Once the traveler reaches Longreach, the choice of driving northwest to Winton or southwest and towards Birdsville is the consideration. Delighting in the midwinter west, Bustout headed to Winton. Winton is also the natural QANTAS link. Winton was the first airport that QANTAS established.
The main industries of the area are sheep and cattle raising. The town was named by postmaster, Robert Allen, in 1876 after his place of birth Winton, Dorset.
Winton also has other museums and street displays that play homage both to Banjo Patterson and the new Dinosaur exposure/ interest.
The historic Royal Theatre is one of the few remaining open air picture theatres in Australia and home to the World's Largest Deckchair which was originally constructed in Victoria by the Freemasons Taskforce in 2002 and donated to Winton and the Royal Theatre by the members of that taskforce in April 2005.