Birdsville Races Express Coach Tour from Sydney


THU 4 SEP 14 – MON 8 SEP 14

There are 2 tours departing Canberra and Sydney! 

The first race meeting was held in 1882 as an event for hack and stock horses with a few local spectators. The carnival now includes a 12-race program and prize money in excess of $110 000. The XXXX Gold Birdsville Cup is a much sought after trophy and is famous throughout the world. Situated three kilometres to the South East of the town the track itself is on a claypan alongside the sand dunes.




DAY 1: 
HOME TO BIRDSVILLE: THURSDAY 04 SEPTEMBER 2014 

Welcome to our 4 day tour to the world famous “Birdsville Races”. Sit back and relax aboard our luxury touring coach. We will be travelling day and night on the coach with convenience stops and meal breaks along the way. It will be long travelling to get there but once we arrive the atmosphere will be all worth it! 
We travel through many of Australia’s remote townships including Nyngan, Bourke and Cunnamulla arriving midmorning on Friday to unpack and setup camp for the next 2 nights.
(Meals at own expense) The Jolly Swagman Tent City 

DAY 02:
BIRDSVILLE RACES: FRIDAY 05 SEPTEMBER 2014 

Arriving mid-morning we have time to unpack and setup camp. We now have time to discover Birdsville. Situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert & just 14 Kms from the South Australian border it is rich in Australian folklore and home to Aussie icons like the Birdsville pub and Birdsville Track. The pub dates back to 1884 with views of the vast Simpson Desert sand dunes. Why not have a drink while here and don’t forget to ask how the Green Lizard Bar got its name. We may like to check out Wolfgang John’s Blue Poles Art Gallery. Don’t forget your black tie or hat for the races because it’s time to saddle up and head for the races. At the conclusion of the race meet our coach will transfer us back to the campsite where the night is ours to mix with locals and other visitors alike and enjoy the atmosphere of this iconic outback event.
(Meals at own expense) The Jolly Swagman Tent City 

DAY 03:
BIRDSVILLE RACES: SATURDAY 06 SEPTEMBER 2014 

And there off!!!! Today is Cup day. We have all day at the Birdsville races experiencing the thrill of the races as well as the on track entertainment. We can make a time to meet back up hopefully after a win and to share stories of our eventful day.
(Meals at own expense) The Jolly Swagman Tent City 



DAY 04:
BIRDSVILLE TO HOME: SUNDAY 07 SEPTEMBER 2014 

After packing up the campsite we retrace our steps back home. Once again it will be a night and day journey with plenty of time to sleep on the coach after our very eventful Birdsville races!! 




DAY 5:
HOME: MONDAY 08 SEPTEMBER 2014 

We arrive home midmorning with many memories of our 5 day holiday in Outback Queensland. 

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times/days of some attractions, e.g. churches, wineries etc. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures, inclement weather etc.