animals of the outback. You’ll then create your own music putting your lesson to the test.
Where the Traveller Meets the Town
The history & richness of Winton’s main street Elderslie will come alive as our Vision Splendid guide takes you on an impressive journey. Get to know Winton’s town centre, whose architecture, history and heritage has lots to love. From a modern-day movie set to Swagman and Andrew Barton Paterson, this experience is not to miss.
Where the Traveller Meets the People
Winton is one of outback Australia’s most historic and legendary towns. From the Corfield and Fitzmaurice building to the truck Museum and Winton Opal Gems, well take bus tour of the township of Winton and its famous sights.
Where California Meets the Outback
From songs penned by Banjo Patterson to celebrities and modern film makers, take a tour of the famous North Gregory Hotel as we learn about the hotel’s history and heritage.