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Part of Australian history

We were traveling from Innamincka to Thargomindah and the Dig Tree was aside trip on our list. It... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
tassietourer
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Melbourne Australia
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celebrating idiocy

for some reason the idiocy of burke and wills is celebrated. as an descendant of an aussie explorer... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This is a national monument located about 300k west of Thargomindah. This is the camp 65 site for the ill fated exploration for a track from south to north. The support crew waited much longer than instructed and left early one morning and Burke and...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We were traveling from Innamincka to Thargomindah and the Dig Tree was aside trip on our list. It was hard to believe that these explorers actually walked to the Gulf from here in summer temperatures and only missed the remaining party by a day. A...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

for some reason the idiocy of burke and wills is celebrated. as an descendant of an aussie explorer (mckinlay) who lead one of the search parties for them I’ve always had interest in story. one for your bucket list

Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Definitely worth getting of the highway to visit this amazing part of Australia's history. The information site nearby makes fascinating reading about the whole of Burke and Wills disastrous but noteworthy trip. Good facilities for camping as well.

Thank Elton W
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We visited the dig tree in July. The 14 km from the main road to the dig tree was by far the roughest road we encountered during our 8,500km journey through Qld. south west. We were lucky to retrieve the big piece of moulding from...More

1  Thank Ron F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I can imagine overseas visitors wondering about this spot but for every Australian it is a must if visiting the region. To stand in the spot where these blokes were in the 1860's is pretty special. They were a tough bunch!

Thank BillL741
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This great story of explorers who opened up the country from south to north, yet didn't live to enjoy the rewards, is one which is worth commemorating, and pondering over.

Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit but despite the best efforts of the ranger visitors seem unaware of the fragility of the sight. Large vans are compacting the campsites and people are collecting wood for fires from the vicinity.

1  Thank Graham C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

It was lovely to visit where our earlier explorers travelled and sadly perished. Love the carving done in the tree in the 1860's. We didn't camp there but the sites looked good.

Thank Shirl071
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Lots of brochures available detailing the story of Burke and Wills and providing the history. Quite a fascinating part of Australian Outback history.

Thank family_of_four_qld
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