Do you offer accommodation?

We do not offer accommodation, however, we have listed the available accommodation options in both Winton and Longreach which can be viewed under the ‘Stay & Explore’ menu option.

Accommodation in Winton

Accommodation in Longreach


Do you offer bus transfers?

Yes, bus transfers for specific events will be available to purchase as an add-on. However, bus transfers have now sold out for the 2024 Festival of Outback Opera.

Please note, transfers are NOT included in your ticket price and must be purchased separately.

Please see details to pre-purchased bus transfers. Note: these have now sold out.

Dark Sky Serenade Buses

 Winton to Winton Australian Age Of
Dinosaurs Bus Stop
Pick-up and drop off: Waltzing Matilda Centre  
Depart at: 16:00 
Return by: 20:30 approx.
 Longreach to Winton Australian Age Of
Dinosaurs Bus Stop
Pick-up and drop off: Longreach Train Station  
Depart at: 14:30 
Return by: 21:45 approx. 

Self-Drive: Available with ample parking onsite

Long Lunch Buses

 Longreach to Waltzing Matilda Centre Bus StopPick-up and drop off: Longreach Train Station 
Depart at: 9:30 
Return by: 17:30 

Please be at the bus stop with your pre-purchased ticket at least 10 minutes prior to your departure. Buses will leave on a strict schedule. 

Self-Drive: Available with ample parking onsite

Singing in the Night Buses

 Longreach to Camden Park Station Bus Stop:Pick-up and drop off: Longreach Railway Station  
Depart at: 16:15, 16:45

Please be at the bus stop with your pre-purchased ticket at least 10 minutes prior to your departure. Buses will leave on a strict schedule.  

Self Drive: Available with ample carparking onsite. Once cars have been parked there is a shuttle from carpark to gala venue.  

Opera Ball Buses

All ticket purchases for the Opera Ball include return shuttle buses services to and from the event.

Longreach to Smithy’s Camp:Pick-up and drop off: Longreach Railway Station, Saltbush Retreat, Apex Park  
Depart at: 16:45 from Longreach Railway Station, other stops to follow

Please be ready for pickup from one of the three nominated stops at 4:30pm. Buses will depart promptly from Longreach Railway Station at 4:45pm before continuing to Saltbush Retreat and then Apex Park. Return shuttle buses will commence at 8:30pm following the event, with the last bus departing Smithy’s Camp at 11pm.

Self Drive: Not available for this event. All patrons must travel on shuttle buses to and from the event.

Parking at Australian Age of Dinosaurs

The Museum is located 11km from the Landsborough Highway turnoff. The road to the Museum is sealed and caravans can be towed up The Jump-Up. There is a caravan unhitching area at the foot of The Jump-Up if you are towing with a small 4WD car or do not want to take your caravan up the steep ascent. To take your caravan up The Jump-Up, drive to the conditions in low gear and park in the designated area in the Reception Centre car park.

Parking at Camden Park Station

Signage will be displayed from the main entrance to the designated parking area at Camden Park Station. The carpark is approximately a 10 metre walk to the main seating area. Please exercise caution when driving, as the terrain in this area can be uneven.


All tickets will be issued via email. Please email tickets@oq.com.au if you have not yet received your tickets.

Why do I need to register on the ticketing site before making a purchase?

You’ll need to register to ensure a secure and personalised experience. It allows you to track your orders, receive updates, and access customer support more efficiently.

How do I register on the ticketing site?

To register, click on the ‘Login’ link in the menu on the website, then provide your personal details, such as name and email address, and create a password.

Can I buy tickets without registering?

No. Registration is required to purchase tickets. This policy helps us maintain high security and service standards.

What if I forget my login details?

If you forget your password, use the ‘I forgot my password‘ link to reset it.

Group bookings

If you are planning on attending multiple events with a booking of 8+ people, please contact us at tickets@oq.com.au.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Tickets can be purchased at the door; however, we strongly recommend pre-booking online to avoid disappointment.

Booking fees

There is a booking fee of $7.20 per transaction for orders of $100 or more. There are no booking fees for free events.

Festival Hub

The Festival Hub will be located in Winton, on Cobb Lane, next door to the Royal Theatre. Our team will be there from Tuesday 14 May – Friday 17 May.

Refunds & Exchanges



Smart-casual and warm.  All evening events are held in outdoor venues where temperatures can drop as low as 16 degrees.



Mobile reception is limited to Telstra only, with some areas of Winton having no reception at all.

Free Wifi is available in the main town centre.


Longreach is has limited reception availability outside of the main town centre, e.g., Camden Park Station.

There is free WIFI available in the main town centre.


Please see catering options below that are available for the Festival of Outback Opera Events

Festival Opening
Food: BBQ run by Royal Theatre 
Drink: Bar run by Royal Theatre  

Do We Need Another Hero? Winton
Food: BYO
Drink: BYO

Dark Sky Serenade
Food: BBQ provided onsite
Drink: Bar provided onsite

Singing in the Night  
Food: No food onsite please pre-book dinner in town.  
Drink: Bar provided onsite. 

Sing Sing Sing
Food: BYO food
Drink: Tea and Coffee site

Do We Need Another Hero? Longreach 
Food: BYO  
Drink: Bar provided onsite.