Diamantina Shire (Birdsville) boasts many beautiful visitor attractions. There are massive natural sandhills, historic buildings, rare flora and fauna. historic stock routes, ancient and rare Waddi Trees as well as the amazing channel country with tow great inland river systems and spectacular outback sunsets and starry nights. Birdsville is also home to Australia's most famous outback hotel, The Birdsville Hotel. We have sensational outdoor venues available for conference functions and the Birdsville Community hall has in the past seen up to 400 people attending meetings and lunches.For a truly authentic outback experience adventure out here into Queensland's back yard.
Birdsville is located in the far south west of Queensland and is accessible by both road and air services. Our airport is located just 200metres from the historic Birdsville Hotel and the Birdsville Caravan Park is just 500metres from the airport.
Birdsville has the Historic Birdsville Hotel currently with 19 modern aircondtioned units with an additional 20 on the way.
Additionally the caravan park has self contained modern cabins and motel style units.
During past events a tent city is erected within the grounds of the caravan park adding to the authenticity of the outback experience. Safarie tents have beds (with linen), carpeted floors, table & chairs and lighting and past feedback indicates that they are very comfortable and give delegates and attendees the opportunity to meet & mix.
The Birdsville Hotel is able to cater for meetings and conferences and our local sporting associations have had considerable experience catering for large groups of up to 400.
Recreational activities include a visit to the Birdsville Working Museum (touted as one of the best in Australia), Blue Poles Art Gallery featuring magnificent watercolours by local artist Wolfgang John as well as works by local Aboriginal artist, Fiona Gadsby. Nature based activities include birdwatching, a visit to the rare and endangered Waddi Trees, a 4WD climb over the biggest sandhill in Australia. Birdsville as has a heritage walk around the town where visitors can, from interpretation displays, learn more about the life and times of our early pioneers.
We have available a variety of AV equipment including screens and data projectors, microphones and access to the internet. Landline phones are available however to date there is no mobile coverage.
Testimonial Excerpt: We have just completed a 4WD trip to Alice Springs and across the Simpson Desert to Birdsville. We arrived in B'ville in time for the rain which cut the roads and left us stranded for 5 days. We thought we would be spending our time playing cards, however found ourselves attending several social events for the Qld Governor's visit including dinner at the Community Hall for approx 150 people, graciously sponsored by Diamantina Shire. We all had a wonderful time in Birdsville and came away with warm feeling for the town and the lovely people we met. We will never forget the kindness of the people and the generosity of the council for including us as 'residents' at the dinner. We will be ambassadors for Birdsville forever.