Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

The Outback Queensland Symposium and Tourism Awards are an annual event for the Outback Queensland tourism industry to come together and celebrate the year’s achievements.

The 2019 Outback Queensland Symposium and Tourism Awards will be held from
Thursday 31st October – Sunday 3rd November in Winton, celebrating the ‘Year of Outback Tourism’.

Full Delegation Package | Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

Package Price: $450.00 (+gst)

  • OQTA Symposium – Friday
  • Free TEQ ‘Conversations with Industry’ session – Thursday
  • Thursday Night Welcome Pool Party at the Winton Swimming Pool and Water Park
  • Enjoy dinner on Friday night at the famous North Gregory Hotel Beer Garden
  • Saturday Evening Gala Dinner at Winton Shire Hall celebrating the ‘Year of Outback Tourism’
  • Sunday Farewell friends at the breakfast at the Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • Choice of Winton regional tour
Networker's Package | Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

Package Price: $350.00 (+gst)

  • Enjoy dinner on Friday night at the famous North Gregory Hotel Beer Garden
  • Saturday Evening Gala Dinner at Winton Shire Hall celebrating the ‘Year of Outback Tourism’
  • Sunday Farewell friends at the breakfast at the Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • Choice of Winton regional tour

This package does not include the OQTA Symposium

Gala Package | Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

Package Price: $120.00 (+gst)

Winton, the dinosaur capital of Australia and the home of Waltzing Matilda welcomes you to celebrate the ‘Year of Outback Tourism’ and to watch our regional heroes shine.

  • Saturday Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Winton Shire Hall
Day Pass | Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

Package Price: $50.00 (+gst)

Full day Friday symposium pass.

Please note that this ticket does not include night functions and is the symposium only.

Tourism and Events Queensland’s ‘Conversations with Industry’

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), in partnership with Outback Queensland Tourism Association (OQTA), invite you to ‘Conversations with Industry’ in the Winton Shire.

Held on Thursday 31 October 2019, this free forum is part of a series held throughout the state and will consist of presentations from TEQ and other industry specialists; as well as the opportunity to connect with experts through informative 1-on-1 table appointments.

The 2019 Outback Queensland Tourism Symposium and Awards Program

Thursday, 31st October

  • 10:00am: Tourism and Events Queensland’s ‘Conversations with Industry’ at Winton Shire Hall
  • 6:00pm: Welcome Pool Party at the Winton Swimming Pool and Water Park

Saturday, 2nd November

  • 8:30am: Outback Queensland Tourism Annual General Meeting at the Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • 10:00am: Famil departures (all returning by 3:30pm at the latest)
  • 6:00pm: 2019 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards Gala Dinner celebrating the ‘Year of Outback Tourism’ at the Winton Shire Hall

Friday, 1st November

  • 8:00am: Outback Queensland Tourism Symposium at the Winton Shire Hall
  • 6:00pm: Dinner at the famous North Gregory Hotel Beer Garden

Sunday, 3rd November

  • 8:00am: Farewell Breakfast at the Waltzing Matilda Centre

The regional famils on offer this year are:

Matilda Centre Winton

Waltzing Matilda Centre and Town Tour

If there is one song that lives in the heart of all Australians, it is “Waltzing Matilda”. Winton’s Waltzing Matilda Centre tells the story of Australia’s unofficial anthem. Reopening its doors in April 2018, the museum incorporates the Waltzing Matilda legend, Qantas origins, Aboriginal cultural history, opal mining, events such as the Shearers’ Strike and Winton’s role in the film industry.

Take a trip down transport history lane to the Truck Museum or take your shopping bag to Winton’s first general store while on tour of the town.

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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

No trip to Australia’s dinosaur capital is complete without visiting the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. See and hear about their exciting finds of unique dinosaurs that lived 100 million years ago, at the most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere.

Note: Tour departing 8:00am or make your own way and join in with a group at any time throughout the day.

Bladensburg Winton

Tagalong tour at Bladensburg National Park

Jump in your own vehicle for a scenic guided tagalong tour with Bladensburg National Park’s ranger to discover 84,900ha of impressive flat-topped plateaus and residual sandstone ranges. Once an outback station, the park provides a scenic backdrop to vast grassland plains and river flats, river red gums and rocky escarpment.

Note: 4WD vehicles only.

Lark Quarry

Lark Quarry - Dinosaur Stampede

Journey through Winton’s mesa country on a guided tour with Red Dirt Tours to see a snapshot of an ancient environment and dinosaur footprints from 95 million years ago. Lark Quarry Conservation Park hosts the only known dinosaur stampede in the world with more than 3,300 footprints preserved.

 OQTA Symposium Speaker Lineup Coming Soon