The Birdsville Track is an old stock route that dates back to the 1860s. It was used to move cattle from Queensland down to Maree in South Australia. Today the track sees livestock trucks and a steady stream of tourists keen to see a precious piece of the Australian outback. The original stock route is the ‘inside track’ and only suitable during dry conditions. The ‘outside track’ is only slightly longer and more reliable.
If a weekend of beach camping is in order, you don’t want to spend hours driving there and back. You want to head out of Perth, set up camp and be relaxing with a drink within a few hours.