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Burke and Wills Tree

Cooper Creek, Northern bank, Thargomindah, Queensland 4492, Australia
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Historic place loved to death

Definitely worth a visit but despite the best efforts of the ranger visitors seem unaware of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graham C
via mobile
A must see

It was lovely to visit where our earlier explorers travelled and sadly perished. Love the carving... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shirl071
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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Cooper Creek, Northern bank, Thargomindah, Queensland 4492, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Road into the site is "ordinary" at present (March-April) but this varies with usage and seasonal conditions. Caravanners: It may be best to unhitch and leave 'van at entrance if you don't plan to camp overnight..or leave the 'van at Innamincka and make a day-trip...More

Thank juliem1952
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few nights and found it a lovely outback camping spot. Col the ranger is fantastic, very helpful and informative and went out of his way to ensure our stay was enjoyed by all. The kids (12, 10, 8) loved swimming in the...More

Thank J1smith
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Drove there from Victoria in two days. big open area with scattered trees for shade. Lots of biting flies and mozzies at night, but good to see the tree and imagine what it would have been like for the explorers. cost 15 dollars for entry,...More

Thank Michaeldonald2301
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It's just a tree with some marking. Not so Interesting if you already know about Burke and wills. Entry fee of $11

Thank IronTriPaul
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

This is the site of the infamous Dig Tree. Ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills arrived back at this spot just hours after their support crew had left, leaving them supplies buried under a tree. It was all downhill from here. This was one of my...More

2  Thank Triantiwontigongolope
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Burke and Wills Historical Society have done a marvellous job with the interpretive centre adjacent to the Dig Tree. It is worth spending time in Innamincka to drive around the individual sites to get a full understanding of just what happened to the expedition...More

3  Thank YarraVictoria
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This is a must to tick off the 'bucket list'. Best done if heading to Thargominda as it is along the route. There is a bout a 26 km round trip from the main road - but take the time to do it.

2  Thank Kenwal38
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