With such variable and unpredictable rainfall, the Simpson Desert has summer temperatures that can exceed 50°C. With its mixture of clay-topped and sand tracks, it is definitely for 4WD vehicles only. It is through such desolate and remote country that extreme care must be taken when planning and preparing for such crossing.
The route through the region include the Dalhousie Springs to Birdsville via the French Line, Rig Road, K1 Line and QAA Line, a total of 644 kms.
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