Birdsville

About Birdsville


Population: 115

 

At the end of the Birdsville Track is the frontier town of Birdsville, one of Outback Australia’s most recognised towns.

Deep in the heart of wild and isolated country, Birdsville is situated between the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, the vast gibber plains of Sturt’s Stony Desert to the south and rich Channel Country to the north.

Once a notorious place through which cattle drovers moved their stock, Birdsville is now a thriving community where you can enjoy a cold drink at the iconic Birdsville Hotel, try your taste buds on a curried camel pie, back a winner at the world-renowned Birdsville Races or dance the day away at the Birdsville Big Red bash.

Watch the sunset over Big Red, the tallest sand dune in the Simpson Desert or spend an unforgettable day with family and friends at the Birdsville billabong, where birdlife, fish, yabbies and marsupials abound.

If you’ve always wanted to visit this iconic destination, now is the time to tick Birdsville off your bucket list.

Where To Stay

Experiences

Waddi Trees

One of Australia’s rarest plants, the Waddi Trees (Acacia puece) have spiky, needle-like leaves and thick bark. The Waddi tree piqued early explorer William John Wills’ interest, with some samples of the seeds found buried in his diary after his death. The extreme hardness of Waddi wood was

Munga-Thirri National Park (Simpson Desert)

Munga-Thirri National Park, also known as the Simpson Desert, spans 1,012,000 hectares in the arid outback, making it Queensland’s largest protected area. Parallel wind-blown sand dunes dominate the striking landscape. Some dunes extend 200 kilometres and reach 90 metres high. Saltpans and gibber-ironstone flats occupy interdunal areas. More

Deon’s Lookout

Have your camera ready when you arrive at Deon’s Lookout. You will love the spectacular and long-ranging views. With a rest area, public toilets and picnic table, this is a great place to break your journey. It is located east of Betoota and is well sign posted at

Burke and Wills Tree

On August 20, 1860, Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills set out from Melbourne to chart a course to the Gulf of Carpentaria, which was the first south-north crossing of Australia. The team of 13 men and 20 camels carried over 20 tonnes of provisions. Though successful

Carcory Homestead Ruins

The Carcory Homestead was built in 1877 of local limestone by Hector and Norman Wilson. Listed by the National Trust, this attraction is an example of the rich history of the Diamantina Shire. After years of drought and the loss of 4,000 bullocks, Carcory was abandoned by Sir

Big Red

Standing at 40 metres in height, and situated just 35 kilometre from Birdsville; the famous Big Red Sand Dune provides a challenge for any four wheel drive enthusiast. The first of 1,140 parallel dunes in the Simpson Desert, the spectacular sunsets from the top of Big Red are

Birdsville Billabong

The billabong, located on the edge of town, is a beautiful place to view the outback sunset and you can also enjoy walking, kayaking, swimming or fishing. Across the water is Pelican Point, a small peninsula with a great view of the billabong and its birdlife. Pelican Point

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Meanwhile in Birdsville | #outbackqueensland

Instagram post 18040208089280942 Everyone wants to say they’ve had a beer at the @birdsvillehotel 

Since 1884, it’s weathered sandstone walls have been a welcome refuge to travellers from across the globe. A destination in its own right, the pub has endured floods, fires and even cyclones to stand as a symbol of the spirit and character of the outback.

The Birdsville Hotel is steeped in history and has played a fascinating, yet important, part in the exploration and settlement of Australia’s desert country.

Today, the iconic award-winning pub is the main focus in Birdsville at any time of the year but more so during the running of the famous annual @thebirdsvilleraces and the @bigredbash 

The pub offers visitors comfy accommodation, traditional pub fare, quality wine list, ice-cold drinks and with everything else needed for an authentic outback experience.

Amazing photo by @miketurgoose of @rustytingallery 

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Standing at 40 metres in height, and situated just 35 kilometres from Birdsville; the famous Big Red Sand Dune is waiting for you!

The spectacular sunsets from the top of Big Red are an experience not to be missed.

Great photo by @alittleatlarge 

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Where are your travels to Outback Queensland taking you?

Great photo by @lucphilin in Birdsville

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Instagram post 18158417794031701 @bigredbash is the worlds most remote music festival and hosts 3 days of some of Australia’s most recognised music legends at the foot of the iconic Big Red Dune in the Simpson Desert, Birdsville from the 6th to 8th July 2021.

As part of the three major prize giveaways, they have kindly donated three family passes (valid for 4 people) to next years event. 

You have up until midnight tonight to enter. Go to the link in our bio for your last chance.

The lucky winners will be announced on Friday 4 September, notifying winners by email and online. Entrants must be 18 years or older.

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Instagram post 18131366476101341 Don't miss your chance to win one of 3 prizes we're giving away, valued from $2000 each! Entries close midnight on Monday.

Prizes include: a selection of iconic Outback Queensland attraction's entry tickets, day tour experiences, accommodation, fuel or meal vouchers, and Family Passes (valid for 4 people) to next year's Big Red Bash in Birdsville 2021.

Go to the link in our bio to enter.
The lucky winners will be announced on Friday 4 September, notifying winners by email and online. Entrants must be 18 years or older.

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