Each year punters from all over Australia flock to the iconic outback town for a jam-packed program of thoroughbred racing, unique outback entertainment and wacky festivities. At days’ end the legendary Birdsville Hotel comes alive as the go-to drinking hole, where the celebrations kick on well into the night.
More than 6000 visitors are expected to roll into town for the two-day, 13-race program, with Birdsville set to come alive with film, comedy, live music, cocktail parties and Fred Brophy’s famous travelling boxing troupe. If you’re game, the famous curried camel and kangaroo and claret pies will be available from the famous Birdsville Bakery.
“2018 marks the 136th year since racing began in Birdsville, and this year’s event will once again present one of the best and most unique Outback experiences this great country has to offer,” said Gary Brook, Vice President, Birdsville Race Club.
“The Birdsville Races are extremely remote in location – and that’s part of what makes them so special. Nothing beats the sight of the horses racing around the bend and kicking up the striking red desert dust each year. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience and something you should in your lifetime, especially if you’re an Aussie.”
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Tickets are on sale now, with two-day racing passes starting from $69.90. It’s a must-do adventure that should be on every tourers’ bucket list. Tick it off this year! Website: www.birdsvilleraces.com