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.

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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

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

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

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Meanwhile in Birdsville | #outbackqueensland

Instagram post 17871510287484908 That’s a wrap!

9,427 music loving people enjoyed the 2021 @bigredbash in Birdsville.

In a time of uncertainty the love of music and friendship brought people from all over Australia to enjoy 3 days of non stop fun.

Add in a world record and raising over $100 000 for the @royalflyingdoc service and you can be sure, fun was had by all.

Congratulations to all involved. Here’s to 2022!

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Instagram post 18087740947260764 How good does the mighty Cooper Creek in Windorah look? 

Be inspired and mesmerized when you join @travelwesttours on their 4WD Motel Accommodated Tag Along Tour to Birdsville, Innamincka, Cameron Corner & Tibooburra. 

Owners, Graham and Deb pride themselves on operating well planned tours specialising in the regions they know, with nature-based experiences and Australian history, especially Burke & Wills. They love the outback and enjoy sharing with their guests.

Go to our Story or type https://www.travelwest.com.au/ into your browser to find out how you can join them on their next fun filled Outback Queensland tour.

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Instagram post 17877832121358714 They're off and racing!

Great news Birdsville Race Club Inc have opened ticket sales for the @thebirdsvilleraces  Australia's most famous outback races! 3rd and 4th of September 2021. Where 'the dust never settles'.

UPDATE - tickets are sold out. You can join a wait list on the link below.

Tickets are selling fast. Don't miss out go to our Story for the link or type in your browser https://bit.ly/3oRUctp to secure yours now.

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Instagram post 17852868062502500 Have you ever watched a sunset from the 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

Great photo by @biz96 via @diamantinaqld 

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