11 days in Birdsville, Mount Isa & Barcaldine Itinerary

11 days in Birdsville, Mount Isa & Barcaldine Itinerary

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Birdsville
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Mount Isa
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Barcaldine
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Birdsville — 3 nights

Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Birdsville is known for nature and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Birdsville Races and explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Birdsville trip planner.

Brisbane to Birdsville is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in January, with highs in Birdsville at 45°C and lows at 30°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Mount Isa.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Mount Isa — 3 nights

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Outback at Isa and then enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Underground Hospital and Museum and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hard Times Mine.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Mount Isa trip planner.

You can drive from Birdsville to Mount Isa in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Birdsville in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Mount Isa, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcaldine.
Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Barcaldine — 3 nights

Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcaldine: Longreach (Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, Spirit of the Outback, &more) and Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum (in Ilfracombe). There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial and explore the activities along Lara Wetlands.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcaldine trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mount Isa to Barcaldine in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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