To travel along the Matilda Highway is to step back in time and experience the rugged Aussie outback.
Few towns in Australia have a history that has touched the people of an entire nation. It was in Winton that Banjo Paterson wrote the ballad Waltzing Matilda which for many people typifies the Aussie spirit and is considered Australia’s unofficial anthem.
The town of Longreach is home to the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame which pays tribute to the people of the outback.
Longreach is also the only town in the world where you can tour a fully operational 747 jumbo jet and experience a wing walk on this giant of the sky.
The Matilda Way is part of a tourist route that runs from Cunnamulla in south-west Qld to Karumba in the far-north Gulf Savannah.
Camping is available all along the Matilda Way with caravan parks in each town.