Witjira National Park

On the western edge of the Simpson Desert, among sand dunes and floodplains, lie thermal springs surrounded by lush vegetation and an abundance of wildlife.

Witjira National Park features more than 120 mound springs providing opportunities to swim in the warm waters of the Dalhousie Main Spring. The nearby campgrounds offer a good base to explore the park.

The springs were used by Aboriginal people for years as a source of food, shelter and medicine and are home to unique species of fish such as the Lake Eyre hardy-head and other rare aquatic life that are found nowhere else in the world. The springs are also a haven for arid land birdlife.

If you're lucky enough to be visiting the park a few weeks after a soaking rain, you'll be rewarded with the ephemeral wildflowers bursting into bloom. Please note a per vehicle park entry fee applies as does a camping fee, per vehicle per night.

Contact Details

Witjira National Park
150 kilometres north of Oodnadatta
South Australia 5734

Toll Free Number
Not available

+61 (08) 8648 5328

+61 (08) 8648 5301

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  • Witjira National Park, Oodnadatta, Far North, South Australia
  • Dalhousie ruins




  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Walking track


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Off Road Driving
  • Self-Guided
  • Swimming
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