19 days in Birdsville, Winton & Longreach Itinerary

19 days in Birdsville, Winton & Longreach Itinerary

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19 days in Birdsville, Winton & Longreach Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  15​h 15​min
— 7 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Brisbane


Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park. There's still lots to do: get outside with Birdsville Races and explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Birdsville day trip planner.

Brisbane to Birdsville is an approximately 25-hour car ride. You can also fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Birdsville hover around 45°C and lows are around 28°C. You'll set off for Winton on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Birdsville

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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races
Big Red Sand Dune ©
Big Red Sand Dune


Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Bladensburg National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, make a trip to Arno's Wall, look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems, and get a new perspective on nature at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Winton tour planner .

You can drive from Birdsville to Winton in 12 hours. Another option is to fly. You will leave for Longreach on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Winton

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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Qantilda Museum ©
Qantilda Museum


Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Step out of Longreach with an excursion to Langenbaker House in Ilfracombe--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, get outside with Spirit of the Outback Train, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Eyre Basin, and take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Longreach vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Winton to Longreach takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

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Ilfracombe, Longreach
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Camden Park Station ©
Camden Park Station
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