Droving cattle on Clayton Station, the Birdsville Track in Outback South Australia

Droving cattle on Clayton Station, the Birdsville Track in Outback South Australia

Birdsville Track, South Australia. / Stretching 520km (323miles) from Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, one of the best known and loneliest roads in Australia. /  You need to travel well prepared for all sorts of contingencies!. / As always when travelling in the Outback you should advise someone of details of your trip and a rough time of expected arrival.

Birdsville Track, South Australia. / Stretching 520km (323miles) from Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, one of the best known and loneliest roads in Australia. / You need to travel well prepared for all sorts of contingencies!. / As always when travelling in the Outback you should advise someone of details of your trip and a rough time of expected arrival.

Birdsville Hotel, Queensland | CaravanCampingOz.com

Birdsville Hotel, Queensland | CaravanCampingOz.com

Modern signage for the Birdsville Track.

Fancy a Sunday drive? The Birdsville Track

Simpson Desert, Gun Barrel Hway, Birdsville Track, Googs Track Aug 2012

Simpson Desert, Gun Barrel Hway, Birdsville Track, Googs Track Aug 2012

Flooding on the Birdsville side of Big Red & Little Red June 2010 - YouTube

Flooding on the Birdsville side of Big Red & Little Red June 2010

Big Red Birdsville

The first of dunes in the Simpson Desert, and standing at 30 metres in height, Big Red is an impressive sand dune and regularly provides a challenge for four wheel drive enthusiasts.

Birdsville Track - Outback - Australia - YouTube

The Mailman of the Outback is one of six original tracks on my Mailman of the Outback CD. It tells the story of Tom Kruse MBE who featured in the film .

Tom Kruse - The Birdsville Track Mailman

Tom Kruse - The Birdsville Track Mailman

The Birdsville Track - stretching 520km (323miles) from Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, one of the best known and loneliest roads in Australia.

Birdsville Track, Northern Territory the Red Centre of Australia, Central Queensland Site Services

or a town with seventy residents (on a good day), Birdsville is remarkably well known – the Birdsville Track, the rodeo, the pub, the infamous races.  With its ruggedness, inaccessibility and larrikin charm, this small town on the edge of the Simpson Desert has become a symbol of the great Australian outback. What is it about Birdsville that has made it stand so large in our legends?  And what's it like to live there amongst the floods and the heat and the dust storms?

or a town with seventy residents (on a good day), Birdsville is remarkably well known – the Birdsville Track, the rodeo, the pub, the infamous races. With its ruggedness, inaccessibility and larrikin charm, this small town on the edge of the Simpson Desert has become a symbol of the great Australian outback. What is it about Birdsville that has made it stand so large in our legends? And what's it like to live there amongst the floods and the heat and the dust storms?

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