Journey Summary

Melbourne Travel Blog

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Map of our trip. The blue line represents the route we took
The Simpson Desert occupies approximately 176,500 square kilometres of mainly Outback South Australia(SA) spilling over into Northern Territory(NT) and Queensland(QLD).  It is host to some of the best 4WDriving in Australia with the worlds longest parallel sand dunes ranging from 3 metres to the last dune the mighty Big Red at 50 metres.  The crossing of the dunes is what makes it a challenging trek and you haven't completed the Simpson until you have tackled Big Red! 

Our journey started in our home town of Melbourne and took us first to the Barossa and Clare wine regions in South Australia. From there we headed up through the lovely Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound, up the Oodnadatta track following the old Ghan railway. Across to Coober Pedy for some Opal shopping! Up to the Northern Territory and to the very centre of Australia (Lambert Centre). 4 day trek across the Simpson and out the other side to Birdsville, QLD just in time for the Birdsville races! Next we head south again to Innaminka in South Australia and Coongie Lakes. Across to Cameron Corner where QLD, SA and NSW meet. Into Outback New South Wales to Tibooburra and Broken Hill and finally back into Victoria and home!
margmack says:
phew...what a great trek!looking fiorward to reading all about it.
Posted on: Sep 28, 2008
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