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Welcome to our Simpson Desert Tour page
If you have ever wanted to travel across the Simpson Desert with the longest parallel sand dunes in the world in comfortable 4×4 vehicles, then here is your chance with our Simpson Desert tour.
Come travel with us in one of our two Toyota LandCruisers passenger vehicles and our 6×6 support vehicle.
We have been crossing the Simpson Desert for over 10 years with our tours gaining a lot of experience while having a lot of fun doing it when things are working well!
It is definitely one of the number one journeys to do in Australia if not the world. If you are a four-wheel drive enthusiast or an adventurer, this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip you will not forget.
This tour is located in one of the most remote areas of the world at the same time surrounded by the unique beauty of the desert and her elements.
Honestly you will have a great time, please look at our pictures of people enjoying themselves.
Tour description in brief
This Simpson Desert tour is not for the faint hearted; it is an exciting and exhilarating crossing of one of the remote parts of Australia and quite unique. The roads and sand dunes can get very rough, so if you have neck or back problems then this tour is probably not for you.
The tour starts from Alice Springs and runs down the Finke service track road passing through the Aboriginal community of Finke and Mt Dare Station. Over the coming days we head east cross the mighty Simpson Desert We visit far gone abandoned cattle stations and ponder what life was actually like for these early settlers. We visit beautiful places like Dalhousie Hot Springs to enjoy a sock and a swim with the water temperature of 39c.
The tour will take 3 days to cross the largest parallel sand dune system in the world the mighty Simpson Desert to finally arrive in the most famous outback town in Australia, Birdsville. You will get to enjoy a great evening and meal at the famous Birdsville Hotel. You will fly out the next day to Brisbane; this is a brilliant way to have a bird’s eye view of the changing landscape from the air of the deep red sands of central Australia to the lush green east coast of Australia. This flight is also the local mail run which stops at various townships along the way.
The tours general route on Google Map (approximate route only).
This route can change due to road or weather conditions.
So come on let’s do it and have some fun!!
- Old Ghan train line history
- Mt Dare
- Dalhousie Ruins
- Swimming at Dalhousie Hot Springs (39-degree water temp)
- Simpson Desert 1100 sand dunes to cross (officially! but who counts them anyway!)
- French Line
- Poeppels Corner (intersection of South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory borders)
- QAA Line
- Famous Birdsville Hotel
- Remote desert tracks
- Desert camping and brilliant stars to see…
- Flight from Birdsville to Brisbane
The Simpson Desert consists of a sea of parallel red sand dunes covering an area of 170,000 sq. km (as large as England and Wales).
It lies across the corners of South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Rainfall is low, on average 125 mm per year. Temperatures exceed 50 degrees in summer and can fall below zero centigrade in winter.
What is included
- Birdsville to Brisbane flight
- Birdsville hotel accommodation (twin share)
- Your seat in our 4×4
- Desert parks pass
- Camping gear
- Meals on tour
What is not included
- Alcohol, hotel coffees
- We provide all camping equipment (one tent and mattress per person) for the million and one stars a night hotel
- Birdsville Hotel
- We use LandCruisers for our passenger vehicles and our support vehicle is an all-purpose built 6×6 LandCruiser.
- “Rough As Guts Outback Restaurant” will cater for this tour in parts and some outback hotel meals along the way.
Prior to departure
- We require full payment 6 weeks prior from tour departure.
What you need to bring
- Personal luggage bag size try to keep it small as you don’t need the kitchen sink. Remember you are flying in/out on a small plane!
- Sleeping bag, blow up pillow
- Fly nets are able to be purchased at Mt Dare Station
- Warm jumper for nights, woollen head warmer (beanie)
- Casual clothing, foot wear (Joggers) swim ware, USB stick, camera
- Sun glasses, hat, sun screen, toiletries, LED light
- Spending money e.g.: alcohol, souvenir
- Small camel back able to carry small items must also have water bladder