The Twins - NT

  Mountain,Peak,Hill

Position

DEG: -24.83831 135.720032
DMS: 24º 50' 17.92" S 135º 43' 12.11" E
UTM: 53 J 7252764mN 572754mE
Altitude: 198.82m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill

Location

141.74kms NorthEast of Finke (Aputula)
301.6kms North of Oodnadatta
355.93kms South of Ampilatwatja
384.08kms West of Birdsville

Address & Contact

Erldunda NT
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

The true name for these two hills is Poodinitterra Hill and Crocker Hill. The first white man to discover the twins was a South Australian surveyor by the name of Theodore Earnest Day. He erected a small stone cairn on Poodinitterra Hill in 1916. The next important Explorer to visit them was Dr Cecil Madigan in his 1939 crossing of the Simpson Desert. Madigan's Camp 2 is also located in this area and a second stone cairn was erected by Reg Sprigg in 1962 in recognition on Madigans Expedition of the Simpson. Today it is important stepping off point for remote Simpson Desert Trips.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Arltunga
Distance from The Twins 186km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.234.331.528.822.919.219.722.927.730.933.434.4
Mean Min. °C22.221.018.513.47.83.93.25.010.814.618.020.2
Mean Rain mm43.444.240.015.920.116.310.36.86.822.431.339.6

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