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Burke and Wills Tree

Cooper Creek, Northern bank, Thargomindah, Queensland 4492, Australia
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celebrating idiocy

for some reason the idiocy of burke and wills is celebrated. as an descendant of an aussie explorer... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Must see!

Definitely worth getting of the highway to visit this amazing part of Australia's history. The... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Elton W
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Gloucester, Australia
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

for some reason the idiocy of burke and wills is celebrated. as an descendant of an aussie explorer (mckinlay) who lead one of the search parties for them I’ve always had interest in story. one for your bucket list

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Definitely worth getting of the highway to visit this amazing part of Australia's history. The information site nearby makes fascinating reading about the whole of Burke and Wills disastrous but noteworthy trip. Good facilities for camping as well.

Thank Elton W
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We visited the dig tree in July. The 14 km from the main road to the dig tree was by far the roughest road we encountered during our 8,500km journey through Qld. south west. We were lucky to retrieve the big piece of moulding from...More

1  Thank Ron F
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I can imagine overseas visitors wondering about this spot but for every Australian it is a must if visiting the region. To stand in the spot where these blokes were in the 1860's is pretty special. They were a tough bunch!

Thank BillL741
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This great story of explorers who opened up the country from south to north, yet didn't live to enjoy the rewards, is one which is worth commemorating, and pondering over.

Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit but despite the best efforts of the ranger visitors seem unaware of the fragility of the sight. Large vans are compacting the campsites and people are collecting wood for fires from the vicinity.

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

It was lovely to visit where our earlier explorers travelled and sadly perished. Love the carving done in the tree in the 1860's. We didn't camp there but the sites looked good.

Thank Shirl071
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Lots of brochures available detailing the story of Burke and Wills and providing the history. Quite a fascinating part of Australian Outback history.

Thank family_of_four_qld
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Road into the site is "ordinary" at present (March-April) but this varies with usage and seasonal conditions. Caravanners: It may be best to unhitch and leave 'van at entrance if you don't plan to camp overnight..or leave the 'van at Innamincka and make a day-trip...More

Thank juliem1952
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few nights and found it a lovely outback camping spot. Col the ranger is fantastic, very helpful and informative and went out of his way to ensure our stay was enjoyed by all. The kids (12, 10, 8) loved swimming in the...More

1  Thank J1smith
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