Birdsville Races Facts
- Birdsville is closer to Adelaide than Brisbane (1,578km vs 1,192km).
- The Birdsville population is usually around 100 but swells during the Birdsville Races to around 6,000. The record race crowd clocked in at 8,500 people!
- 80,000 cans of beer are sold at the Races. That's the equivalent volume of 600 filled baths.
- 12,000 pies are sold from Birdsville Bakery. That's enough pastry to fill 4 football fields. You HAVE to try the curry camel pie while you're in town.
- Over 140 horses and 15 toy horses attend the races. The toy horses are races in front of the Birdsville Hotel on the Friday of the Races weekend.
- 150km of toilet paper is used over the weekend. If you lined up all of that toot paper, it would cover the journey from Brisbane to Noosa!
- Big Red is a 40m sand dune in Simpson Desert. The Simpson Desert contains the longest parallel sand dunes in the world.
- It would take 200 hours to run from Brisbane to Birdsville, 20 hours to drive and 5 hours 45 minutes to fly.
- Birdsville is the only track in Queensland that runs anti-clockwise.
- And if you are still trying to figure out why people get hooked on the Birdsville Races, watch this
Now that you're hooked, why not head along to the next Birdsville Races?