Birdsville

Possibly outback Queensland's most renowned and remote town, the name Birdsville prompts thoughts of pioneering history and outback adventure in the 'back of beyond'. Once a toll point for stock crossing the Queensland and South Australian border, Birdsville had a pre-federation population of over 300. With federation came the town's decline into a town supporting pastoralists on surrounding cattle stations until tourism increased and the lure of the treacherous Simpson Desert and legendary Birdsville Track began to attract four-wheel-drivers in droves.

These days, Birdsville is a thriving community of 115 people with a pub, bakery, caravan park, two service stations and general stores and an excellent display of artwork and artifacts in the Wirrarri Visitor Centre. Come September, an influx of up to 8000 people descends upon the tiny town for the annual Birdsville Races, which many call 'the Melbourne Cup of the outback'.

'Big Red', the 40 metre high sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert, the world's largest area of parallel sand dunes, is the best spot to watch the sun set, while the old Diamantina Crossing is the pick of fishing spots in the mighty Diamantina River. One of Burke and Wills' camp sites is marked with a blazed tree and the largest patch in the world of rare Waddi Trees, or Acacia Peuce, stand boldly on a gibber flat 12 kilometres to the north of the town; one of only three such patches in the world.

Birdsville
Birdsville, Diamantina Area
Queensland
Australia

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Gee-Dees Family Cabins

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$115 - 150
Gee-Dee's Family Cabins at Karumba Point offer affordable family-style, couple or fisherperson accommodation on the Gulf of Carpentaria at the mouth of the Norman River. Your stay will be in family owned and operated, motel-like cabins, or a three bedroom holiday house, that offers you the latest in modern, clean, air conditioned rooms.

Discovery Parks Argylla, Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
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From AU$25 - 149
Mining is at the heart of Mount Isa – this is one of the top 10 producers of copper, silver, lead and zinc. Their caravan park accommodation at Discovery Parks – Argylla, just over one hour’s drive from Cloncurry, is a great place to relax after your day of adventures.

Julia Creek Caravan Park

Julia Creek, McKinlay Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$20 - 125
The Julia Creek Caravan Park is one of those friendly parks you'll find yourself recommending to others. As soon as you drive in, you'll feel right at home. "No strangers here, just friends you haven't met.

Ashs Holiday Units and Cafe

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$117 - 177
Ash's offers guests great facilities including pool, barbecue area, laundry, fish cleaning facilities and is close to Sunset Tavern and walking distance to coastline sunsets, Norman River mouth, fishing spots, boat ramps, other stores, fuel station and Karumba airport with pickups available along with pre-arranged transfers from Karumba to Normanton.

End Of The Road Motel

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$148.50 - 210
Multi award winning End Of The Road Motel features the only absolute beach front holiday accommodation in the Gulf of Carpentaria. They are situated at Karumba Point next to the famous Sunset Tavern overlooking the Gulf of Carpentaria, on the mouth of the Norman River where the outback meets the sea in style.

Adels Grove Camping Ground

Lawn Hill, Burke Area
From AU$18.00 - 220
Adels Grove Camping Ground is an eco-sensitive park on Lawn Hill Creek, located 10 kilometres downstream from Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park. Adels Grove is set among a plantation of exotic trees initially grown by the French Botanist Albert de Lestang in the 1930s.

Travellers Haven Backpackers

The Gap, Brisbane Area
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From AU$60 - 70
Travellers Haven Backpackers is located close to the centre of Mount Isa. Single, double, twin and bunk accommodation is available. Relax in the friendly atmosphere around the pool and barbecue area, or walk into town to enjoy the many things to see and do.

Discovery Parks - Mount Isa

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$35 - 110
This may be the Outback, but you’ll still have a river view. Set by the banks of the beautiful Leichhardt River, the holiday park Discovery Parks – Mount Isa is an excellent base to explore. If you’ve never experienced Rodeo, you’ve come to the right place – Mount Isa is renowned as the Rodeo Capital of Australia and their annual event is fast and furious fun.

Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
From AU$30 - 130
Cloncurry Caravan Park Oasis is situated on the Overlanders Way (Flinders Highway) close to the Town Centre. With well-established trees and shaded grassy areas for campsites and powered sites. Large caravans or buses can be accommodated, (No Rig Too Big) There are 19 ensuited cabins ranging from deluxe to budget, and three budget non-ensuited cabins, with only a short walk to one of the two amenity blocks.

Discovery Parks - Cloncurry

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
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From AU$23 - 125
Burke and Wills found beauty in Cloncurry on their journey through in 1861; now, take your turn when you stay with Discovery Parks – Cloncurry. Their caravan park is a great base to explore ‘The Curry’.
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