John Simons Flora & Fauna Sanctuary
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.
Approximately 2.2km - return
Estimated completion time:
Approximately 1.5 hours to walk and observe interpretations.
SANCTUARY OPENING TIMES
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.