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2019 Birdsville Races Air Package from Brisbane

4-Day Birdsville Races Air Package

Birdsville Races – nothing beats being in Birdsville for the first weekend in September! Join us and fly to the races “In Style” on Thursday 5 September and return on Sunday 8 September 2019. A unique and true outback race meeting! The first race meeting was held in September 1882 as an event for hack and stock horses with a few local spectators but and was largely attended by nearly 150 station owners, managers, stockmen and other employees. The carnival now includes a 13-race program and boasts prize money of $200,000. The 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 clay pan alongside the sand dunes. The track is 2000m in circumference with the longest race, 1600m Birdsville Cup starting in the back straight. All starts are on the course proper with the exception of the 1000m, which starts from a chute. Birdsville is one of four tracks in Queensland that run anti-clockwise! Crowds of over 6000 racegoers celebrate the carnival each year enjoying two days of quality outback racing and three great nights of live entertainment. Other entertainment includes the RFDS Cocktail Party, RFDS Fun Run, Fashions on the Field, Fred Brophy's Boxing Troupe and a variety of food vendors. Great entertainment, class horseracing and premium hospitality makes for a fantastic event in the heart of Australia's outback. Today it is among one of the best events on offer in Outback Queensland, winning many awards over the years. Join us in 2019 and tick this great outback event off your bucket list! Photography from the Birdsville Races courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland/Reichlyn Aguilar, Cathy Finch & Debbie Reid

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Lake Eyre in a Day from Brisbane

Lake Eyre 1-Day Scenic Flight

21 February 2019 - We are not offering our flights at the moment as there is insufficient water in Lake Eyre and the water is just making it's way through Birdsville and heading towards Lake Eyre. We are monitoring the water and if flights proceed they will possibly start early April 2019.  May I direct you to take a look at which was updated earlier this week about the water at Lake Eyre and surrounds. We would dearly love to offer our flights again soon but not until there is plenty to show you. Flights are not operating at present as there is little or no water in Lake Eyre.  Flights will resume when we have some wonderful rain come down the western rivers to Lake Eyre. Email if you would like to go on our mailing list. Join Graham from Brisbane Airport in a Fairchild Metro 23 and he will share his knowledge on the river systems, deserts, & properties along the way. Another highlight of course, is a visit to the iconic Birdsville Hotel. This trip is so much more than just seeing Lake Eyre. As Graham says "it’s not all about the water in Lake Eyre but the journey of the water to Lake Eyre"! This is a fantastic day out and a great taste of the Outback – you’ll love it! [wpdevart_youtube]zUbW1M6X4Ro[/wpdevart_youtube]

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