Grab your mates, round up the family, and be part of the most exciting family outback adventure of the year!
What a party! Get a team together to celebrate your favourite Australian film by dressing up yourselves (and the “fourbie” of course), and get ready for the longest street parade on the planet. The Queen of the Desert Festival is 4 days of fun starting in Whyalla where you’ll head to Coober Pedy to take part in the Opal Festival before leaving for Arckaringa Station travelling via the Moon Plain. You will then wind along the iconic Oodnadatta Track from Oodnadatta to William Creek to finish in Marree on Easter Monday.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which Australian films to represent. The quality of acting and cinematography in Australia ranks us amongst the top in the world and is the reason alone to celebrate. This year we had a wide variety of entrants from ‘Red Dog’ and ‘The Rover’ to ‘Muriel’s wedding’ and ‘BMX Bandits’. Which Aussie film will you choose?
From this Dream, the Queen of the Desert Festival was born
The Festival is a four day event which explores the Oodnadatta Track at a leisurely pace with lots of family fun. The party starts in Whyalla on Thursday, April 13, 2017 with an official welcoming dinner and entertainment by our very own ‘Just Me’. The ‘official’ departure will be on the morning of Friday, April 14, 2017. The fun continues with overnight stops at Coober Pedy, Painted Desert, Arckaringa Station, William Creek Hotel and finishes in Marree with dinner and entertainment for the whole family!