Aug 31 & Sep 1

Birdsville RACES TOURS 2016

Kangaroo Bus Lines Adventure 2016
Tour type Coach
Contact name Andrea Burgess
Departing 31 August 2016
Departing from Burpengary & Brisbane (via Toowoomba & Charleville)
Returning 5 September 2016

Jump on board we’re heading back to Birdsville!
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime as we travel out the legendary Birdsville Races. Experience outback hospitality at its best with the Kangaroo Bus Lines crew on our 6 day tour to this iconic event. Our unique camping safari experience includes luxury return coach travel, twin share tent accommodation, souvenir Birdsville Races medallions and home-cooked cuisine. Family owned and operated, Kangaroo Bus Lines prides itself on providing our customers with an unforgettable outback experience. Call today for a brochure!
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Travel West 2016 Birdsville Races
Tour type Aircraft
Contact name Graham and Debbie Reid
Departing TBA
Departing from Brisbane
Returning TBA

The perfect weekend escape encompassing aircraft travel to Birdsville, ground transfers, and a visit to the famous Birdsville Races. Guests will overnight in Longreach and visit to the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame.
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Boomerang Adventures - Birdsville Races 2016
Tour type Passenger 4WD tour or tag-a-long tour
Contact name Ian Rockwell
Departing 29 August 2016
Departing from Sydney, NSW
Returning 9 September 2016

Enjoy the flexibility and comfort of a small group 4WD tour. Come with us and see the real Outback and it's people. This amazing tour takes in all the excitement of the Birdsville Races. We also attend the street party in Quiplie and the International Yabbie Races in Windorah.
After all the racing is over, we head to Bourke and Wills country for a couple of nights in Innamincka. Call or email now for our full itinerary or visit our website below. I really hope to meet you this year for the trip of your lifetime.
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Adventure Australia Treks & Tours
Tour type Small Group 4WD Passenger Tour
Contact Mark & Tracey Josselyn
Departing 29 August 2016
Departing from Cairns/Townsville
Returning 7 September

10 Day (9 night tour) - includes meals, accommodation, entry fees.  Along the way we will visit Emerald, Longreach (Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum,) Windorah, Birdsville (2 days at the races + Big Red Sunet,) Boulia, Julia Creek and back to Townsville.  Please contact us for more information.
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Reef 'n' Outback
Tour type Air
Contact Donna
Departing September 2016
Departing from Gold Coast
Returning September 2016

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Vortex Air "Australian Air Tours
Tour type Air Charter
Contact Saige O'Brien
Departing On request
Departing from Melbourne, VIC
Returning On request

Enjoy your very own private aircraft to Australia's greatest outback horse race. Flexible, comfortable and convenient; there really is no other way to get to the races this year. For all enquires contact our friendly staff today.
Vortex Air will also be offering joyflights in Birdsville over the weekend.
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Kirkhope Aviation
Tour type Air Charter
Departing On request
Departing from Melbourne VIC
Returning On request
   Kirkhope Aviation can provide a number of options to the Birdsville Races, flying from Melbourne in Navajo/Chieftain piston twin engine aircraft or twin turbine (prop jet) pressurised Super KingAir aircraft as below:
1. A standard tour of 3 days including an overnight at Innamincka on the Friday, a full day at Birdsville races on Saturday and then return to Melbourne departing late morning on the Sunday
2. A quick 2 day s by flying  in the Super KingAir on Saturday morning direct to Birdsville arriving around 11am in time to get to the races. Return to Melbourne on Sunday arriving 6pm.
3. A Bespoke trip of your choice….you name the aircraft and the number of days/destinations
Accommodation would be in your own tents or tents supplied at Birdsville.
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Road Runner Leisure Tours
Tour type Coach/Camping/Cabin Safari
Contact Kevin Deaves
Departing 28 August 2016
Departing from Wyong, NSW
Returning 7 October 2016

Welcome to our 41 day safari to the world famous 'Birdsville Races.'  Sit back and relax aboard our luxury touring couch staying at either tents or cabins when available.  We do the same itinerary travelling through the same towns for two years and then change.  Each year we have a number of return passengers who join us again because of who we are and our new itineraries.  This year we travel via Byron Bay to Birdsville then onto Boulia and the Plenty Highway to Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, Uluru and the Olgas.  Cross the Great Central Highway to Leonora to Kalbarri and Monkey Mia right through to the middle of the wildflower season.  Back down to Perth 4 nights to Albany, Esperence, Kalgoorlie and across the Nullabor.  This tour can be as long or short as you want, just let us know where you would like to join or depart and we will work a price for you

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Birdsville Race Tours
Tour type Coach/Camping
Contact Mick Hanslow
Departing 30 August 2016
Departing from Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads, Brisbane and pick up enroute
Returning  5 September 2016

This year marks the 25th time Mick will head up a coach and lead you on a week long adventure into the outback to the iconic Birdsville races. On top of the races you'll see plenty of sights along the way and we'll get you there and back in record time.
Accommodation and meals are fully covered and all you need to worry about is what to pack, and how early to book (early is the answer).

