Where to next?

I’ve mentioned it before that I love to research and plan our future trips. So where are we going next?

We are off to the Big Red Bash in Birdsville Qld. The Big Red Bash is a 3 day music festival held out in the Simpson Desert alongside the giant sand dune known as Big Red. Each year some 10,000 intrepid campers set off for this outback event. It had long been on our bucket list and when it was announced in 2019 that Paul Kelly was to be the headline act for the 2020 Big Red Bash we just had to get tickets for that. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our world the 2020 event was cancelled however the organisers let us know that our tickets would carry over to 2021. So here we are in 2021 and it looks like the event we’ve waited so long for will go ahead.

Our original group of Red Bashers has changed a little and we are now a group of 8 couples who will meet up in Birdsville on Saturday 3 July. We come from all over NSW and Queensland and will make our various travels to meet up at the Birdsville Common. We have all purchased 2 day Early Entry tickets and to be able to camp together as a group we must all roll in together on the Sunday. Our group consists of 7 caravans and our motorhome.

So what’s our planned route?

We plan to leave home on Thursday 17 June and head to Birdsville via
– Cobar
– Bourke
– Cunnamulla
– Charleville
– Blackall
– Barcaldine
– Longreach
– Winton
– Boulia
– Bedourie

We will have a week at Birdsville and then our group will split off in different directions. We plan to head north to Mt Isa for a few days and then further north to Gregory and Boodjamilla National Park where we have booked to stay at Adels Grove Campground.

The trip home from there is still in the planning but may include a visit to Carnarvon Gorge.

Our group has called ourselves ‘BRB Makin’ Memories’ and we have our fishing shirts to go with it. Don’t they look fabulous? We won’t lose each other with these on! Only 7 more sleeps!


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