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Address: Cooper Creek, Northern bank, Thargomindah, Queensland 4492, Australia
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A Bucket List Must

This is a must to tick off the 'bucket list'. Best done if heading to Thargominda as it is along the route. There is a bout a 26 km round trip from the main road - but take the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2015
Kenwal38
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here a few nights and found it a lovely outback camping spot. Col the ranger is fantastic, very helpful and informative and went out of his way to ensure our stay was enjoyed by all. The kids (12, 10, 8) loved swimming in the Cooper, although we were very careful to stay with them and close by to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove there from Victoria in two days. big open area with scattered trees for shade. Lots of biting flies and mozzies at night, but good to see the tree and imagine what it would have been like for the explorers. cost 15 dollars for entry, but that covers you for as long as you want, but after two days, that... More 

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Thank Michaeldonald2301
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's just a tree with some marking. Not so Interesting if you already know about Burke and wills. Entry fee of $11

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Thank IronTriPaul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

This is the site of the infamous Dig Tree. Ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills arrived back at this spot just hours after their support crew had left, leaving them supplies buried under a tree. It was all downhill from here. This was one of my favourite places to camp on our outback road trip. As a history buff I loved... More 

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2 Thank Triantiwontigongolope
Victoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Burke and Wills Historical Society have done a marvellous job with the interpretive centre adjacent to the Dig Tree. It is worth spending time in Innamincka to drive around the individual sites to get a full understanding of just what happened to the expedition in this remote area. Burke's grave, Will's grave and the spot where King was found... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

This is a must to tick off the 'bucket list'. Best done if heading to Thargominda as it is along the route. There is a bout a 26 km round trip from the main road - but take the time to do it.

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2 Thank Kenwal38
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

The road to the dig tree was terrible, loads of corrugations in the 14kms from the highway. The campground is very spacious, though a long way from the dunny (so don't be in a hurry) and you pay a fee for one day which covers you for upto a week as well,. Very historical place to visit and a great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

It's a hard road in, very rocky and slow going (we were pulling a van). Good to see as it's a big part of the area's history but flies were awful. The carving in the tree is fabulous but it's one of those things where I am glad I have done it but never have to go back.!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Flew in here on an outback trip. There is a dirt runway near the tree. Ranger met us on landing and drove us to the tree (only 150m away). Great historical location where Brahe buried his cache of food whilst the expedition continued on; he then carved location details in the tree. Nearby is the Face Tree, where an amazing... More 

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2 Thank raura
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

This is an important historical location of the pioneer spirit. Burke and Wills past by Dig Tree in 1861 which ended in dispair & ultimately their death. We were welcomed by the elderly ranger and his faithful dog. He explained how the hut and grounds had been upgraded and refreshed our memories about the story of Dig Tree. $11 is... More 

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