Dalhousie Springs - SA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls


DEG: -26.42018 135.49787
DMS: 26º 25' 12.65" S 135º 29' 52.31" E
UTM: 53 J 7077687mN 549647mE
Altitude: 119.5m


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Witura National Park
South Australia
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These hot, fresh water springs are very unique and are an outlet from the Great Artesian Basin. It is the largest known springs and the main spring offers a nice soothing swim for travellers after a hard day’s drive. Beware of mozzies- absolutely shocking in Sept 2015.

Since the late 1990s, new camping facilities have provided a nice area to camp and relax within the Witjira National Park. It is a very popular spot, particularly with those venturing in from the Simpson Desert passing through Pedirka and Mt Dare. A ranger, located at the springs (channel 10) can provide helpful advice and a Desert Pass.

The Dalhousie Springs is a place where modern travellers can experience the same simple joys of bathing in a desert pool just like the early explorers, including Ernest Giles, who passed through here in the 1870's before the artesian basin had been extensively tapped by pastoralists.

Dalhouse Springs is an enormous natural spring-fed billabong at 38 degrees in natural surrounds. It is a carefully managed area that allows tourism, with minimal impact. Day visitors may enter from the western edge of the Desert, however a Day Pass from the Ranger will be required if camping. Note - those travellers doing a desert crossing will be covered for camping here within the full Desert Parks Pass.
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Closest Weather Station

Oodnadatta at 14/03:00pm CST
Distance from Dalhousie Springs 126.24km S
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Closest Climatic Station

Oodnadatta Airport
Distance from Dalhousie Springs 126.24km S
Mean Max. °C37.936.633.728.523.219.919.622.126.630.333.736.3
Mean Min. °C23.022.319.
Mean Rain mm22.932.214.310.912.711.710.08.19.913.913.017.1

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