Birdsville Races – Camping (4 Days)
The Birdsville Races. The name evokes images of red dirt and larger-than-life characters.
The first unofficial Birdsville Races were held in 1882. In 1978, Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser made the pilgrimage and brought the carnival to the nation’s attention. Now with over 6000 visitors each year, the race continues as a major event for the local community and raises funds for club facilities and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Rather than a long, three-day drive from Melbourne, join Kirkhope Aviation on an air tour to the iconic races in relaxed style with a small group of no more than nine fellow travellers.
Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Birdsville Races, staying for three nights in a tent that’s all set up for you. General admission is included for two days of excitement on the track.
Get ready for the adventure of the year!
A three-day tour featuring the Marquee at the Birdsville Races and overnight stays in Broken Hill and Innamincka is also available.
Day 1: Melbourne to Broken Hill to Birdsville (L)
Depart Moorabbin Airport at 9.00am. Fly across Victoria and NSW to the frontier town of Broken Hill, stopping for lunch and to stretch your legs.
Continuing on to Birdsville, you’ll be met on arrival and transferred out to Tent City to get yourself settled in. Tents for one or two people are set up for you, including stretcher bed with mattress, sleeping bag with liner and pillow, a lantern, camping chairs and table and an esky. Hot showers and clean toilets are provided exclusively for Tent City residents. A marquee offers basic camp kitchen facilities (kettle, toaster, gas stove) as well as power to recharge your phone.
Food trucks will be scattered about the area, for you to purchase whatever you require, and it’s walking distance to the incomparable Birdsville Hotel.
Overnight: Tent City, fully equipped tent
Would highly recommend, well maintained and comfortable aircraft. Great pilot , friendly , professional and attentive.