The Outback Loop gets in the Big Red Bash Groove

The Big Red Bash 2016

Australian rock icons, Jimmy Barnes and Paul Kelly headline the 2016 Birdsville Big Red Bash, an outback three-day desert music festival on July 4-6, staged at the famous Big Red sand dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert outside Birdsville in Queensland.

Find out more about their huge line up and camping at Big Red.

On your way to Birdsville

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 from 30 June to 2 July. Find out more.

At the Bash

Birdsville’s population will swell from 100 to over 5,000 for the 2016 Big Red Bash. To find out more about meals at the pub and grabbing a coldie, 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.