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Outback Pubs Tour BIRDSVILLE RACES September 2022 – Limited seats remain

29 August, 2022
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Availability : 29 Aug - 10 September 2022
Min Age : 18
Max People : 40

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Tour Details

Tick Birdsville Races off your Bucket List this September

The Birdsville Outback Pubs Tour is on for 2022 – woohoo!.  Are you coming?

Enjoy the exclusive company of a private travel group in air-conditioned comfort as you visit Australia’s real Outback and it’s people.  Experience a 13 day personalised tour across the Queensland Outback to include the Birdsville Races.  Go where the dust never settles, deep into the heart of Australia through the rich Channel Country to see the magnificant scenery,  enjoy gourmet outback food, and be welcomed by outstanding cultural tourism experts.  You will travel 4,000 km and visit numerous iconic Outback Pubs with KARRABEE TOURS during a jam packed tour experience. Highlights of the tour can be found below with a full itinerary.


It has been a wonderful experience. Karrabee managers Julie and her staff have certainly put together a wonderful trip where excitement along the way had been added to make it full of life. Every day was different so full of adventure. Will certainly have many happy memories and photos of our trip, Recommendation will certainly be given to people to have a trip of a lifetime.    – Dawn

A very big thank you to Julie and Vicki for your thoughtfulness and kindness in looking after each on e of us as individuals and to Frank, our most capable, experienced drive, he made us feel safe and relaxed at all times.  – Debbie

Will remember this trip for a long time. So glad we had the opportunity to join this tour. Would travel with Karrabee again without a doubt. D 

Great tour – would highly recommend – great value, great hosts good company and great meals.  – Denise

A once in a lifetime experience with the trip and organised Tourist Attractions. Will certainly recommend to friends. 

Departure & Return Location

Amamoor, Queensland 4570

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Price Includes

  • All Accommodation
  • All breakfasts, all dinners and lunches excluding Saturday Race Day and Longreach
  • Fully Escorted Tour with personal guide
  • Entrance Fees (except Birdsville Races optional extras)
  • All bus travel including short tours
  • TOUR CONDITIONS Karrabee Bus & Coach will not accept responsibility for injury, illness and misadventure, 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.


  • Visit Jimbour House Gardens
  • View Iconic Mud Baths in Eulo
  • See the Solar Power Dishes at Windorah
  • Experience the International Yabby Races at Windorah
  • Experience a “Long Drop” & play cricket at Betoota
  • Admission to the Saturday Birdsville Races
  • Dine under a million stars on the banks on the billabong at Birdsville
  • Sunset tour, drinks & nibbles overlooking the Simpson Desert
  • Experience the Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton
  • Dine at North Gregory Hotel with a slow cooked Gidgee Roast
  • Play the Musical Fence
  • Visit the Age of the Dinosaurs at Winton
  • Private movie screening at the Winton Royal Open Air Theatre
  • Starlight's Cruise Experience on the Thompson River & Stockman’s Dinner, Longreach
  • Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show
  • Luminescent Longreach Sound & Light Show at Qantas Founders Museum
  • Visit the Station Store, a fantastic emporium of outback gifts
  • Stay at the famous Hotel Corones in Charleville
  • Stand under the Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine
  • Bathe in the Great Artesian Spa Baths at Mitchell
  • Learn about the largest cattle sale yard in the southern hemisphere
  • An amazing degustation celebration at Longreach
  • Enjoy your keepsake photo book

Optional Extras

  • Some prices are not availalbe at this time and *Pricing may vary slightly on marked items
  • AIRPORT PICK UP + RETURN (Sunshine Coast $100 / Brisbane Domestic $130)
  • Birdsville Races upgrade for Friday & Medallian TBA
  • Birdsville Races Trackside Marquee / Food and Beverage Package $TBA
  • FLIGHT over Big Red + Diamanta River 30 Min $TBA
  • FLIGHT over the Channel Country + Goyder Lagoon 1 hr $TBA
  • FLIGHT over Lake Eyre North + Warbutton Inlet 3.3hrs $TBA
  • Helicopter on Race day from Birdsville Pub to Birdsville Races $TBA
  • Accom upgrade Hotel Corones with Champagne Baths $130 double
  • Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame $32
  • Nogo Working Station Tour Longreach $120
  • Cobb & Co Stage Coach Tour / Gallop, Longreach $120
  • Quantas Founders Museum, Longreach $30
  • Flight over Longreach $TBA
  • Qantas 747 Wing Walk Tour $70
  • Cosmos Centre Charleville $35
  • Min Min Encounter Boulia $20
Map - ***NOTE The route on Google maps shows incorrectly when local roads are flooded. Please see itinerary.


Day 1 - Monday 29th August 2022Amamoor – Goondiwindi

The tour departs Amamoor at 7am with a visit to Jimbour House to view the beautiful gardens. Lunch is at the Russell Hotel Dalby. The tour visits the Silo Art at Yelarbon.  Accommodation is at O’Shea’s Royal Hotel & Dining at the famous Victoria Hotel in Goondiwindi.

Day 2 - Tuesday 30th August 2022Goondiwindi – Cunnamulla

This day starts by travelling to the iconic Nindigully Pub with morning tea on the banks of the Moonie.  Travelling through Thallon we view the Silo Art and then travel to Bollon for lunch. Accommodation is at Warrego Hotel and we celebrate together with Reef, Beef and Booze on the banks of the Warrego River.

