Simpson Desert National Park
Queensland’s biggest national park is also one of the most inaccessible, only suitable for well-prepared four-wheel drivers. The terrain is dominated by large dunes, spaced about a kilometre apart, with gibber plains, spinifex, claypans and open shrublands. There are no walking tracks and you are recommended to stay near your car, but the rewards include 180 species of bird, mulgaras, numerous lizards and snakes, mobs of red kangaroos – and isolated desert camping.
QPWS: (07) 4656 3272
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