The beautiful sand of the Simpson Dessert with the track disappearing in the distance
The Lone Gum Tree
Along the Rig Road, in the Simpson Desert Conservation Park, you will come across the Lone Gum, which is a box eucalypt. This species is normally found in clayey soils near waterways, how this lone tree has survived here for a considerable length of time remains a mystery.
It was fenced off in 1966 to stop vehicles coming too close and causing damage to its root system. Since then new seedlings have been seen to sprout around the tree.