A full 7 day tour inclusive of accommodation and meals

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Discovery Coaches
Tour type Coach Tour (8 days)
Departing Wednesday 31st August 2016 & returning Wednesday 7th September 2016
Departing from Toowoomba & Surrounding Regions (By arrangement)

BIRDSVILLE here we come. Join our experienced drivers & hostess for the perfect Discovery at the Famous Birdsville Races on board our luxurious coach. Call today for your brochure!
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Australian Air Holidays
Tour type Air Safari
Departing Brisbane & Melbourne

AAH will fly direct from Brisbane or Melbourne to Birdsville, by private charter Fokker 50 (46 passenger) twin turbo propeller aircraft. Transfer by coach to the Birdsville Race Course where you will enjoy the spectacle from the clear fronted OBE Organic Marquee with full views of the Racetrack. In the marquee you will be served gourmet food featuring OBE organic produce, beer, wine and champagne. Receive a complimentary race book, hear live entertainment and experience the colour, characters and excitement of the races! This is certainly the most stylish and seamless way to do this Australian ‘bucket list’ experience. Dress code for the Marquee is smart casual. Perhaps get a group of friends together and take advantage of our ‘friends travel together’ discount.
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Gold Class Adventures
Tour type 4WD tagalong tour and small group 4WD passenger tour
Departing TBC
Returning TBC

This tour takes in the best parts of Western QLD, Outback South Australia and Western NSW.  We experience bush poetry in Burke, the International Yabbie races in Windorah, Quilpie Street Party and of course the race that stops the Outback.  After checking out the edge of the Simpson Desert we head back east through Innamincka, Cameron Corner and Tibooburra.  Experience Australia's true Outback in luxury
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Tour type Exclusive Outback Pubs / Birdsville Races Tour
Departing Monday 29 August 2016 from Sunshine Coast / Gympie
Returning Friday 9 September 2016

Experience Birdsville Races & visit numerous iconic Outback Pubs with KARRABEE Bus + Coach this September.

Enjoy the exclusive comfort of a small group in an air-conditioned comfort as you visit Australia’s real Outback and it’s people. The highlight of the tour is that we experience some of Australia’s best Historic Outback Pubs, with all accommodation and most meals supplied. 

The 12 day tour will include Glengallen Homestead, iconic mud baths, the International Yabby Races at Windorah, the Musical Fence at Winton, Sunset cruise on the Long Reach of the Thompson River, a traditional stockman's dinner with bush poetry and Starlights Spectacular sound and light show in Longreach, The Australian Stockman’s Hall Of Fame at Longreach, Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine and a stop over at 'Bonus Downs Farmstay' and a keepsake photo book of your tour.  

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Sonshine Travel & Go Oz Tours
Tour type Coach
Contact Dennis or Sandra
Departing 31st August 2016 – Departing from Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast & Brisbane
Returning 5th September 2016

Experience the Outback and Birdsville Races with our friendly professional staff. We are a small family business that have been operating tours throughout Australia for 29 years. Your tour includes Return transfers in our Air Conditioned seat belted coach, Safari style tent accommodation, most meals, souvenir Birdsville Races medallion for daily admissions to the race track and evening entertainment. Email or call us for our brochure
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Oz Outback AdventureTours
Tour type

1) Personalised, all inclusive extended 10 Day Birdsville Races & Outback Tour with return flight to Brisbane

2) Personalised, all inclusive 14 day Birdsville Races & Outback tour returning to Brisbane/Gold Coast

Contact Harry & Kylie
Departing Gold Coast/Brisbane Sunday 30th August 2015
Returning 10 Day Tour returns 8th September / 14 Day Tour returns 12th September 2015

Welcome to our exciting Birdsville Races & Outback Tour. The 2015 tour has been designed to give you a true Outback experience offering two options. (10 day & 14 day)

Your tour will give you the opportunity to see and experience so much of what makes Australia such a wonderful country. The iconic Birdsville Races is certainly a “bucket list” must do and your tour includes 2 day race entry, souvenir race medallion and race book, and the race cocktail party. We also attend the famous Fred Brophy Boxing Tent, the Birdsville Bakery, and of course the Birdsville Pub. Along the journey to Birdsville you will encounter some fantastic Outback hospitality and join in the festivities in the Outback towns of Quilpie and Windorah. This tour is “all Inclusive” which includes all accommodation, all meals, all race entry, entry to Fred Brophy Tent, extra tours (Outback Mail Run, Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Waltzing Matilda Centre etc) plus more!

Please call or email us for more details and to secure your spot on this epic trip or visit our website below for full itinerary.

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The Birdsville Race Club provides this listing of tours for the benefit of visitors to the races. The club would like to confirm it bears no association with any of the companies listed and any dealings between individuals and the listed tours are done so at the risk of the individuals or tours involved.