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Birdsville Races

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Birdsville Track, Birdsville, Queensland 4829, Australia
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If an Aussie that loves the outback a visit to the Birdsville Races has to be on the bucket list... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Kasbah102
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A special place and event - embrace it fully!

This is an amazing place and a really special event which is more than just some horse races! We... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Carolyn A
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Crows Nest, Queensland, Australia
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“caravan park” (3 reviews)
“race meeting” (3 reviews)
“in town” (6 reviews)
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Birdsville Track, Birdsville, Queensland 4829, Australia
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

If an Aussie that loves the outback a visit to the Birdsville Races has to be on the bucket list. 2nd visit. Week long celebration and the town really comes together to put on great entertainment leading up to race days. The pub, music, Bropheys...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is an amazing place and a really special event which is more than just some horse races! We travelled out in a big house bus, and even that couldn't keep the magical dust out, hehe. It's rugged, it's remote, and it's absolutely beautiful. The...More

Thank Carolyn A
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

What a week we had. Birdsville really have this well organized. From the camping out of town complete with toilets, bins and supplied rubbish bags, to the bus pick ups to the races and the entertainment in town. Wish it wasn't so far of I'd...More

Thank deesy
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

What a great experience this was and I even backed the winner of the Birdsville Cup!! A must do as 10,000 people visited for the weekend which was a real hoot. The Birdsville Pub rocks on Saturday night and all day Sunday. If your doing...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We travelled to Birdsville from Geelong, for their annual Birdsville Cup race meeting. What a FABULOUS event!!! The town comes alive with an influx of visitors by road & aircraft. For such a tiny place in the middle of nowhere, they really turn it on....More

Thank may58
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Well what a week. We arrived a week prior to races and secured a camping spot in the Caravan Park, close to the waters edge. We never had to wait once for a shower/toilet. Rocks dust and burs are a feature of the landscape at...More

Thank altacolin
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a great outback event. The town of 100 comes alive with 5000 visitors. A couple of days of racing, a carnival atmosphere, drinks at the pub, visit to the tourist centre for a great video about local life. Wonderful sunsets, great time with friends....More

Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

His is my 11th year attending and the races not run two of them in 2007 and 2010 due to equine flu and flooding. Every effort made to make the experience memorable for everyone. I travel with the Fred Brophy Boxing aren't which is something...More

Thank rockdoc000
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Birdsville races is one of the worlds most remote official horse races. The races have been held for over a century on the edge of the Simpson desert. In recent years the area has become a must visit destination for 4x wheel drivers with the...More

Thank Tim L
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The journey is half the fun of getting to the annual Birdsville Races. Do yourself a favor and throw this one on your Bucket list you wont regret it. 2016 saw us all get a little damp but without a doubt the tinny bit of...More

Thank 68Cookie
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No. Oztix you can buy them up until the last minute.J.D
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Response from Twocup | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are available at the entrance to the races and there are currently 2 day passes still available online. There will most likely be fresh bread available.
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