Birdsville Track Travel Tips
Where to stay & eat along the Birdsville Track
The Birdsville Track Travel Tips section provides you with information to plan and enjoy your trip along the famous track.
The 517km route between Marree and Birdsville takes you to remote
Outback country, travellers need to be fairly self-sufficient on this
Mungerannie Roadhouse - about half-way along the track
A few bush camp sites and the Mungeranie roadhouse is what you
find along the way. So make sure you stock up with water and your
favourite food before you leave Birdsville or Marree.
Facilities along the Birdsville Track
Facilities listed here on this page start at the southern end of the track.
- Marree has a good choice of places to stay and get something to eat. There is a roadhouse, the hotel and two caravan parks. More details on the Oodnadatta Track travel tips page.
Cabins at the Oasis Caravan Park in Marree
- Clayton Station Campsite is about 53km north
of Marree. Shady trees, toilet/shower facilities, wood fire BBQ (bring
your own wood) and even an artesian spa wait for campers.
Clayton's latest addition are 2 luxury self-contained units with 2
bedrooms each. Clayton also offers a 5 day trail ride adventure on their
working cattle station. Phone: 08 8675 8311
- Coolibah Camp at Dulkaninna Station is about 83km from Marree. Facilities include shower/toilet and a camp kitchen
Phone: Daryl Bell 08 8675 8307
- Official campsite at Cooper Creek with toilet & drinking water. Camping is permitted within 1km of the toilet.
Well, there are certainly more spots that invite to camp within the wide
bed of Cooper Creek, without any facilities. However, be sure you have updated weather reports
as water could surprise you at night! Be careful.
Mungerannie hotel and roadhouse
- Mungeranie Roadhouse is 202km north of
Marree. The roadhouse has an unique, inviting bush pub that serves warm
meals and ice cold beer. Of course, you also can get other cold
beverages here :). Unleaded fuel & diesel available, as well as
minor car repairs and tyres.
Jeez, we really had to use their service after a tyre blew off on the
track! It is a scary feeling to drive on the stony Birdsville Track
knowing that you don't have a spare tyre any more. But that's adventure!
Mungeranie has basic cabin style accommodation, some with shared bathrooms.
The best way to spend the night is on the campground which is close to a
permanent waterhole fed by an artesian bore, proudly called the Derwent
River. It is hard to believe to see the water, bushes, and the rich
bird life after you came along the dusty track. Ph: 08 8675 8317
- Tippipila Bush Camp is about 134km north of Mungeranie. A toilet and a basin with bore water, that's it. Only 180 km
to go to Birdsville!
Mungerannie wetlands - would you expect this on the dusty track?
Finally you arrive in Birdsville
The little town just across the border in Queensland offers everything travellers need on their long trip into the Outback.
- The Birdsville Caravan Park, 1 Florence
Street, has a wide area for campers & caravanners to stay in a
lovely spot next to the billabong. There are also serviced units and
deluxe cabins to rent. Relax at their coffee shop after a hard day
exploring the town.
Ph: 07 4656 3214
- The famous Birdsville Hotel Ph: 07 4656 3244,
Adelaide Street, no visit to the town is complete without having at
least a drink in the famous old pub. The hotel offers motel-style
accommodation at the back. Lunch and dinner are served in the "Green
Lizard Bar" every day.
- You won't miss the Birdsville bakery with the
huge letters on its tin roof. Fresh bread, pies and other goodies, as
well as pizza & pastas in the evening are available. The bakery is licensed, so you get a beer there.
Ph: 07 4656 4697
- Wirrarri Information Centre, Ph: 07-4656 3300, Burt
Street, has a library and internet cafe. Here you get the latest road
conditions and general tourism info.
- Other services include a small clinic, 2 fuel stations wit store and car repair service, post office
Caravan Park in Birdsville
During the first weekend in September the town explodes from usually 100 to 5000 people. The Birdsville races
make this possible. Don't miss the article about this famous bush event, there's a link below.
Please be aware that neither the hotel nor the caravan park take reservations for this busy
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