Want to hit the paddocks in the coming months and the great wide swathes of the Aussie outback?
There’s some fun stuff going down in the next few months, here’s a sample.
August 31 – September 1
The largest racing carnival in the outback brings thousands to this remote town every year. You’ll need a good car to get out here though, and plenty of time (allow at least three days drive from Brisbane). http://www.birdsvilleraces.com
Bedourie Races, Outback Ute and Wagon Muster
If you’ve gone out to Birdsville already hang around another week for the fun and action in Bedourie not too far away. With more hoof to race track but also utes and wagons, this is a bit of a ride.
Opera in the Outback
It’s not quite Pavarotti but you’ll be stunned by the performances in Undara between Cairns and Townsville. Held in the Ooramin Place Amphitehatre it includes theatrical performances and opera.
It’s a long way from Munich but the beer flows hard and strong out here with a German-themed event blasting through Jundah for three days. If you can’t be in Germany this year come here!
Cunnamulla Fella Festival
If you’re a fella (guy), or even if you’re not, head to Cunnamulla for some great display of bushman skills such as bull riding and bronc riding.
We don’t have accommodation listed in these parts of the state as they are more isolated but check out some of our tours to take you out this way if you’d like to explore:
Fish Hook Pass – Sydney to Darwin
Start in Sydney, take in the sites on the Melbourne and Adelaide route, head to Uluru from Adelaide travelling through the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy, explore amazing Uluru and the Olgas, and head through Katherine Gorge to Darwin. FULL PAYMENT DUE ON BOOKING.
Bruce Pass – Melbourne to Cairns
Head north up to Cairns, learning to surf on the coast, exploring inland national park, visit Byron Bay and take in a tour of Nimbin, cruise through Brisbane, have a didgeridoo demonstration in Rainbow Beach, paint your own boomerang, overnight in Hervey Bay, stay at Aussie cattle station, overnight at Airlie Beach partake in a kayak and koala tour on Magnetic Island and much more … FULL PAYMENT DUE ON BOOKING
Fish Hook Pass – Melbourne to Darwin
Start in Melbourne, take in the sites on the Melbourne and Adelaide route, head to Uluru from Adelaide travelling through the Flinders Ranges and Coober Pedy, explore amazing Uluru and the Olgas, and head through Katherine Gorge to Darwin. FULL PAYMENT DUE ON BOOKING.
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