Where is it? 1590km west of Brisbane
The Melbourne Cup is great, but the Birdsville Races is like nothing else on Earth. This small outback town of 100 residents welcomes an influx of 6000 punters who come to cheer on the horses and drink at the most famous outback pub in Australia. Six races are spread over the two-day festival that takes place on the first weekend of September. Girls go all out; guys wear your best jeans.