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Located in remote Queensland lies a little town with a whole of character!

The little outback town of Birdsville is home to roughly 100 people but caters to thousands of tourists each year thriving to taste the outback life.

You might be thinking how does a remote town attract so many tourists?

Here’s exactly why.




1. Outback Races



Since 1882 thousands of race goers have made the pilgrimage to experience the Melbourne Cup of the outback, the Birdsville Races.

The iconic race meet is unique not only from its remote location but the festival atmosphere it generates in the town populated with roughly 100 people.

If you love your horse racing and would love to experience Outback Australia, the Birdsville Races is an absolute must!



2. Beers at the Birdsville Hotel



You haven’t experienced Birdsville unless you’ve sunk a pint at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

The iconic pub has been welcoming travellers since 1884 and is one of Australia’s most photogenic, with its weathered sandstone walls being a photography attraction.

Perch yourself down at the front bar, enjoy a cold one and get to know the locals!



3. A Big Red Sunset



Standing at 40 metres in height and just 35kms from Birdsville is the famous ‘Big Red’ Sand Dune.

Reaching the top can be a 4WD challenge, but a challenge worth accepting with the outback sunset views being simply stunning!

We recommend a nice refreshment, cheese & dips and good company for your Big Red Sunset experience.



4. Fancy your boxing skills?



The Fred Brophy boxing tent will determine how a good a boxer you really are.

When the famous Fred Brophy starts beating his giant drum, thousands gather inside Fred’s tent to witness a spectacle you won’t find anywhere else in the world!

You’re not obliged to strap on the gloves, but if you’re daring or feeling confident after a couple beers (not too many though) you can take on one of Fred’s boxers and parade a Birdsville badge of honour amongst your peers!



5. The Birdsville Billabong



It may feel like you’re in the middle of the desert, but Birdsville has it’s own watering hole, and we’re not referring to the pub!

The Birdsville Billabong is located on the cusp of the town and is your sanctuary for dropping in a line, kayaking, swimming or cruising along on a paddle board.

The serenity will maximise your relaxation levels and it’s another magnificent spot for you to admire a stunning outback sunset.

Birdsville Races Travel Packages