Desert Travel & Adventures

Meet the Big Red Sand Dune in the Simpson Desert of Australia

Formerly known as "Nappanerica", the Big Red sand dune is the largest and most famous dune in Queensland's Simpson Desert, located 33kms west of Birdsville. The area comprises over 1100 dunes and is a paradise for 4WD off-road drivers, sandboarders, and desert dwellers venturing into the Australian Outback. Sunset view from Big…

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Sandboarding in Johannesburg

The landlocked region of Gauteng in South Africa does not have any coastal dunes, but it is still possible to practice sand surfing at Mount Mayhem mine dumps, located in Boksburg about half a hour drive from Johannesburg and just outside of Benoni. Mount Mayhem Sandboarding. Sandboarding at Mt. Mayhem…

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Mojave National Preserve Travel Guide

Mojave National Preserve is an area of immense desert landscapes in southeastern California. It is federally protected as a National Preserve and is part of the National Park System. Mojave National Preserve's enormous desert territories include elements of three of the four major North American deserts: the Mojave, Great Basin,…

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Sandboarding in Fraser Island

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fraser Island is one of Queensland's most popular attractions for beach lovers and it's no surprise that this incredible location - which is also the largest sand island in the entire world - is also a hotspot for sandboarding and dune sports. There are…

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The Most Dangerous Deserts in the World

The desert is by definition one of the harshest envinroments you can find on Earth. Whether insanely hot or or completely frozen, deserts are places where life is at struggle and danger lurks behind every corner. Extreme weather, dehydration, sunstroke and venomous predators are all threats that you will find…

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Sandboarding in Kuwait

Much of the country of Kuwait is covered by the Arabian desert and while it does not have as many great dunes as nearby destinations like Saudi Arabia, the UAE or Qatar, you can still have some nice outdoors fun. There are not many companies that offer sandboarding tours, so…

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Sandboarding in Mongolia

Mongolia is home to the Gobi desert, one of the most stunning deserts in the world, which is also the main attraction luring tourists and adventure travellers to the country. It is however a cold desert which does not have a lot of sand, but there are a few exceptions.…

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