Section 2 – The Simpson Desert to Finke via the French Line (Simpson Desert) 510km
The Simpson Desert is the largest parallel sand dune desert in the world. It has a world-wide legendary reputation and was the last desert in Australia to be explored. The dunes are spaced from 200m to over 1 kms apart. The French Line is the shortest route through the Simpson Desert but the most difficult as it has considerably larger and more difficult sand dunes to negotiate. It has been described as a roller coaster ride traversing approximately 1100 dunes as high as 160 feet tall – boom!