The Gibson Desert includes extensive undulating sand plains, dune fields, laterite grit plains and upland sandstone regions. It covers 160,000 square kilometers of the Central East Rangelands of Western Australia.
Few animals live in the Gibson Desert, including the red kangaroo, emu, bilby and thorny devil. To survive, they all have different ways of adapting to the desert climate. Each animal fits into its own special place in the environment.
The Great Victoria Desert (GVD) is Australia’s largest desert, stretching from eastern Western Australia through the western half of South Australia and covers 420,000 square kilometers of land.
A vast, arid region of sand hills and triodia desert grass, penetrated by Ernest Giles in 1874 and first traversed by him in 1876. It was named after Alfred Gibson, a member of Giles’ expedition who was lost while searching for water.
Uluru, better known by its European name Ayers Rock, sits proudly at the center of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It spans the Simpson Desert to the east and the Gibson Desert to the west.
Great Victoria Desert, arid wasteland in South Australia, Australia’s largest desert.
South Australia’s Great Victoria Desert (GVD) is one of nine distinct sub-landscapes in the Alinytjara Wilurara region. It is the largest desert in Australia and stretches over 700 kilometers. Its pristine, arid wilderness includes red sand dunes, rocky plains and dry salt lakes.
There are ten deserts in Australia: the Great Victoria Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Tanami Desert, Simpson Desert, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Strzelecki Desert, Sturt Stony Desert, Tirari Desert and Pedirka Desert. Only 3% of Australia’s population lives in the desert.