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Birdsville Races

Internationally renowned, there is no event like the famous and historic Birdsville Races.  An iconic event since 1882, the Birdsville Races brings local residents of the outback together with visitors from across Australia and around the world.  It's a time and place where horses, riders, families, and friends gather in Birdsville for two days of racing and outback excitement!  The Birdsville Races are also part of the Simpson Desert Racing Carnival that incorporates events in Birdsville, Bedourie, and Betoota. 

 

 

   

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Birdsville Caravan Park 

Birdsville Caravan Park is a welcoming and spacious tourist park located at iconic Birdsville, in southwest Queensland and on the edge of the Simpson Desert.

Whether camping, caravaning or staying in a cabin, you will have the most amazing experiences at the Birdsville Caravan Park where you'll see breathtaking nature and discover something new each day.  Stay here during your outback Queensland adventure to the far west. 

 

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Birdsville Hotel

It's impossible to come to Birdsville on your outback Queensland holiday adventure without popping into the historic Birdsville Hotel.  Located in town the historic hotel was built in 1884.  Pull up a stool, order a cold beer and get to know the locals.  The hotel is a popular spot for visiting grey nomads, backpackers, caravan and 4WD visitors.  The hotel also offers great meals and modern, air-conditioned rooms.

 

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Adventure Australia Treks Tours

AATT is based in Birdsville and offers a wide range of small group passenger and tag-along tours.  Their guides are experienced and passionate and will leave you well informed about Birdsville, The Diamantina, Simpson Desert and other amazing locations.

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Desert Edge Tour

Desert Edge Tours is a family owned and operated business located in Birdsville.  Offering tours in and around Birdsville, your outback adventure and visit to the far west of Queensland wouldn't be the same without a tour of key sites with Desert Edge Tours.  We welcome backpacker, grey nomad, caravan, 4WD and RV travellers, and will make your outback road trip a memorable experience.  Desert Edge Tours Birdsville conducts tours all year round with our main visitor period being from 1 April to 1 October.

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Big Red Bash

Rock'in the Simpson 4th-6th July 2017 at the Big Red Sand Dune west of Birdsville

3 days and nights of music …… Iconic Australian artists, set in an amazing location on the edge of the Simpson Desert, with the huge Big Red Dune as stage backdrop …. It doesn’t get much better than this!

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Queensland National Parks

Book and pay online for camping permits to the Diamantina National Park, and vehicle access permits in Queensland National Parks and State Forests.

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Simpson Desert Conservation Park and Regional Reserve

Located within the driest region of the Australian continent, the Simpson Desert Conservation Park is in the centre of the Simpson Desert, one of the world's best examples of parallel dunal desert. Please note, it is mandatory to purchase a Desert Parks Pass to enter and camp in Simpson Desert Conservation Park and Simpson Desert Regional Reserve.

 

Rent A Tent

The Diamantina Shire Council has partnered with Rent-a-Tent to provide tented accommodation for visitors to the 2017 Birdsville Races.

 
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Rex Airline

Passenger air services are provided by Regional Express (Rex) who operate from Brisbane to Birdsville then Mt Isa and back the following day twice a week.

 

Wrights Air 

Experience a bird's eye view of the spectacular Australian Outback.  Wright Air offers a wide variety of flight experiences ranging from the 30 minute Big Red and Diamantina flight that shows you the land surrounding Birdsville and all the way to Lake Eyre. 

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Stay On Track Outback 

Planning a trip or travelling in Outback Queensland?

Driving on the highways and roads of Outback Queensland poses hazards and conditions you may never have encountered before! 

Stay on Track Outback is a road safety initiative of the Queensland Police Service.

Download here the Stay On Track Outback brochure

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Outback Queensland

Live Australia's Story through adventure holidays in Queensland's outback. There are so many outback adventures waiting for you, click above.

 

Tourism Queensland 

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