Birdsville and Far West

Far West Diamantina Channel Country is the final frontier of Outback Queensland – a vast landscape of gibber flats, waterholes and roaming brolgas. And it attracts thousands of adventurers every year.

Outback bucket list

Explore the Simpson Desert (Munga-Thirri National Park) by 4WD and stand on top of the world at Big Red with a glass of bubbles at sunset. If you don't mind sharing, go mid-year for the Birdsville Big Red Bash and see a famous Australian band. Meet the locals at the famous Birdsville Hotel and camp under an aircraft wing after backing a winner at the iconic Birdsville Races. Stand on Cameron Corner where Queensland meets the New South Wales and South Australian borders.

Great outdoors

Spot pelicans at the largest breeding area in Australia at Lake Machattie and set the GPS for Bedourie or Boulia to watch camels race. Roll out a swag in Diamantina National Park and keep your eyes out for the mysterious Boulia Min Min lights.

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The Birdsville Hotel

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
From AU$165 - 190
Australia's most iconic outback pub. Everyone wants to say they've had a beer at The Birdsville Hotel. Since 1884, it’s weathered sandstone walls have been a welcome refuge to travellers from across the globe.

Birdsville Tourist Park

Birdsville, Diamantina Area
From AU$30 - 140
The Birdsville Caravan Park is the perfect place to relax on your journey and the ideal base for trips to the Simpson Desert National Park, Big Red Sand Dune or Poepple Corner. Our park overlooks Birdsville Billabong with lovely water views on spacious camping grounds.

Western Star Hotel/Motel Windorah

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$0.00 - 165.00
The property is an Outback pub spread over a large area. The business is made up of the public bar and beer garden. The restaurant/café is connected with an alfresco outdoor sitting area in between. They offer accommodation including six hotel/pub rooms with shared amenities, eight motel rooms (ensuited), four brick ground level rooms with parking, four cabin style rooms with one step and parking direct in front of room.

Windorah Caravan Park

Windorah, Barcoo Area
From AU$10 - 16
Water is available to fill tanks, both at the caravan park and at the dump point. Windorah has one Caravan Park, spread across two sites, available year round, with 64 powered sites, and many more unpowered sites.

Diamantina National Park camping

Bedourie, Diamantina Area
From AU$6.75 - 27.00
***NOTE: as a response to COVID-19, all camping areas in Queensland's national parks are closed to the public until further notice. Check park alerts for updates. Diamantina National Park is home to many rare and threatened species.
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