Do you need a 4WD to get to Dalhousie Springs?

Do you need a 4WD to get to Dalhousie Springs?

Located 51km east of Dalhousie, it’s a great option for those heading into the Simpson Desert, or who are just a little more adventurous. You’ll definitely need a 4WD to get there.

What is the best time of year to go to Uluru?

Uluru and Kata Tjuta are incredible at any time of year. However, the weather in Central Australia varies quite a bit between seasons. The best time to come is between May and September, when the maximum temperature during the day is usually between 20°C and 30°C.

Can you swim in Dalhousie Springs?

Great place for a swim! Dalhousie Springs in Witjira National Park SA is a great spot for a picnic & a swim, the thermal pool is 37.5 deg C so don’t stay in there too long!

How difficult is the Oodnadatta Track?

Although the word ‘Oodnadatta’ sounds remote, tough and dangerous, the Track is actually one of the easiest outback tracks to drive. In our opinion, it’s the best introduction to remote area driving (and bush camping) in the entire outback – which is one BIG reason why you should go.

Can you take a caravan to Dalhousie Springs?

If you have an off-road camper trailer or caravan, you’ll easily be able to get to Dalhousie via Mt Dare (provided you don’t mind corrugations!).

Is there fuel at Dalhousie Springs?

There are no shops or fuel available at Dalhousie Springs; but there are cold showers and two dumps for your rubbish. Dalhousie Pass or Desert Parks Pass are needed for this area, you can purchase both passes at the Mt Dare Hotel or online.

What is the hottest month in Uluru?

What is the warmest month in Uluru? January is the warmest month in Uluru, Australia, with an average high-temperature of 37°C (98.6°F) and an average low-temperature of 20°C (68°F).

How hot is Dalhousie Springs?

38 to 43 degrees Celsius
The water temperatures in the springs range from 38 to 43 degrees Celsius. The water is highly mineralised but just drinkable.

Is the Oodnadatta Track worth it?

It is a pilgrimage worth doing at least once in the lifetime. Phone the Pink Roadhouse at Oodnadatta on 1800 802 074 or 08 8670 7822 before proceeding, as the Track is subject to closure when very wet.

Is the Oodnadatta Track suitable for caravans?

The Oodnadatta Track is a good grade, gravel road that is open ALL year round and is suitable for offroad campers and caravans (with care).

How much fuel does it take to cross the Simpson Desert?

As a general rule, average fuel consumption will double in the Simpson Desert. We achieved 12.5L/100km on sealed roads, fully loaded, but this jumped to nearly 26.0L/100km in the desert itself.