FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
Yes there are taps at the racecourse which have town water and these are available for re-filling water containers. No hook-ups available. The water is potable, though at times is not to the preferred taste of travellers.
Camp at the grounds onsite before, during and after the races...
The camping is included with your entry ticket and you can come early and stay on later after the races too. Typically camping at the racecourse opens from the Sunday before the races closes the Wednesday after the races.
2022 camping dates: Sunday 10 to Wednesday 20 July
There are food vendors operating at the event site from Friday evening and all weekend, including camp oven cooking available at the canteen inside the main shed.
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.
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.
You sure can! We even provide piles of free firewood scattered across the camping areas.
Yes a courtesy shuttle bus operates at regular intervals between town and the Racecourse on Friday evening to late, all day Saturday to late and during the day Sunday. The times are listed in the printed event program. BOULIA PICK UP POINTS: Shire Office, Desert Sands Motel, Caravan Park & Racecourse Bus Stop.