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Birdsville Track Photos

A photo journey along the famous track


Join me on an amazing Outback journey - these Birdsville Track photos where taken during my trip along the track a few years ago. I hope you enjoy these pictures of stunning Outback scenery & they make you want to travel along the iconic track.

hut at sunset
Outback sunset in Marree

It is hard to capture the thrill of driving this great Outback road on a few pictures, but I am sure you will get the idea.

hotel and old truck
Marree Hotel & Tom Kruse's truck
The tiny township Marree is the starting point of both the Birdsville and the Oodnadatta Track. The town itself is worth a visit with lots of history to discover.

dog fence in the outback
The famous dog fence
The dog fence, or dingo fence, is approx. 5400 km kilometres long and was built to protect sheep from the native dingoes. So you will find cattle country on one side of the fence, and sheep country on the other.

outback pub
Pub & Mungerannie roadhouse
Mungerannie Hotel is the only place along the Birdsville Track to get a cold beer, a nice meal, and a hot shower. They also offer fuel, spare tyres and minor repairs for your car.

desert after rain
Sturt Stony Desert
Sturt Stony Desert is one of the smaller deserts in Australia. Red gibber (pebbles) plains covered with meagre saltbush as far as you can see. After rain you'll see some grass and scrubs. It's then when the land along the Birdsville Track is called the best cattle country in Australia.

water channel in the desert
Moongarra Channel
Moongarra Channel - What a difference water makes! This is a perfect place for bird-watching. Yes, we're still on the Birdsville Track but this is truly a different sight.

town in the distance
Arriving in Birdsville
After 517km of amazing scenery and perhaps some boring stretches you reach the end of the track but not the end of your adventure. It is a long way from here to anywhere!

ruin and a tree
Lake Harry
The Lake Harry ruin is the stunning reminder of a former date palm plantation. Hard to believe that someone even tried to grow palm trees out there. I am not sure if this is the truth, but I read somewhere that the trees did well, only the lack of bees to pollinate them made the project a failure.

cattle on a waterhole
Cattle Country
Believe it or not, the harsh land along the Birdsville Track is considered to be good cattle country.

artesian pool
Mungerannie wetlands
The Mungerannie wetlands just behind the hotel is a true oasis. A flowing bore created the billabong called Derwent river. Shady trees, and even a spa let you forget the dust and stones of the track.

a lonely tree in the desert
Sturt Stony Desert

advertising sign in the desert
Approaching Birdsville
Would you believe that the road sign offers a cool drink? Now you know Birdsville is coming closer. As far as I remember it was only 30 km to go.

diamantina billabong
Birdsville Billabong
The billabong stretches right behind the caravan park. It is heaven for birds and a great spor for watching sunsets.

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