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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McNevins Maryborough Motel

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$130 - 190
McNevins Maryborough Motel is the perfect base for corporate and leisure travellers in the Fraser Coast region. They are located a few minutes walk from Maryborough’s central business district, on the road to popular Hervey Bay and Fraser Island.

Arkana Motel

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From AU$95 - 195
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Cara Motel

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Blue Shades Motel offers a variety of rooms to suit your requirements, taste and budget. With easy access from the highway, covered car spaces and solid construction, rooms quiet and convenient. There are 35 rooms in total.

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Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$140 - 200
Eco Queenslander is a multi-award winning and sustainable family holiday home located in Maryborough, it accommodates up to five guests and is an ideal base for touring the Fraser Coast region. Eco Queenslander is a classic and quaint, craftsman built home which retains many of its original features:

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From AU$106 - 145
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Huntsville Caravan Park

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$25 - 110
Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Huntsville Caravan Park, set on the banks of the Mary River in Maryborough. Located just five minutes from the town centre, golf course, bowling greens, RSL Club, and opposite a shopping centre and 500 metres to boat ramp.

Le Piaf on Treasure Bed and Breakfast

Maryborough, Fraser Coast Area
From AU$85 - 110
Le Piaf on Treasure Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful self-contained bedroom (35 square metres) with a large bathroom en suite. It is part of a lovingly restored 1940s Queenslander home and has its own entrance from the deck.
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