Apr 23 2013

Where are the best outback festivals?

Suggestions for our trip have centred mainly around outback festivals, so I’ve done a bit of research.I’ve compiled a list of all the outback festivals I could find for June and July in the areas we’ll be visiting.

These are:

What

Where

Date

Landsborough Flock Ewe Show

Muttaburra

1 June

Racemeet

Conclurry

2 June

Desert Race

Finke/Alice

8 June

Races

Maranoa

9 June

Royal Gully Galah

Nindigully

9 June

Beanie Festival

Alice

21 June

Campdraft & Gymkhana

Bedourie

30 June

Poddy Dodgers Festival

Croydon

6 July

Bronco Branding & Gymkhana

Windorah

7 July

John Williamson concert

Big Red – Birdsville

8 July

Opal festival

Winton

13 July

Stockmans Challenge

Conclurry

13 July

Camel Race

Bedourie

13 July

Camel Race

Boulia

20 July

Camel Race

Winton

27 July

Obviously we can’t get to all of these. Even if we could be in more than one place at a time, the travel would look something like this:

While I’m working out how to embed the map into this post, click on this link to have a look at what the trip would look like

Not at all practical!!!

I’ll keep working on the list.  In the meantime, if you’ve been to any festivals you recommend, or that you’ve always wanted to go to, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

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