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Burke and Wills Dig Tree
Burke and Wills Dig Tree
Burke and Wills Dig Tree
Map of Burke and Wills Dig Tree
Bulloo Development Road
Nappa Merrie Station
Queensland 4492 Australia

Burke and Wills Dig Tree
Thargomindah, South West

Free Entry

07 4655 3399


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).

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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.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing

Open Times

Note: Open year round.

Other Information

How To Get There

Approximately 350 kilometres west of Thargomindah and then follow the road signage. Check on road conditions at the Thargomindah Visitor Information Centre or Police Station prior to departure.


Admission is free, however a gold coin donation is appreciated.

Free Entry

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