Winton, Qld winter XC

Winton, Queensland, 22 July thru 5 August, 2023

We will be in Winton, Qld  with the winches during winter. Winton has been picked out because of the prevailing south easterlies and the road network towards Boulia, Julia Creek, Cloncurry, Hughenden and Longreach.

Pickups can be arranged from domestic flights into Longreach.

We want to do XC and the thermals should be good


  • Each tow is $40
  • Retrieve costs are shared between the group, they consist of the retrieve vehicle fuel cost * 3, plus $35 per hour for the driver. You can use your vehicle if you prefer, then you pay fuel and we charge $35 per hour for the driver.  You can also bring your own driver or self retrieve

The event is open to PG2, PG3, PG4 and PG5
We can help with a tow endorsement if you have not towed before
We can also offer

  • VHF and oxygen endorsements
  • PG2 thru PG5 exam study sessions
  • Learn to drive tow 

Express interest here

Travel planning
As we firm up who is coming along there will be an opportunity for you to pool for car hire and rides to help get to and from our Winton base. We can arrange pickup from Longreach, the closest domestic flight destination

Winton is a rural township with a pubs, motels and campgrounds

Do I need a radio – yes, UHF with SAFA frequencies. Airband if you have one
Do I need a satellite tracker – yes, Inreach, SPOT or Skylines would be good
Do I need a tow endorsement – no, with prior arrangement we can teach you to tow
Do I need a tow bridle – let us know if you need one
Can I bring family and friends – of course