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Thorny devil, Munga-Thirri National Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown

Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park

Get off the beaten track

Go bush at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park. Only accessible by 4WD and only in the dry season, the Simpson Desert offers the ultimate journey for self-sufficient adventurers with experience of ‘big dune country’. Drive past dramatically-sculptured red sand dunes, gibber pebble plains and claypans. Camp under starlit skies and experience the exhilarating isolation of this iconic national park.

Location and getting there

79km W of Birdsville. Access from Birdsville is via the old Birdsville track, private property and desert tracks such as the QAA line.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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Did you know?

Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park is Queensland’s largest national park (one million hectares) and is in Australia’s driest place—the Simpson Desert. Some of the park’s wind-blown sand dunes extend 200km and reach 90m high!