Mates…

Birdsville Pub

Mates, where would we be without them? It’s just black and white, right…?

Birdsville Pub, Outback Australia…

Photo: Baz – The Landy

The Birdsville Pub (Outback Australia)

Birdsville PubPud waits patiently for his master…

 

Photo: Baz, The Landy

The Birdsville Pub (Quench your thirst)

Birdsville Pub, Australia
The Birdsville Pub (And Pud – The Dog)

Birdsville is a town that needs little introduction and its appearance on the horizon signified that our journey along the Birdsville Track was coming to an end.

There is much to see and experience in this small outback town, and of course we gravitated to its epicentre, the pub after setting up camp.

Birdsville Pub, Australia
The Birdsville Pub

After bidding farewell to Mungerannie we continued along the dusty road towards Clifton Hills Station, and Pandie Pandie. Not too far south of Birsdville we crossed the border into Queensland and made our way to the caravan park on the banks of the Diamantina River.

Until 1882, Birdsville was known as Diamantina Crossing and was set up to collect tariffs on goods passing between South Australia and Queensland. A man by the name of Burt opened a store and it was given the name Burtsville, which was subsequently changed to Birdsville.

Of course the town is most famous for its annual race day and the running of the Birdsville Cup in the first week of September, a race that was first run in 1882!

 Click here to see where Baz, “The Landy” is today…

Photo: Baz, The Landy

The Birdsville Pub (An Icon of the Australian Outback)

TomO and mate

The Birdsville Pub is synonymous with the Australian Outback and has been the watering hole for many a weary traveller, both in days gone by and still today.

And over many years of outback travel we have often gone out of our way to quench our thirst in the front bar of the hotel.

A bar where you can hear the different accents of the many foreign tourists who come to wonder at the splendour of Australia’s Outback mixed amongst the laughter and our unique Aussie Drawl.

TomO is very accustomed to the Birdsville Pub.

Oh, but don’t worry, he is yet to quench his thirst with a beer, perhaps that will come in time, but he has made many friends over the years in the front bar. Plotting adventures with a local boy, playing snooker with the many visiting pilots, and even fallen in love with the policeman’s daughter, at the tender age of three!

And he tells me he is looking forward to this visit…

What do you think he will find this time?

Photo: Baz, The Landy