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Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields Bioregion

At a total area of 29,722,724 hectares, the Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields Bioregion extends from the southeast of the Northern Territory, through the northeast of SA, with small areas in both Qld and NSW. The far northeast corner of NSW is occupied by the bioregion with an area of 2,116,980 hectares, which constitutes 7.12 per cent of the entire bioregion and covers 2.65 per cent of the state.

In NSW the bioregion is bordered by the Channel Country Bioregion in the north and by the Broken Hill Complex and Mulga Lands bioregions in the east and south.

There are no townships in the bioregion, although popular tourist spots include Camerons Corner at the junction between SA, Qld and NSW, as well as the nearby Fort Grey (at Lake Pinaroo), where Charles Sturt is reported to have built a defence against local Aborigines (NSW NPWS 1991). Both of these sites fall in Sturt National Park.

The bioregion includes parts of the Lake Frome and Bulloo catchments (Morgan and Terrey 1992).

More information


Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - climate
See average climate figures for the bioregion.

Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - landform
Get topography, geology, geomorphology, geodiversity and soil information.

Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - biodiversity
Find out about plant communities, flora, fauna and wetlands in the bioregion.

Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - regional history
Learn about Aboriginal cultural heritage in this area, together with the history of the region since colonisation.

Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - bioregional-scale conservation
Find out how much of this bioregion is protected by parks and reserves, and learn about other conservation programs in the region.

Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - subregions
Get basic information about the finer-scale subregions that make up this bioregion.

Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - references
See a list of publications and websites which can provide more information about this bioregion.

Simpson-Strzelecki Dunefields - maps and printable versions
Download and print all the information in this bioregion overview as an Acrobat (PDF) document. View maps showing rivers, topography, vegetation, conservation reserves and subregions.

Page last updated: 26 April 2016