Prepare for bush fun in Queensland this Spring

Action at the Birdsville Races. Pic: Joanne Lane, http://www.visitedplanet.com

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.

Birdsville Races
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
September 7-8
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.
http://www.diamantina.qld.gov.au

Opera in the Outback
October 4-6
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.
http://www.undara.com.au

Go west young man! Explore Australia’s great open spaces. Pic: Joanne Lane, http://www.visitedplanet.com

Outback Oktoberfest
October 5-7
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!
http://www.outbackoktoberfest.com.au

Cunnamulla Fella Festival
November 8-10
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.
http://www.cunnamullafellafestival.com.au

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
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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.

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Bruce Pass – Melbourne to Cairns
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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

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Fish Hook Pass – Melbourne to Darwin
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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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Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There will be a blog every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact Jo at viplounge@vipbackpackers.com

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