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Simpson Desert National Park
Simpson Desert National Park
Map of Simpson Desert National Park
Via
Birdsville
Queensland 4482 Australia

Simpson Desert National Park
Birdsville, Far West

Free Entry

13 0013 0372
13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/simpson-desert/index.html

Description

Spanning 1,012,000 hectares in the arid outback, this is Queensland's largest protected area. Parallel wind-blown sand dunes dominate the striking landscape. Some extend 200 kilometres and reach 90 metres high. Saltpans and gibber-ironstone flats occupy interdunal areas. More than 180 species of birds, including the Eyrean grasswren, and numerous mammals and reptiles live in the park.

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Wildflowers are prolific after good rains. On your way visit Big Red, the largest sand dune just east of the park boundary. At Poeppels Corner, attempt to stand in two states and a territory at once. Camp and admire the expansive night sky and make sure you take binoculars and a camera! Camping fees apply.

Be aware Simpson Desert National Park is closed from 1 December to 15 March due to extreme summer temperatures of 40-50 °C.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

How To Get There

Travel west from Birdsville but remain on the QAA line, the only legal access to the park. After 35 kilometres a four wheel drive is required and even then the road can be rough. Travel slowly and keep to the left, especially over dunes. The road is impassable in the wet.


Free Entry


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