Beach to Bush

Moreton Bay Regional Council launched an Expression of Interest in November 2017 for up to 20 local year 6 school students, to visit Winton in April 2018, as part of our region’s Sister City Program with Winton Shire Council.

Moreton Bay Region and the former Redcliffe City Council has been sister cities with Winton since 1995 and over that time this close relationship has supported student exchange and tourism promotion between our two great regions.

Students from primary schools across the Moreton Bay Region have now been invited to participate in this exciting exchange program. Students will have the opportunity to visit outback Queensland land-marks and attractions including Lark Quarry, the Age of Dinosaurs museum, and the Waltzing Matilda Centre as arranged by Winton Shire Council. This trip is complimentary and is hosted, managed and sponsored by Winton Shire Council, along with Bus Queensland. The sponsorship covers the costs of the program, including accommodation, travel, activities and meals.

Trip information

Dates for trip: Wednesday 18 April 2018 - Tuesday 24 April 2018.


Students will participate in a range of exciting activities during their trip, including:

  • Visiting the Waltzing Matilda Festival Activities including the re-opening of the Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • Attending Winton’s Way out West Fest including a special concert performance by Jessica Mauboy
  • Visiting the Age of the Dinosaurs museum
  • Tour of Lark Quarry
  • Helicopter ride over Winton


Teachers and students who reside within the Moreton Bay Region or attend school within the region were eligible to complete an Expression of Interest form for the trip.

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