Tackling the Simmo

The Simpson Desert would have to be one of the must do bucket list trips on every 4wdrivers plan.


The uniqueness and remoteness of the area is just one of the attractions, it covers an area of 170,000 square kilometres and has the longest parallel sand dunes in the world with some of them up to 200 kilometres long.


To cross the Simpson you need to cross over 1,100 dunes and this is part of the challenge, along the way you can travel historic tracks made by many pioneers such as Madigan and the French Petroleum Company.


If you are planning to cross the Simpson you will need to prepare your 4wd for remote travel and ensure you carry enough food and water for the adventure which can take up to 7 days.


The climate of the Simpson is described only as arid with an average annual rainfall between 150-200mm and temperatures can range from -2 degrees Celsius up to 50 degrees Celsius depending on the time of year.


The ideal time to visit is between May and June. Our suggestion for tyre pattern is either the Mickey Thompson STZ or ATZP3, light truck construction is a must in this area.

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