The Birdsville Races is a racing event like no other. Nicknamed the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 converge on the small town during the event every September. But of course, getting to these races is an adventure in itself.
Located on the inland border of Queensland and South Australia, flying to the races allows you to make the most of your visit. So if the Birdsville races are on your bucket list, why not take the experience to new heights and hire a private jet through Adagold Aviation and arrive in style. Keep reading to discover more must-do activities in and around Birdsville.
Birdsville Races: What’s On?
As they say on the Birdsville Races website, “Birdsville is a long way from anywhere, but a great place to be on the first weekend of September!” Of course, along with the races, the Birdsville Race Club ensures there’s plenty of things to do during race week. Entertainment throughout the week includes the Birdsville Races RFDS Fun Run on Wednesday the 4th, the Birdsville Races Cocktail Party on Thursday the 5th and the Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe from Thursday the 5th onwards. This is just a sample of the entertainment. Find out more here.
Things to See
Steeped in history and filled with incredible local stories, the Birdsville Hotel is a must-see. This heritage-listed hotel was built in 1884 and has endured fires, floods and cyclones to become a symbol of outback tenacity and spirit. Memorabilia and photos adorn the walls of the Birdsville Hotel, but the stand out is definitely the Hat Wall. The Hat Wall is lined with hats representing those who have lived and worked in Birdsville. The larrikin Aussie humour is also represented by a white line painted on the floor. This line reminds visitors which side is for staff only. What happens if you cross the line? You shout the bar!
The Big Red Sand Dune
Located approximately 35kms outside of Birdsville, and standing an incredible 40 meters tall Big Red marks the symbolic edge of the Simpson Desert. Visit during sunset for incredible panoramic views!
Want to extend your stay? Step aboard your private charter with Adagold Aviation and venture to the centre of Australia. Stay overnight at Longitude 131 where your accommodation overlooks Australia’s most iconic view – Uluru.
Are the Birdsville Races on your bucket list? Make the most of the experience by travelling in style with Adagold Aviation. Contact Adagold Aviation today and talk to our Charter Specialists to organise your private charter.