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Outback Pubs Tour BIG RED BASH 2021

29 June, 2021
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11 days
Availability : 29 June - 11th July 2021
Min Age : 18
Max People : 40

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Tour Details 2021


We were disapointed as many of you were that the BRB among many other events across Australia were cancelled due to COVID-19.  The BRB team made an early call are are already planning the 2021 event – as are we!

Experience an 11 day personalised tour to the BIG RED BASH – the world’s most remote music festival.  We take you on an 11 day tour across Outback Queensland & visit numerous iconic Outback Pubs with our OUTBACK PUBS TOUR. Enjoy the exclusive company of a personal group in air-conditioned comfort as you visit Australia’s real Outback and it’s people. Highlights of the tour can be found below with a full itinerary.

Tickets to the Big Red Bash sold out 9 months BEFORE the event – wow! We are very honoured to have tickets for our OUTBACK PUBS BIG RED BASH TOUR. Jump on board quickly. 


RAINBOW RUN – Would you get dolled up for the Bashville Drags? There’s a whole lot more to the Bash than the headliners, and sometimes the Bashers become the stars of the show 😄
The Bashville Drags has become a Big Red Bash institution. Inspired by the classic Aussie film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, legions of leggy racers dash down the dune dressed in their very best, sequins, bikinis and sometimes not much more! All funds raised go to the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service.
So have a think about your Drags outfit, and if you don’t feel like dressing up, come along and enjoy the spectacle!

Departure & Return Location

Amamoor, Queensland 4570

Departure Time


Price Includes

  • Big Red Bash Tickets
  • Entry into attractions during 11 days
  • All Accommodation
  • All Meals (except lunches at the BRB)
  • Fully Escorted Tour with personal guide
  • All bus travel including short tours
  • TOUR CONDITIONS Karrabee Bus & Coach will not accept responsibility for injury, illness and miss adventure, loss of goods or possessions or cancellations. Karrabee recommends that you take out travel insurance. Please note—The Itinerary may change because of weather, road conditions, or other factors over which Karrabee has no control.


  • 3 days at the Worlds most remote music festival
  • Dine under a million stars at Big Red
  • Experience the Waltzing Matilda Centre
  • Visit the Age of Dinosaurs at Winton
  • Private movie screening at the Winton Royal Open Air Theatre
  • Starlight's Sunset Cruise & Spectacular Sound and Light Show, Stockman's Dinner
  • Harry Redford 'Old Time Tent Show'
  • Visit the Station Store a fantastic emporium of outback gifts + souvenirs
  • Stockman's Show, Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, Longreach
  • Take a tour of the famous Corones Hotel
  • Stand under the Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine
  • Bathe in the Great Artesian Spa Baths at Mitchell
  • Experience 'Bonus Downs Farmstead' 106 year old Homestead
  • Enjoy your personal keepsake photo book

Optional Extras

  • AIRPORT PICK UP + RETURN (Sunshine Coast $TBA / Brisbane Domestic $TBA)
  • FLIGHT over Longreach $TBA
  • Camden Park Station Tour $TBA
  • Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame $TBA
  • Nogo Working Station Tour Longreach $TBA
  • Cobb & Co Stage Coach Tour / Gallop, Longreach $TBA
  • Quantas Founders Museum, Longreach $TBA
Map - ***NOTE The route on Google maps shows incorrectly when local roads are flooded. Please see itinerary.


Day 1 - Tuesday 29th June 2021Amamoor – Bonus Downs, Mitchell

The tour departs Amamoor at 7am with morning tea and lunch long the way. We pass through Roma and Mitchell on the way to Bonus Downs Farmstay where our accommodation is in the historic Shearers Quarters Farmstay. Dinner is under a million stars at the Bonus Downs Smokehouse.

Day 2 - Wednesday 30 June 2021Bonus Downs - Charleville

We have a relaxed start with a hearty country breakfast at Bonus Downs and then we relax in the Artesian Water Spa Baths at Mitchell before heading onto Charleville for the night where we dine and stay at the famous Corones Hotel.

