Where can I camp at Birdsville Races?
Free campsites are available between the Diamantina River and Birdsville. Visitors may camp on the Birdsville side of the Diamantina River only. Waste receptacles and a limited number of portable toilets will be located nearby to common campsites.
What can I bring to Birdsville Races?
Held during the first weekend in September, expect warm days and cool nights ranging from 10 degrees to mid-20s, so pack your sunscreen, hat and a warm jacket. Oh, and take it from us, don’t wear any shoes you intend to keep pristine. This is red dirt country and you’ll be tipping sand out of your stilettos all day.
Can you take dogs to Birdsville Races?
No dogs or other pets are allowed into the race course.
Are the Birdsville Races 2021 still on?
Iconic Birdsville Races cancelled for 2020 The event will run again in 2021 on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th September.
Can you tow a caravan to Birdsville?
Once Australia’s most hazardous stock route, the Birdsville Track is still an unsealed road but maintained so that you can travel in either a 4WD or SUV with a caravan or camper trailer. The road conditions can vary and you may find yourself travelling over a diverse range of surfaces from sand dunes to gibber pains.
Are the roads to Birdsville sealed?
More than 5km of the Birdsville Developmental Road has been sealed to improve safety, efficiency and wet weather access for all road users. This road links Birdsville and Windorah with markets in major centres across Australia.
Can you drive the Birdsville Track in a car?
You can drive the Birdsville Track in a 2WD car, except after rain or flood. Washouts, bulldust holes and the rough road surface can damage the undercarriage of any car with low road clearance. But the Birdsville Track is graded regularly and is generally easy to drive. There are also 4WD Tagalong or bus tours.
How much are Birdsville Races tickets?
Tickets to the 137th Birdsville Races are now on-sale with two-day racing passes starting at just $69.90, and trackside hospitality options also available for pre-purchase.
Can you tow a caravan on the Birdsville Track?
Do you need a 4 wheel drive to get to Birdsville?
It is accessible by 2WD, however if you want to venture into the desert itself at some stage you will require a 4WD vehicle. Most people coming to Birdsville usually do so in a 4wd. So, you can make a bee line to Birdsville or alternatively you can take your time and do some outback touring and sightseeing on the way!
Can I drive the Birdsville Track in a 2WD?
How long do the Birdsville Races go for?
Crowds of over 6000 racegoers celebrate the carnival each year enjoying two days of quality outback racing and three great nights of live entertainment.
Is there fuel between Marree and Birdsville?
Fuel, supplies and facilities, including a hotel, can be found on the track at the Mungeranie station, 204 km from Marree and 313 km from Birdsville. It is linked with the Strzelecki Track via the Walkers Crossing Track, which is closed in summer and only traversible in dry weather.
Do you need a 4WD to drive to Birdsville?
Can you do the Birdsville Track in a 2WD?
How rough is the Birdsville Track?
Up until the 1930s only stock and camel trains would take the Birdsville track. Nowadays it has become a very popular track. As a result, the track is reasonably well maintained and generally fairly smooth. However like any outback track, its condition can change, especially after rain.
Is Birdsville Track suitable for 2WD?
Driving the Birdsville Track You can drive the Birdsville Track in a 2WD car, except after rain or flood. Washouts, bulldust holes and the rough road surface can damage the undercarriage of any car with low road clearance. But the Birdsville Track is graded regularly and is generally easy to drive.