Formerly a cattle station, Mount Dare is today part of Witjira National Park. It is situated approximately 513 kilometres South-East of Alice Springs by road, and 10 kilometres South of the Northern Territory and South Australian border.
Witjira National Park is a desert park on the edge of the Simpson Desert with Marla to the West and Birdsville to the East. Nearby Dalhousie Mound Springs is a desert oasis inviting visitors to plunge into it's theraputic
heated spring waters. Other attractions of the park include Dalhousie Ruins.
For the Ornithologist Mount Dare is a haven abounding with prolific birdlife. Mount Dare, an original Outback Station Homestead, offers basic but comfortable accommodation and camping facilities, a stop-over where you can purchase supplies for crossing the Simpson Desert, touring North to Andado Station or New Crown and Finke, and South along the Oodnadatta Track. The facility has a 24 hour liquor licence.
There is an airstrip and Avgas fuel available; also super, unleaded and distillate fuel. Mechanical facilities are available including an inground pit, welding and tyre repairs and mechanical breakdown assistance.
Mount Dare's location offers an adventurous four-wheel drive trek into the arid desert. A place from which to make base camp, and explore the surrounding gibber stone country and Finke River flood plains, or just relax in the hot thermal springs at Dalhousie.
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