Located in the West MacDonnell National Park,
Simpsons Gap is one of the more well
known gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges, 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.
With the right conditions, thousands of frogs have
been seen in Simpsons Gap. Among the many frogs seen, are the Spencer’s Burrowing Frog, who
emerge from their hibernation by digging their way up out of the sand. The male
frogs (smaller in size then the female), make their calls and mate. The females,
which are distinctly larger than the male, then lay their eggs in the ponds.