Birdsville currently accessible only from the north

Derek Barry
By Derek Barry
Updated June 6 2022 - 12:03am, first published 12:02am
An aerial shot shows the Diamantina cutting off Birdsville township from the road south to the racetrack (top of the image).

With the tourist season about to take off, authorities are monitoring the road situation in Far Western Queensland after the big wet.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.

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