Burke & Wills Dig Tree (Nappa Merrie Station)

Private Campground - Queensland

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The Burke and Wills Dig Tree is one of Australia's National icons and an enduring reminder of the pioneering spirit and extreme harshness of the Outback. Nappa Merrie Station is proud to officially manage the site on behalf of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Located on the northern bank of Cooper Creek, the Dig Tree is a Coolibah (Eucalyptus microtha).

In 1898 John Dick carved Burke's face into another tree (the Face Tree) about 30 metres downstream of the Dig Tree. The site is as Burke and Wills and companions would have viewed it nearly 140 years ago. These trees are direct a link to the explorers of Australia's Historic Past. The camp area is located next to the Bulla Bulla Waterhole near the famous dig tree.  Here you will find toilets with disable access, picnic tables and dogs are allowed.

CMCA User
 26/06/2019
Large camping area by the Cooper Creek. Toilet available near the small information shed at the entrance to the Dig Tree heritage area. There you also find the honesty box $10 per vehicle. Be prepared for flies and mozzies any time of the year.

CMCA User
 14/01/2019
We arrived in 44 c heat Good spot to camp if in cooler weather conditions well laid out camping area bins toilet able to hire a canoe to paddle down the river
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