Dalhousie Springs - SA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -26.42136 135.5028
DMS: 26º 25' 16.9" S 135º 30' 10.11" E
UTM: 53 J 7077554mN 550139mE
Altitude: 119.5m

Description

Address & Contact

Witura National Park
South Australia
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/witjira-national-park

Information

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 located onsite will be required if camping as the springs are located within the Witjira National Park. Note - those travellers doing a desert crossing will be covered for camping here within the full Desert Parks Pass.

This 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.

The springs area is a very popular spot (busy), particularly with those venturing in from the Simpson Desert passing through Pedirka and Mt Dare. The camping area is only a short walk from the springs. Beware of mozzies.
See separate Place listing for the Dalhousie Springs Campground.
Other nearby camping is 3 O'Clock Creek (9kms).



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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Oodnadatta Airport
Distance from Dalhousie Springs 126.13km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C37.936.633.728.523.219.919.622.126.630.333.736.3
Mean Min. °C23.022.319.214.49.76.55.87.411.415.118.621.2
Mean Rain mm22.932.214.310.912.711.710.08.19.913.913.017.1

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