Birdsville lies on the edge of the Simpson Desert and is known globally for its pub and annual races in September.
In the first week of September, Birdsville’s population swells from around 100 to more than 7000 for the Birdsville Races. This legendary race now boasts prize money of more than $140,000, with gate earnings going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
One of the outback’s most famous pubs, the Birdsville Hotel, attracts people from all over the world. The pub offers accommodation, food, drinks, and everything you need for an authentic outback pub experience.
For advanced 4W-drivers, the giant Big Red sand dune rises 30m above the desert floor and is located 35km west of Birdsville. The 'Big Red Bash' music festival is held in July each year, with big-name Australian acts attracting thousands of people.