These hot, fresh water springs are very unique and are an outlet from the Great Artesian Basin. It is the largest known springs and the main spring offers a nice soothing swim for travellers after a hard day’s drive.
Since the late 1990s, new camping facilities have provided a nice area to camp and relax within the Witjira National Park. It is a very popular spot
, particularly with those venturing in from the Simpson Desert
passing through Pedirka and Mt Dare. A ranger, located at the springs (channel 10) can provide helpful advice and a Desert Pass.
The Dalhousie Springs 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.
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 will be required if camping. Note - those travellers doing a desert crossing will be covered for camping here within the full Desert Parks Pass.