Adventure outback with the perfect event drive itinerary. Three big events in one fabulous road trip!
Day 1 – Friday – Cunnamulla
Welcome to Cunnamulla! Once you have settled into your accommodation, pull on your boots and head down to John Kerr Park to cheer on teams in the Cunnamulla Fella Challenge. Strap in for a night of thrills and spills as the Bulls and Broncs take centre stage at the Rodeo! Party into the night with live music.
Day 2 – Saturday – Cunnamulla
Join us for breakfast at Centenary Park and enjoy demonstrations of sheep shearing, wood chopping, timber slabbing and more. Tonight, witness the toughest sport on dirt – The PBR Bull Ride plus fireworks and more great live music.
Day 3 – Sunday – Cunnamulla
Today is all about you. Do as little or as much as you like. Kick back on the lawn with the Cunnamulla Fella and enjoy the food and refreshment stalls and an afternoon of live music. Breathe in the clean country air and recharge for the next part of your adventure.
Day 4 – Monday – Cunnamulla to Quilpie (376KM)
On arrival in Quilpie, head straight to your accommodation to check-in. Next stop, the Visitor Information Centre to hear all about the region has to offer from the local experts. Take a stroll along the tranquil Bulloo River Walk – don’t forget your camera! Pack some refreshments and take in the sunset at Baldy Top; an absolute must do!
Day 5 – Tuesday – Quilpie
Jump on the bus for the Guided Town Tour. Check out the museums and gallery at the Visitor Information Centre, or try your luck at the local opal fossicking area. If you don’t strike it rich, visit St Finbarr Opal Altar to see the only opal altar in the world. Save your energy though, because tonight is the Kangaranga Do Street Party and trust us, you’ll need it! With bath tub races, wool bale rolling and the signature “Get Your Rocks Off” competition, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Party the night away with loads of entertainment, food, drink and much, much more.
Day 6 – Wednesday – Quilpie to Windorah (246KM)
Time to head to Windorah… Get ready for a night of yabbies, live music, auctions, food, drink and more fun than you can poke a crab pot at with the International Yabby Races. Don’t miss out on a Yabby Races form guide – these are highly sought after and will give you hours of entertainment even after the races are finished.
Day 7 – Thursday – Windorah to Birdsville (389KM)
It’s a big drive to Birdsville. You can prepare for the journey by filling up the car, purchasing a few snacks and topping up your water supplies before leaving Windorah. Keep your eyes open for the JC Hotel ruins and the Native Well, both good places for a quick stop to stretch the legs. There are also public toilets and picnic tables at the turnoff to Birdsville Road. Tonight is the Birdsville Races Cocktail Party, a fantastic opportunity to dress up and experience outback hospitality in style. Numbers are strictly limited so be sure to pre-purchase your tickets.
Day 8 – Friday – Birdsville
Giddy up, it’s Race Day! Catch one of the many courtesy buses out to the race track for a day of racing and novelty Fashions on the Field. There will be plenty of bookies, refreshments and entertainment on the course. Then head back to town for a night of outback action including the Brophys Boxing Tent and the famous Birdsville Hotel with live music and plenty of new mates to meet.
Day 9 – Saturday – Birdsville
Birdsville Cup Day – Register for the Fashions on the Field from 11am, with multiple categories for the whole family to join in. If you feel like something extra special, book your track side marquee tickets to experience the Cup in ultimate comfort.