Things To Do In Birdsville

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Birdsville Track Audio Tour

  • Experience remote living through the locals’ eyes
  • Walk in the footsteps of Australia’s first explorers
  • Discover the desert’s extreme ecology
  • Find out how the Simpson Desert was formed!
  • Crazy, extreme stories about Afghan cameleers, Aboriginal rainmakers, and Drovers and more!

Big Red

Big Red Sand Dune near Birdsville

Big Red is the tallest dune in the Simpson Desert, which is the largest sand dune desert in the world according to the Guiness Book of Records. Drivers see Big Red as a challenge. Many need several attempts to get to the top, particularly the crazy dudes who try to …
Birdsville Cemetery

Birdsville Cemetery

Birdsville Cemetery is unusual because it lies peacefully in amongst the dunes. Drive out of Birdsville to the west towards the Simpson Desert and turn right. What’s the oldest grave you can spot? …
Old Birdsville Clinic

Birdsville Clinic

The old Birdsville clinic is now a museum. For my first 5 years in Birdsville, this was where we went to see the Flying Doctor on his monthly visits. It was in this room that I found out I was pregnant with my son, who’s now 15. Despite the excellent …
Birdsville Hotel

Birdsville Hotel

Built in around 1882 from local sandstone, the Birdsville Hotel has been blown down once and burnt down twice! It’s said that a ghost haunts the ladies’ toilet!Th iconic outback hotel is now owned by David Brook and Kym Fort, who rebuilt it after the last fire and now runs …

Birdsville Information – the Wirrarri Centre
Billabong Boulevard, Birdsville QLD 4482
07 4656 3000, fax 07 4656 3002
Munga Thirri
Simpson Desert National Parks Office
Birdsville, QLD 4482
07 4656 3272, fax 07 4656 3273

Birdsville Track Audio Tour
Self drive at your own pace.
Listen to free sample audios.
02 4017 0244

George Royter’s Australia
Mini documentary videos of the Birdsville Track
email george(at)