2019 – The Birdsville Races – OPEN FOR BOOKINGS! - 7 Days

2019 – The Birdsville Races – OPEN FOR BOOKINGS!

One weekend each September the population of the tiny outback town of Birdsville swells from 300-odd residents to over 6,000 when the annual Birdsville Races take place.  YOU can be a part of that with Girls On Tour in 2019!

GOT Brochure Birdsville Races 2019  Download brochure here.

First held in 1882 as an event for hack and stock horses, the carnival has grown in recent years to a 13-race program boasting prize money of over $200,000 and the priceless Birdsville Cup.

Each year the two days and three nights provides great live entertainment, a cocktail party, Fun Run, Fashions on the Field, Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe, a variety of food vendors and a fantastic atmosphere making it truly, a ‘BUCKET-LIST’ worthy event.

Booking form and conditions Birdsville Races
Download booking form here to book!

Day 1
Tuesday 3 September Brisbane-Charleville-Quilpie

Depart Brisbane with Qantas Link to Charleville, where on arrival you’ll be met by your coach captain and your Girls On Tour escort Sue. Board your luxury coach and head west to Quilpie Meals: (D) Accommodation: Quilpie Motor Inn

Day 2
Wednesday 4 September 2019 Quilpie– Birdsville

After breakfast, join the Birdsville Development Road where we hit the outback where the bitumen ends, and the gravel roads begin. Stop in at the town that was – Betoota, see all that remains - the ruins of the old roadhouse hotel, then continue to Birdsville. On arrival your tented accommodation will be ready for your check in, so don’t worry about having to put up your own tent. Your 2-person tent will include a lined floor, camp stretcher with bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow and 12-volt light. You’ll be staying at the Birdsville Caravan Park, so hot showers and toilets available. Meals: (BLD)

Day 3
Thursday 5 September 2019 Birdsville sights and free day

Enjoy breakfast at Stonestreets Tent City, then climb on board the coach for a short orientation/sightseeing tour of Birdsville and surrounds. On return the rest of the day is free to enjoy as you wish. Freshen up and then get dressed up for The Birdsville Race Club sixth annual RFDS Birdsville Races Cocktail Party. The most glamorous event of race week, the Cocktail Party provides a fantastic opportunity to dress up and experience outback hospitality in style. The evening includes live entertainment, finger foods and one complimentary drink on arrival Meals (BL)

Day 4
Friday 06 September 2019 Birdsville Races

Watch as the small town of Birdsville comes alive with over 8,000 people descending for the legendary Birdsville Racing Carnival. Transfers to and from Birdsville Race Club are available throughout the day for today’s race meeting. There are two days of racing as well as nightly entertainment and a fun-loving crowd at the Birdsville Pub. Chat to the right person this evening and you may be able to pick up some hot tips for tomorrow’s races.


Day 5
Saturday 07 September 2019 Birdsville Races

Breakfast/Brunch will be served at Tent City, then prepare yourself for the races. Enjoy the relaxed and charming outback atmosphere as excitement and merriment builds with music and punters cheering on their favourite horse!

After the last race is run the town will be abuzz with music, dancing, celebrating and commiserating.

Meals: (BLD)

Day 6
Sunday 8 September 2019 Birdsville – Quilpie

After an early breakfast your crew will pack up the Tent City and you'll say farewell to Birdsville, retrace your route back through Windorah and on to Quilpie. Meals: (BLD) Accommodation: Quilpie Motor Inn

Day 7
Monday 9 September 2019 Quilpie – Charleville – Brisbane

This morning after breakfast, visit St Finbarr's Church Quilpe and view the beautiful opal altar and font before heading to Charleville. See the sights around the township of Charleville travelling to Roma for your flight. Meals:(B) Depart Roma 6:25pm - Arrive Brisbane 7:25pm (Qantas Link)

Cost $4,335pp (twin share)

Single supplement hotels only $250pp - limited availability.

Based on a group of 20 travellers.

To book, download and complete the booking form and return it by either post or email along with your deposit to the address shown in our 'Contact Us' details.  Please carefully read the T&C’s on page 2 before completing.

Booking form and conditions Birdsville Races


  • Luxury coach travel throughout
  • Experienced driver / guide and catering crew
  • 2 night’s motel accommodation in Quilpie
  • 4 night’s Stonestreets Tent City accommodation – pre-erected and ready for you
  • Meals = 16 (6 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners)
  • Cocktail Party on arrival in Birdsville (dress code applies)
  • 2-day entry to Birdsville Race Track
  • Birdsville Races Souvenir Medallion


  • Meals other than shown
  • Drinks and other personal items


Where will we sleep?

In Quilpie you will stay in twin share Hotel accommodation unless you pay the upgrade to have single room and in Birdsville you will share a 2-person tent with a lined floor, camp stretcher with bed roll, sleeping bag, pillow and a 12-volt light. Hot showers and toilets are available as you will be staying at the Birdsville Caravan Park.

Do we need to dress up for the races?

Most definitely yes! Fashions on the field is a big part of race day so bring your fascinators!

Trip Facts

  • 7 days
  • $1,000
  • 3rd July 2019
  • Sue McPherson

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