Day 1 : Sunday
TOWNSVILLE - OPALTON
DISTANCE 721 KM
Depart Townsville 7.00am en route to historic Charters Towers for morning
Birding on the way. Camp overnight at Opalton
Day 2 : Monday
OPALTON - YABBY CREEK
DISTANCE 149 KM
Painted Firetail, Striated Grasswren, Rufous Crowned Emu-Wren,
Spinifexbird, Chestnut- Breasted Quil-Thrush. Bush Camp at Yabby Creek.
Day 3 : Tuesday
YABBY CREEK - JUNDAH - COOPER CREEK
Splendid Wren, Halls Babbler, Black Falcon. Barking Owl. Talk of the Night
Parrot being sighted in area. Botanical drive en route to Bush Camp at
Day 4 : Wednesday
COOPER CREEK - BURKE & WILLS BRIDGE
Grey Falcon, Black-Breasted Buzzard, Bourkes Parrot, Crested Bellbird,
Little Eagle, Gibber Chat. Visit to historic site of Burke & Wills Dig
Tree. Bush Camp at Burke & Wills Bridge Cooper Creek.
Day 5 : Thursday
BURKE & WILLS BRIDGE COOPER CREEK- INNAMINCKA-STRZELECKI TRACK CAMP
DISTANCE 350 KM.
Wedge Bill, Pied Honeyeater, Inland Thornbill, Peregrine Falcon. See
Innamincka Historic Hospital. Bush camp at Camp Buzzard.
Day 6 : Friday, Day 7 : Saturday, Day : 8 Sunday
CAMP BUZZARD, STRZELECKI TRACK, ARKAROOLA
Crimson Chat, Orange Chat Cinnamon Quail-Thrush, Wedgetail Eagle, Peregrine
Falcon, Halls Babbler, Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby. Three nights camping at
Day 9 : Monday, Day 10 : Tuesday, Day : 11 Wednesday
ARKAROOLA, MT LYNDHURST STATION
Today explore the western side of the Gammon Ranges National Park en route
to Mt Lyndhurst Station in search for the Chestnut-Breasted Whiteface. Two
nights camp at Mt Lyndhurst Station.
Day 12 Thursday
MT LYNDHURST STATION, FARINA
Explore the old town ruins of Farina. Tonight's camp at Farina. Ridge near
Day 13 : Friday
MARREE, MUNGAERANIE PUB
Thick-Billed Grass Wren, Black-Tail Native Hen, abundant water fowl. One
night accommodated at Mungaeranie Pub.
Day 14 : Saturday, Day 15 : Sunday
MUNGERANIE PUB, KULAMARINA STATION
Eyrean Grasswren, White-Winged Wren, Purple Blacked Fairy Wren, Black
Falcon, Little Falcon, Red Necked Avocet. Camping at Stony Crossing
Kulamarina Station for two nights.
Day 16 : Monday
KULAMARINA STATION, BIRDSVILLE
Visit (Big Red) Dune System, Simpson Desert, home for Australia's largest
flock of little Corellas, Letter-Winged Kites and nests. Camp Birdsville
Day 17 : Tuesday, Day 18 : Wednesday
Grey Grasswren, Leter- Winged Kite, Flock Bronzewing, also land of the
(Wadde Tree) rare Acacia species. Camp Eyre Creek Bush Camp.
Day 19 : Thursday
EYRE CREEK, DIAMANTINA GATES NATIONAL PARK
Native Long-Haired Rat, Bilbyes, Freckled Duck, Red-Kneed Dotterel, Red
Capped Robin, night transit spotlighting for Bilbies and other desert
mammals. Camping at Hunters Gorge Diamantina River
Day 20 : Friday
DIAMANTINA GATES NATIONAL PARK, WINTON
On route Birding on the way, stopping at a Hot Artesian Bore to shower the
bushmans way. An optional visit at the Matilda Centre on arrival at Winton.
Last night camp at Matilda Country Tourist Park.
Day 21 : Saturday
Today say farewell to the Channel Country.
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