Birdsville's population expands massively during the Horse Races and the Big Red Bash - The Hotel was established in 1884 and is still going very strong despite fires and calamities. Customs like this one give it a special resilience.
Birdsville is the venue for the Big Red Bash in July, a massive music festival under the sky. We had a tour of the city and saw brolgas dancing before climbing bits of the Big Red Sand Dune which stands at 40m. Here is Charlie running to make it back to the bus in time.