FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There is food and a bar at the event site all weekend.
Also in Boulia there is Australian Hotel, The Burke River Roadhouse and the Encounter’s Café at The Min Min Encounter tourist attraction, all open 7 days.
There is only one store in Boulia, but it sells practically everything! You can pick up bread, milk and normal grocery lines, plus all sorts of other supplies such as basic auto goods and hardware.
Average daily temperatures in July are minimum 7 and maximum 23oC. It can get down to freezing overnight so pack your warm clothes and warm bedding for campers.
Camp at the grounds onsite before, during and after the races... we're soon to announce the camping dates for 2019. Camping onsite is available and included if you have an event ticket.
There are no powered sites available at the event site. If you need a power connection book a powered site at the Caravan Park.
The local volunteer organising committee work hard prior to the race to have everything ready for camping and as a bonus we provide free cut firewood in some piles across the camping area. Please use just what you need.
There is a public RV Effluent Dump Site in Boulia on Diamantina Dev Road, left hand side of the road on the way out of town towards Mount Isa.
Yes a courtesy shuttle bus operates at regular intervals between town and the Racecourse on Friday Saturday and Sunday during the event. The times are listed in the printed event program. BOULIA PICK UP POINTS: Shire Office, Desert Sands Motel, Caravan Park & Racecourse Bus Stop.
Yes pets are welcome to camp onsite with you at the racecourse, but it is important that they are restrained or kept contained to your camping spot. We aren't able to welcome your pets inside the races venue though, or near the camel yards, as the danger to jockeys and handlers is too great if an animal were to disturb the camels.