Located in the West MacDonnell National Park,
Simpsons Gap is one of the more well
known gaps in the West MacDonnell Range, being only 26 km west of Alice
During periods of rainfall in
the region, many of the gorges, waterways and dry riverbeds fill with water. If
enough rain falls, creating pools of water, nature takes its course and life
appears as if from nowhere.
Simpsons Gap is renowned location for a number of
species of desert frogs including the Centralian Green Frog, sometimes referred
to as the Centralian Tree Frog. They come in two forms,
the pale lime green colour and the brown colour. Although they can sometimes be
found in trees, they are usually found on rocks and crevasses, near sources of
water, emerging at night.