The Outback Loop is getting races ready!

Following the rockin' success of the Big Red Bash 2016...


Righto! We’ve warmed up with over 5,000 visitors in Birdsville for the 2016 Big Red Bash. Congratulations to Greg Donovan and his team for another outstanding event. Now it’s time to get races ready!

Leading in to Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the Outback Loop. Kick start your racing adventure with the Innamincka Races and Gymkhana, 27-28 August. This is a traditional bush race meet eagerly supported by distant neighbours and lively travellers.

Join racegoers from across Australia for the annual Birdsville Races, 2-3 September! Yet again, our town swells to well over 5,000 as revellers celebrate quality thoroughbred racing and classic outback entertainment.

Find out more about the Birdsville racing program here.

You can continue your outback racing adventure with the Bedourie Races, 9-10 September. Arrive in time for the Friday night Rodeo for bull-riding and team roping action!

Innamincka Races

The Innamincka Hotel will get your party started with the gorgeous Victoria Edwards. Time your travels and catch Victoria with special guest Isaac Collins Kennedy to fire up or wind down your Innamincka Races weekend. Find out more.

Birdsville Races

Birdsville’s population will swell from 100 to over 5,000 for the 2016 Birdsville Races. To find out more about events at the hotel and trackside, click here.

Safe Travelling

Along the Outback Loop, road conditions can vary with the season and with weather conditions. Generally the roads are safe, wide, dusty desert highways and are well maintained by South Australian and Queensland government road crews. Desert tracks are all single lane, designated tracks.

For journey preparation tips and up-to-date information about road conditions, click here.


Main Tracks


Awesome Pubs

2 Tracks + 2 Pubs = 1 Experience

The Innamincka Hotel and the Birdsville Hotel are linked in outback history by two stock routes that opened the Channel Country to the south. Today those stock routes are known as the Birdsville and Strzelecki tracks.