Munga-Thirri–Simpson Desert National Park

Munga-Thirri–Simpson Desert National Park

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    Desert parks pass required
    1445km from Adelaide
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    Check the lat­est Desert Parks Bul­letin before vis­it­ing this park. 

    Locat­ed with­in the dri­est region of the Aus­tralian con­ti­nent, the Munga-Thirri – Simp­son Desert Nation­al Park is in the cen­tre of the Simp­son Desert, is one of the world’s best exam­ples of par­al­lel dunal desert and at 3.6 mil­lion hectares, it is the largest nation­al park in Australia

    The Simp­son Desert’s sand dunes stretch over hun­dreds of kilo­me­tres and lie across the cor­ners of 3 states – South Aus­tralia, Queens­land and the North­ern Territory.

    The park fea­tures a wide vari­ety of desert wildlife pre­served in a land­scape of var­ied dune sys­tems, exten­sive playa lakes, spinifex grass­lands and aca­cia wood­lands, and is linked to Witji­ra Nation­al Park.

    Simp­son Desert parks in South Aus­tralia and Queens­land are closed in sum­mer from 1 Decem­ber to 15 March. Vehi­cles are required to have high vis­i­bil­i­ty safe­ty flags attached to the front of the vehicle.

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    Maps on your mobile

    If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za PDF Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

    The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

    How to get it work­ing on your device:

    1. Down­load the Aven­za PDF maps app from the app store whilst you are still in range (its free!).
    2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
    3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
    4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
    5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za app.
    6. Use our maps through the Aven­za PDF map app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.

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