Betoota was once a thriving town at the turn of the century as a post for collecting state taxes for goods travelling between states. Up until 1997 it had a population of one - the hotel owner. He closed the doors of the hotel in October 1997 and it has been closed ever since.
Betoota is part of the Simpson Desert Racing carnival along with Birdsville and Bedourie and is held the last weekend in August.
For those travelling to Betoota, Windorah is the last fuel stop between Windorah and Birdsville.
Accommodation is camping only. There is ample camping spots available at the racetrack, with fantastic showers and toilets available for use by patrons.
Race weekend, caterers start operating with dinner being served Friday night and meals being available right through to Breakfast on Sunday morning of race weekend.
There will be a bar operating from Friday afternoon, with a live band kicking off entertainment through to Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
Come a little earlier to races on Saturday to be entertained by the amazing Crackup Sisters.
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