John Simons Flora & Fauna Sanctuary

Three children feeding a mob of kangaroos


Located within the Living Desert is the 180ha John Simons Flora & Fauna Sanctuary which is bordered by an electric predator-proof fence.

The area allows visitors to gain an educational and cultural experience which further enhances an understanding of our area's Aboriginal Heritage.

On the 2.2km Sanctuary Cultural Walk Trail you will discover Aboriginal Heritage, wildflowers (incl. Sturt Desert Peas), an arboretum of native plants, geological interpretation, an animal viewing hide, scenic lookouts, a prospectors mine site, quartz outcrops and free ranging fauna including Wallaroos and Red Kangaroos.

Walking trail:
Approximately 2.2km - return

Estimated completion time:
Approximately 1.5 hours to walk and observe interpretations.

Please note: NO PETS ALLOWED (except guide dogs)



Summer months (Dec-Feb): 6.00am to 2.00pm

Remaining months: 9.00am to 5.00pm

When visiting the Living Desert, please be aware that this area is isolated. Sturdy footwear, a hat and sunscreen is advisable. Please wear appropriate clothing according to the weather and take sufficient drinking water with you. Remain on walking tracks at all times. Do not disturb the natural features of the environment. Do not touch interpretive displays or artefacts.