SIMPSON DESERT QLD | 6-8 JULY 2021
Getting to Birdsville is all part of the journey! It's wise to keep up to date with outback road conditions in the lead up to the Big Red Bash. Plan your route, and have a few alternate routes up your sleeve in case your preferred route doesn't work out. Outback roads can often be closed after local rain, however they will usually re-open reasonable quickly as well. Evaluate all options, and work out extra travel times, and if you can, leave a few days spare in case you need to make detours.
Use this summary site to check relevant councils on your route. This site is maintained by our good friend Dave Phoenix, Burke and Wills historian, who joined us on the Burke and Wills Trek in 2014: http://www.burkeandwills.net.au/followingburkeandwills/road_reports.htm
Our driving guidelines have been developed in association with Police, road safety authorities, local council and outback experts:
We look forward to seeing you all arrive safely at the Bash.