Winton through the Lens
Are you a keen photographer? Come and enjoy our photographic Tag-a-long tour following the Route of the River Gum with a bonus Rangelands Sunset finale.
Wednesday 20 September 2017 from 8.30am
Experienced and amateur photographers are invited to photograph Nature’s best from flat topped mesas and River Red Gums to Coolibahs and the vast plains of the Outback.
Terms & Conditions: Participation in the Winton Through the lens tag-a-long tour is at the entrant’s own risk. Participants will be required to use their own vehicle to ‘tag-a-long’ behind our tour guide. High clearance vehicles are essential. Domestic animals are not permitted in Bladensburg National Park, therefore animals are not permitted on this tour. (For information on animal care options, please call Winton Shire Council’s Parks & Facilities Manager on 07 4657 2660).
Tour cost: $50 per car (inclusive of 2 people). Additional passengers are $15 per person.
Tour inclusions: Services of a tour guide, smoko, lunch and sunset nibbles. BYO water supplies for tour and BYO drinks for the Sunset nibbles. *Please advise when booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
Meet our tour leader (Peter Steele) at the Winton Memorial Swimming Pool at 8.30am for a briefing before ‘tagging along’ behind Peter following the scenic Route of the River Gum Drive.
The drive includes 15 points of interest in the Winton shire, featuring Bladensburg National Park. Formerly a grazing property, the park encompasses 85,000ha of Mitchell grass and channel country. Great photo opportunities await with the park’s impressive backdrop of flat-topped plateaus and sandstone ranges. The park is home to wonderful birdlife as well as Red Kangaroos, Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Wallaroos. We’ll take the Scrammy Drive over black soil plains and through spectacular jump-up country to the walking track leading to Scrammy Lookout – our smoko stop.
Explore Bladensburg Homestead and the surrounding historic buildings then head to our lunch stop at Bough Shed Waterhole with the opportunity for a swim or relax under the river red gums.
We’ll rejoin the River Gum Drive visiting Richard Craggs Grave, past dramatic rocky outcrops, beefwood and mulga trees. Return to Winton at 4.00pm. Time for a quick refresh before we take a drive to the stunning Rangelands for Sunset nibbles – a perfect spot to capture a memorable sunset. (Note: you have the option to join our courtesy coach transfer to Rangelands for the Sunset conclusion to the tour)
Return to Winton at around 6.30pm.
What to bring: camera, water, hat, swimming costume (if planning on swimming), comfortable shoes, sunscreen, drinks for the Sunset at Rangelands