• Day54

    Birdsville, Queensland

    August 10, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    Birdsville is nestled between the sands of the Simpson Desert and the gibbers of Sturt's Stony Desert. It was initially called Diamantina Crossing when Matthew Flynn built a depot there after crossing the Diamantina River and then renamed Birdsville due to the wildlife in the area. We saw some keen bird watchers taking photographs around Big Red and will be looking up some of the birds we saw on our crossing.
    Curried Camel pies, quandong pies or custard tarts with lemon myrtle are some of the local delicacies made at the bakery. Camel and horse races, the Birdsville Bash, access to the desert and outback experience are some of the draw cards which attract visitors to Birdsville. We were impressed with how attractive and tidy the town was, the generous spacing of buildings, obvious pride and genuine friendly hospitality we experienced.
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