Munga-Thirri National Park - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -24.511351 138.147232
DMS: 24º 30' 40.86" S 138º 08' 50.04" E
UTM: 54 J 7286171mN 210921mE
Altitude: 81.49m


Address & Contact

Queensland 4482
Phone: 13 74 68
Email: N/A


The Qld part of the Simpson Desert is known as Munga-Thirri National Park. At one million hectares, Munga-Thirri National Park is Queensland's largest protected area. At Poeppel Corner it meets South Australia's Simpson Desert Conservation Park and the Northern Territory's Simpson Desert Regional Reserve. The entire Simpson Desert covers more than 17 million hectares of Central Australia.
Across the Simpson, parallel dunes run south-east to north-west; spaced about 1km apart, dunes can extend for 200km. Bare windswept crests stand atop slopes secured by spinifex and cane grass. Flat plains between dunes can be wind-polished gibber pebbles or mineral encrusted clay pans, but many surprisingly support open shrub lands of acacias, hakeas and grevilleas.

Information guides on the Munga-Thirri National Park can be collected from the Queensland Parks and wildlife service -

Visitors should note that Munga-Thirri National Park is closed from 1 December to 15 March due to extreme summer temperatures that can exceed 50 °C. The park is open the rest of the year however wet weather may cause temporary closures.

A permit is required for camping in Munga-Thirri National Park. Permits can be obtained by contacting QPWS Longreach or QPWS Birdsville and camping fees apply.

See TrekNotes on this site for further information on the QAA Line - see
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Closest Weather Station

Bedourie at 25/09:00am EST
Distance from Munga-Thirri National Park 135.02km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Bedourie Police Station
Distance from Munga-Thirri National Park 135.02km E
Mean Max. °C39.038.135.332.026.422.622.925.930.533.936.538.3
Mean Min. °C24.824.221.517.311.
Mean Rain mm32.835.127.29.711.79.511.26.97.914.116.916.9

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