About Betoota

Population: 0

Location: Diamantina Shire


Ghost Town Alive! The small town of Betoota stands in solitude amidst a vast gibber plain.

Now deserted, it was once a busy meeting point for the pastoralists and drovers moving their mobs of cattle through customs and onto the markets of South Australia, and served as a Cobb & Co. change station. Twice a year the town bounces back to life for the Betoota Gymkhana in April and the Betoota Races on the last Saturday in August.


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Attractions / Things to Do:

  • Betoota Hotel (Built in the late 1880s)
  • Betoota Serpent
  • Brown’s Creek (Great for camping!)
  • Deon’s Lookout
  • Betoota Racetrack
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Deon’s Lookout. Photo credit: Runaway Juno

Suggested itineraries incorporating Birdsville:


For more information on Betoota, check out the Diamantina Council website: