Come walking through a landscape where the peace is complete, the deep blue sky is endless and the red dirt under your feet is firm and solid. This environment is so vast with so much to discover. You will be guided through the landscape sharing the secrets of this, the heart of Australia.
Australian Desert Expeditions conduct scientific and ecological survey expeditions into remote regions of Australian Central deserts. They partner with Indigenous Australians, leading universities, state and national government land management authorities, national conservation organisations and private research institutions. These surveys are a direct living link to the historical spirit and cultural heritage of scientific desert exploration of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
There are two components to the research surveys – the ecological and scientific documentation, and the desert trekking experience with our camel team. Walking alongside traditionally outfitted packcamels, delivering the smallest environmental footprint possible, is ideal for traversing the arid zone and learning about the desert flora & fauna and the people who have called the desert home for thousands of years. These gentle giants will become your firm friends and companions on your journey across the Simpson Desert.
You can join our research surveys and assist the ecologists with their important fieldwork, which may include collecting and documenting botanical specimens, assisting with marsupial trapping surveys or anthropological, archaeological & palaeontological documentation and recovery, all whilst travelling in the grand tradition of the early explorers and pioneering Afghan cameleers.
Walking the desert is timeless. Every single step reveals the story of our ancient landscape.
Take a look at the current Surveys & Expeditions at www.desertexpeditions.org or for more information, complete the enquiry form below.
Ready to book? Click here.