Even if you're not going to Birdsville, take the Birdsville road out of town for 15km or 20km to take in a series of red-sand dunes that appear from time to time on either side of the road. It's classic desert scenery, and especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset.

Ask the visitor centre for their Information and History Walk Around Windorah booklet, which guides you to 29 sites around town. Given that there are not many more than 30 buildings in the whole town, some of these are more interesting than others, but it's still a fascinating window on local life.