Submitted: Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 06:57
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On previous visits to your wonderful country, we camped above the banks of the Diamantina River just outside Birdsville. Is that still possible? Or does one have to camp in the campground?

We plan to visit that area around July 11,

Thanks for the help.

Annette and Frank
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 09:01

Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 09:01
To actually stay in Birdsville you need to use the caravan park. Walking distance to everywhere.

If you stay to the south of the bridge you are fine. Bit wet at the moment.

Member Ruth will be able to give you up to date info on Birdsville.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 12:09

Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 12:09
Hi Annette and Frank, if you wish to stay in town itself, as Alan says you must camp in the caravan park but you are welcome to camp outside the town area - from the grid to the racetrack is called the "common" and by July it should be dried out - at the time of writing this it has about 3 metres of water over it and the river has 7.1 metres of water in it. Your camp along the banks of the river would be great - in a houseboat!
By July things should be nice and green (lots of prickles) and there will still be plenty of water in the river for the fish.
Enjoy your trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 19:28

Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 19:28
btw Ruth enjoyed your photos of the dunes and the floods yesterday. Hard to believe that the area is currently in flood.
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