Top things to do in Birdsville

Top Choice Sports in Birdsville

Birdsville Cup

During the first weekend in September, the annual Birdsville Cup horse races draw up to 10,000 fans from all over the country to drink, dance and punt on the horses for three dusty days. Parking is free for all ligh…
Top Choice Pub in Birdsville

Birdsville Hotel

Standing strong in sandstone since 1884 is the much-loved Birdsville Hotel. There are few more famous pubs in Australia, and a beer in the Front Bar, its walls crammed with memorabilia, is a rite of outback passage.…
Music in Birdsville

Birdsville Big Red Bash

This three-day outback rock festival started in 2012 and has grown to be almost as well attended as the Birdsville Cup! Expect well-known Aussie artists: in 2018 the program included John Farnham, Hoodoo Gurus, The …
Landmark in Birdsville

Big Red

On the edge of the Simpson Desert, about 35km west of Birdsville, Big Red is a photogenic 30m-high sand dune that offers a big challenge for 4WDers. It's the closest large sand dune to town, and a taste of what lies…
Bakery in Birdsville

Birdsville Bakery

A welcome find out here, the bakery crafts superb pies, including steak, kangaroo, rabbit and the famous curried camel. Also cakes, coffee and breakfasts.
Australian in Birdsville

Birdsville Hotel

Big steaks, bangers and mash, barra and a pie – these classic Aussie staples dominate the menu. There are a couple of dining rooms and it's always busy.