Simpson Desert/Hay River Track Loop

Simpson Desert/Hay River Track Loop

Along with our Madigan line tour, we offer an alternative 13 day Simpson Desert Loop including Hay River track adventure — one of Adam’s favourite trips. During this trip, you will visit the geographical centre of Australia and visit the marker post of the early explorers … more on this when you book the tour!

We start by heading out of Birdsville and are given the opportunity to tackle Big Red. We then navigate our way across the Simpson for a couple of days soaking up the endless beauty of the desert. After crossing the Simpson we arrive at Dalhousie Hot Springs for a soothing dip before camping at Mt Dare where you have the option of a hearty pub meal.

The Simpson Desert contains the world’s longest parallel sand dunes. These north-south-oriented dunes are static, held in position by vegetation and varying in height from 3 to more than 30 metres. The most famous dune, Nappanerica or Big Red, is 40 metres in height.

We will have a rest day in Alice Springs where you can restock and enjoy all this town has to offer . We then head to the less travelled East MacDonnell Ranges, before undertaking the full length of the Hay River track to Poeppel Corner and back to Birdsville, to end an incredible trip through the heart of Australia.



13 days
$2995 for 2 people Extra Adult $300 Child U/14 $150
  • 2022
  • 2 - 14 May


  • Experienced trip leader with first aid skills and all communication equipment
  • Desert Parks pass
  • Hay River Track permit
  • All National Park and indigenous lands permits
  • Camping fees


  • This is a self-catered tour so no meals are provided
  • Tours you undertake on rest day at Alice Springs