Big Red Sand Dune, Simpson Desert

‘Big Red’ is the name given to a particular sand dune that marks the symbolic edge of the Simpson Desert.

Situated approximately 35 kms west of Birdsville and on private property, Big Red (original name Nappanerica) stands well over 30 metres tall and is part of a series of around 1,140 parallel sand dunes stretching across the desert. The dune is red from rusting iron particles in the sand and provides a challenge for any 4WD enthusiast.

Bring a bottle of champagne and enjoy the spectacular sunset from the top of Big Red with family, friends or as part of a tour. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Big Red is also the site of the Big Red Bash — an annual 3-day music festival featuring some of the biggest names in Australian music.