Day 3 - Wednesday 31st August 2022Cunnamulla – Windorah

Travelling west we stop to view the Mud Baths at Eulo. No trip west is complete without a stop at the memorable Toompine Pub The pub with no town’ population of two. Lunch is at Quilpie Heritage Inn. As we enter Windorah we view the Solar Power Station that saves the town 100,000 litres of diesel fuel per year. Entertainment on this night is Windorah’ s iconic International Yabby Races at Western Star Hotel.  This quaint town swells from 115 to a couple of thousand as everyone is now on the road to Birdsville Races. Accommodation is at the “Windorah Hilton”.

Day 4 - Thursday 1st September 2022Windorah - Birdsville

The excitement and anticipation continues to build as we head to Betoota Pub closed in 1996 and now reopened.  We play a quick game of cricket & have lunch. The tour arrives in Birdsville in time for a cold beer and a yarn with a local at the famous Birdsville Pub which is a stones throw from Tent City were we accommodate for the next three nights and wine and dine under the stars.  

Day 5 - Friday 2nd September 2022Birdsville

While touring the town of Birdsville view the Historic Outback homes, the Birdsville School, the Cemetery, & the Old Royal Hotel. Options include various flights over Lake Eyre or Birdsville and experiencing a ‘Sunset Tour’ with champagne and nibbles overlooking the stunning Simpson Desert at sundown. Visit the famous Birdsville Hotel and the Birdsville Bakery and take a peek at Fred Brohpy’s Boxing Troupe for great entertainment.

Day 6 - Saturday 3rd September 2022Birdsville

Put on your hats, dress to impress & place your bets….. And why not fly by Helicopter in style from the Birdsville Pub to the Races.  IT’S RACE DAY! This evening we have drinks and nibbles down on the Birdsville Billabong to celebrate the day.


Day 7 - Sunday 4th September 2022Birdsville - Boulia

After a memorable weekend at the Birdsville Races we head north stopping at the Shoe Tree and then continue to Bedourie Hotel followed by a picnic lunch and you can wash the dust off at the Bedourie Heated Pool. The accommodation and dinner tonight is at Australian Hotel in Boulia

Day 8 - Monday 5th September 2022Boulia - Winton

If a picture can say a thousand words, your travel on this day is in the scenery you see on this day.  The skies are big and the rock formations are brillant.  We will travel through the amazing Cawnpore Ranges and call at the famous Middleton Hotel.  The visit to Winton includes with  Age of the Dinosaurs and the new March of the Titanosaurs exhibition.  Time is set aside to visit the Waltzing Matilda Centre, which was burnt down in 2015 and has been rebuilt as a magnificent architectural statement. Accommodation is at the Art Deco 1955 North Gregory Hotel.  We will all get together in the beer garden to be treated to a viewing of Banjo’s Theatre of Fire and the evening meal is a Gidgee Roast slow cooked over 100 year old hot coals. You might also like to indulge in the Hydrotherapy Spa and if we are lucky the Royal Open Air Theatre may  open for our touring party.  Watch out for movie stars because shows such as Mystery Road were shot in the Winton region.

Day 9 + Day 10 - Tuesday 6th + Wed 7th September 2022Winton – Longreach

Longreach is the tourism centre for Outback Queensland so we have a  2-day stop over. You can opt to experience Nogo Station to view a working cattle and sheep station and shearing demonstration and travel safari style in a double decker bus. There’s options to visit the Stockman’s Hall Of Fame, the School of the Air and the Qantas Outback Founders Museum. Complete Tuesday with a relaxing evening on the Starlights’ Cruise Experience on the Long-Reach of the Thompson River followed by a camp oven dinner. We visit the Station Store, a fantastic emporium of outback products, gifts & souvenirs. Also on offer as an option is the amazing Cobb & Co Stage Coach Ride on the 30,000 acre Common.   We all get together to watch the Harry Redford Old Time Tent Show.  Accommodation for 2 nights is at Saltbush Retreat. On Wednesday evening we view the Luminescent Longreach Show at the Qantas Founders Museum followed by a Outback Degustation poolside.  

Day 11 - Thursday 8th September 2022Longreach - Charleville

Breakfast is at the Wellshot Hotel at Ilfracombe, then we travel to Barcaldine to see the Tree of Knowledge before lunch at The Lodge on Hawthorne in Blackall. The tour visits the quaint little town of Tambo which is world-renowned for the Tambo Teddies. We then visit Augathella’s Ellangowan Hotel before travelling to Charleville for the night with accommodation and dinner at the incredible Corones Hotel. There is also an option to visit the Cosmos Centre while in Charleville.

Day 12 - Friday 9th September 2022Charleville – Roma

Breakfast on this day is at the WWII Secret Base.  We then travel on to Morvan for some retail therapy at Gidgee Smith Bags.  Lunch is at Mitchell where we relax in the waters of the Great Artesian Spa. We travel on to Roma where we dine at Royal on Ninety-Nine.

Day 13 - Saturday 10th September 2022Roma – Amamoor

The tour will visit the Roma Sale Yards, which is the biggest sale yards in Australia and travel on to lunch at Club Hotel in Chinchilla. We then travel through the South Burnett on our homeward journey.

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