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Simpson Desert Double Crossing (18 Days)


Since our first Simpson Desert tagalong tour in the early 1990’s, Great Divide Tours has led over 150 tagalong tours across what we know as the largest parallel sand dune desert in the world, the Simpson Desert. That’s no mean feat, and would place us as possibly the most experienced 4wd tagalong tour company offering trips through this amazing landscape.

Having crossed it every which way and pioneering an amazing double crossing of the Desert in 2019, we are now offering the opportunity to engage in an amazing double crossing of the Desert with our highly experienced guides. However, we are not just going there and back, instead we are performing a figure eight through the Desert allowing us to experience virtually every track possible in this magnificent desert panorama.

Our double crossing in 2024 will commence and end in Windorah with a visit initially to the iconic Queensland outback town of Birdsville, before we head north to Min Min country at Boulia, trek down the notorious Plenty Highway and follow the beautiful Hay River Track deep into the heart of Australia. All the way to Poeppel Corner. Then a mix of the French, Knolls, WAA and Rig roads to lead us to the amazing Dalhousie Springs. Refuel at Mt Dare, visit old Andado and then follow Vic’s personal favourite track in the Simpson, the Madigan Line.

Crossing over the Hay River track once again to complete our figure eight crossing we continue to the QAA Line, Eyre Creek and onto the massive Big Red sand dune just west of Birdsville, which we will conquer with our reward a great night in the Birdsville Hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast provided. Finally back to Windorah to celebrate what will be a life long memory creator. Hopefully you have the spirit of adventure to join us and experience this epic trip first hand.


Basic Requirements For This Tour

AccredThe 4WD
Suitable to 4WDrives with high and low range and heavy duty suspension.
Your 4WD should have recovery points located at the front and rear

Sorry no trailers.

4 & 5 cylinder diesel vehicles should carry 140 litres of fuel
V8 diesel vehicles should carry 200 litres of fuel
If you have a V6 or straight six diesel vehicle I recommend 160 litres of fuel
Petrol vehicles need to carry 260 litres of fuel

A UHF radio – we can hire you a radio
Carry a snatch strap and rated shackles (see our shop if you need recovery equipment)
Spare fan belts, fuel filter, oil and brake fluid, 1 extra spare tyre (not mounted on a rim) 

Driver experience
Prior experience is necessary but we will assist you as we go, you might consider attending our driver training course. - Do you require Driver Training?

This is a self catered tour, bring your own food and drink requirements, we supply a gas BBQ for your use in camp.

Camping gear
You need to supply your own camping gear, this is a camping tour there is no accommodation option. Carry warm clothing at all times.

There are toilets and showers at some of our camp sites.

More Info – will be sent to you once you register with your deposit


Refund Policy

Great Divide Tours reserves the right to cancel or alter any tour or course at any time. Great Divide Tours will determine if any refund is due if this action occurs.

In the event of you canceling a booking the following refund policy applies. Deposits are non refundable. If your booking can be reallocated to another participant then the deposit can be transferred to another tour of your choice which must be taken within 18 months of the original booked tour. The full tour fee is payable 4 weeks prior to the tour and is not refundable after this time. You should consider taking out Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances including illness, vehicle problems or family matters.