Winton Airport is a public type airport serving the town of Winton in Queensland, Australia. The airport is located about three nautical miles (5.6 kilometres; 3.5 miles) northeast of Winton, and is operated by the Winton Shire Council. Winton Airport resides at an elevation of 638 feet or 194 metres above mean sea level and can be found on the map with the coordinates 22°21′48″S 143°05′06″E.
Winton is situated in Central West Queensland in Australia, approximately 177 kilometres or 110 miles northwest of Longreach. The town is known for being involved in the story of the popular Australian folk song, “Waltzing Matilda”. The song was first performed in the North Gregory Hotel in Winton. The town is also home to the Waltzing Matilda centre, the first museum dedicated to a song. Other notable attractions in the town include the dinosaur fossils found here, the historic Royal Theatre, the heritage-listed former Corfield and Fitzmaurice emporium, and the heritage truck and machinery museum. There is also the biennial Outback Festival to visit here, which is considered as one of the most popular attractions in Queensland and in Australia; as well as Arno’s Wall, a curious piece of art and architecture where cemented contents include rusted lawnmower parts, boat propellers, vintage typewriters, and sewing machines.
Winton Airport has a single terminal that handles all flights and other related services.
Services and Facilities
Winton Airport has two runways: runway 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,600 feet by 98 feet or 1,402 metres by 30 metres, and 05/23 with a clay surface measuring 2,920 feet by 59 feet or 890 metres by 18 metres. Scheduled passenger services are provided by Regional Express Airlines, with flights going to and from Longreach and Townsville.