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THE SIMPSON DESERT

We are longing to hit the red dune tracks in the Simpson Desert. 

Since lockdown started, the Simpson has become number one on the bucket list. It's a place so many dream to visit and some of our lucky staff already have. 

Located in three states, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, the Simpson Desert covers 170,000 square kilometres, making it the fourth largest desert in Australia.

The Simpson Desert is only available to venture through, March to December, as the hottest months are just too dangerous. 

With 1,142 of sand dunes, wide open spaces and some great landmarks along the way, the Simpson Desert is worth the trek. 

SO, WHAT DOES THE SIMPSON DESERT OFFER?

TRACKS

Crossing the Simpson Desert, sounds easy, but there are many things to consider. With some tracks running eat to west and others north to south, planning is needed before you head out. 

The fact you are basically on your own, crossing numerous dunes means you will need to be well prepared.

There are many sites that can provide more indepth information about the Simpson, including the requirements for permits, etc. But we have listed some of the our favourite Simpson Desert tracks below. 

French Line & QAA Line

The shortest, most used and most difficult track to travel.

Rig Road

The longest and most southern route in the Simpson Desert. With Clay eroding on top of the dunes, the track is becoming more and more difficult.

WAA Line

This track has lower dunes than the others but, don’t be fooled, they can actually be more technical due to the double crests.

Hay River Track

WHAT TO PREPARE

The Desert is all about being self-sufficient. The recommendation is to carry at least seven litres of water per person per day and emergency food and water for an additional seven days. You will need to consider fuel consumption, as driving on soft sand increases your fuel consumption.