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Part of Australian history

We were traveling from Innamincka to Thargomindah and the Dig Tree was aside trip on our list. It... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
tassietourer
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Heathmont, Australia
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celebrating idiocy

for some reason the idiocy of burke and wills is celebrated. as an descendant of an aussie explorer... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
JohnG3121
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

No the my husband and myself have recently read Peter Fitzsimons book about Burke & Wills expedition, and we found it completely changed our view of these explorers from that which we were taught in primary school 60 years ago. It was an amazing experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a national monument located about 300k west of Thargomindah. This is the camp 65 site for the ill fated exploration for a track from south to north. The support crew waited much longer than instructed and left early one morning and Burke and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We were traveling from Innamincka to Thargomindah and the Dig Tree was aside trip on our list. It was hard to believe that these explorers actually walked to the Gulf from here in summer temperatures and only missed the remaining party by a day. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

for some reason the idiocy of burke and wills is celebrated. as an descendant of an aussie explorer (mckinlay) who lead one of the search parties for them I’ve always had interest in story. one for your bucket list

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Definitely worth getting of the highway to visit this amazing part of Australia's history. The information site nearby makes fascinating reading about the whole of Burke and Wills disastrous but noteworthy trip. Good facilities for camping as well.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Elton W
Reviewed September 1, 2017

We visited the dig tree in July. The 14 km from the main road to the dig tree was by far the roughest road we encountered during our 8,500km journey through Qld. south west. We were lucky to retrieve the big piece of moulding from...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

I can imagine overseas visitors wondering about this spot but for every Australian it is a must if visiting the region. To stand in the spot where these blokes were in the 1860's is pretty special. They were a tough bunch!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

This great story of explorers who opened up the country from south to north, yet didn't live to enjoy the rewards, is one which is worth commemorating, and pondering over.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit but despite the best efforts of the ranger visitors seem unaware of the fragility of the sight. Large vans are compacting the campsites and people are collecting wood for fires from the vicinity.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Graham C
Reviewed June 16, 2017

It was lovely to visit where our earlier explorers travelled and sadly perished. Love the carving done in the tree in the 1860's. We didn't camp there but the sites looked good.

Date of experience: June 2017
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