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 artefacts in the Wirrarri Visitor Centre. Come September, an influx of up to 8,000 people descends upon the tiny town for the annual Birdsville Races, which many call 'the Melbourne Cup of the outback'. The event has delighted race-goers for more than 125 years and is listed as one of the ‘100 things to do in Australia before you die'.

'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. Have the experience of a lifetime at the world’s most remote music festival, the Birdsville Big Red Bash in the heart of Australia’s outback! The three-day festival returns from 4 to 6 July 2017, at Big Red.

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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Samarinda Jewel By The Sea

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$190 - 350
Samarinda Jewell by the sea is located on beautiful North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay. North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world, with an enticing blend of pristine beaches and rugged coastal landscapes with tranquil inland lakes.

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From AU$180 - 180
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From AU$140 - 400
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From AU$115 - 145
The Grove on Russell offers comfortable and affordable accommodation for visitors travelling to the Southern Moreton Bay Region. Located on Russell Island just 40 minutes drive from Brisbane and one hour drive from the Gold Coast.

Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort

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From AU$280 - 360
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From AU$300 - 550
"Green Trees" has just been beautifully renovated and made available as a holiday rental for the first time and suits a large family or perhaps two families. Located right at Point Lookout, the three level beach house features a large "Queenslander" style wrap round verandah together with an easily accessible top floor deck boasting a magnificent easterly ocean view.

Allure Stradbroke Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$155 - 872
Allure Stradbroke Resort is always striving to offer the best accommodation experience and value on North Stradbroke Island. Their convenient location puts you on the door step to North Stradbroke Island's world class beaches, fresh water lakes and an abundance of native flora and fauna.

Minjerribah Camping

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From AU$14.90 - 280.00
Straddie Camping offers easy access island camping on idyllic North Stradbroke Island, 'Minjerribah', just off the coast of Brisbane. With six camping grounds in three of the island's townships, Straddie Camping offers powered and unpowered sites for tents, camper trailers and caravans, as well as fully equipped cabins, and two unique 'glamping' EcoShacks.

Claytons on Cylinder Beach Front Apartments

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From AU$400 - 600
Claytons on Cylinder Beach Front Accommodation are one of North Stradbroke Island's most sought after holiday rentals. The complex consists of 10 individually owned three and four bedroom apartments, complete with lock up garage.

Minjerribah Camping EcoShacks

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$230 - 280
Straddie Camping offers easy access island camping on 'Minjerribah', North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane. Two fully equipped EcoShack offer a 'glamping' experience at the Amity Point Camping Ground.
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