Day 3 + 4 - Thursday 1 July + Friday 2 July 2021Charleville - Longreach

First call is the Ellangowan Hotel at Augathella then onto Tambo the home of world-renowned Tambo Teddies. Lunch is at The Lodge at Hawthorne in Blackall then we travel to where we stand under the Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine. It’s a short drive onto Longreach where we stay for 2 days to take in all the attractions.
Options for our 2 days in Longreach include Nogo Station to view a working cattle and sheep station and shearing demonstration, visit the Stockman’s Hall Of Fame and the Qantas Outback Founders Museum. Also on offer is the amazing Cobb & Co Stage Coach Ride on the 30,000 acre Common after watching the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show. An option not to be missed is visiting Camden Park Station, a spectacular Australian outback homestead for afternoon tea.
We complete our 2nd day by relaxing on an evening Sunset Cruise on the Long-Reach of the Thompson River. This is followed by Starlights’ Cruise Experience. We visit the Station Store, a fantastic emporium of outback products, gifts & souvenirs. Accommodation for 2 nights is at award winning Saltbush Retreat in the boutique Slab Huts ’

Day 5 - Saturday 3 July 2021Longreach - Winton

We head up the road to Winton where our visit includes the new Waltzing Matilda Centre which was partly burnt down in 2015, and a tour of Age of the Dinosaurs. We are treated to a private movie screening at the Royal Open Air Theatre. Accommodation is at the Art Deco North Gregory Hotel and the evening meal is at the Tattersalls Hotel.

Day 6 - Sunday 4 July 2021Winton - Boulia

After Breakfast we to the memorable Middleton Hotel where you are given a photo opportunity with the larrikin publican before travelling to the Ruins of the Hamilton Hotel where we have a picnic lunch. We then head into Bouila in time to visit some of the local attractions, art gallery, and see the animals and natural surrounds. The accommodation and dinner tonight is at Australian Hotel in Boulia.

Day 7 - Monday 5 July 2021Boulia - Birdsville - Big Red

Leaving Bouila we head south towards Birdsville via Bedourie Hotel with a picnic lunch. You can wash the dust off at the Bedourie Heated Pool.
The excitement and anticipation builds as we head to Birdsville in time for a cold beer and a yarn with a local at the famous Birdsville Pub.
We then travel a short distance West of Birdsville to BIG RED in the Simpson Desert where we will stay for the 3-day BIG RED BASH – the most remote music festival in Australia! Accommodation for the next 3 nights is in our very own Tent City where we dine under a million stars. All meals are provided for the 3 day event.

Days 8 - 10 Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 + Thursday 8 July 2021BIG RED BASH FOR 3 DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

We spend 3 amazing days and nights at the Big Red Dune, some 35km west of Birdsville on the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert, The Big Red Bash is Australia’s most remote major music festival held over and located in outback Queensland.  Big Red is the last of some 1,100 dunes that travellers encounter when travelling across the Simpson Desert from the west.
The Big Red Bash is the most amazing and unique outback concert experience you’ll ever have.  Set in the Simpson Desert, we don’t have to keep the volume down out here!  So come to the Big Red Bash and enjoy a real sense of outback freedom. Kick back and enjoy the big blue skies by day and the brightest starlit skies by night.  The beautiful natural light and sweeping vistas together with the stunning red dunes are an amazing experience.  Enjoy the outback hospitality and campsite camaraderie, and of course the great music.
ARTISTS – The biggest ever line-up of iconic Aussie rock acts including Paul Kelly , Ian Moss, Tim Finn, John Williamson, Kate Ceberano, Shannon Noll, Dragon, The Radiators, Mi Sex, Wendy Matthews, Thirsty Merc, Marc Gable, Dragon, Glenn Shorrock, Caitlin Shadbolt , Bjorn Again, Steve Balbi, Chocolate Starfish, Ross Wilson, Vika & Linda Bell and more. Collectively the bumper artist line up has won more than 25 ARIA awards and 27 CMAA awards ! Wow.

See you at  Big Red in July 2020 for a true Aussie outback adventure!


Day 11 Friday 10 July Birdsville - fly home

Birdsville – Today we depart Birdsville and fly home over the amazing outback.