Perry Sandhills

The Perry Sandhills are on the edge of the flood plain that includes Thegoa Lagoon. They are ancient and include Aboriginal cultural heritage areas. The sandhills have been used as a backdrop in many films and television shows.

According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills originated after an ice age (40,000 years ago) and are formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. The dunes are located six kilometres outside of Wentworth and are a unique land formation of 400 acres of continuously shifting sand dunes.

Skeleton remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, lions, emus and wombats) have been found there. Replicas of these animals are now on show at the Pioneer Museum in Wentworth. Aboriginal tribes used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift.

Nearby events

  1. Material Sound

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    Material Sound brings together six contemporary artists who have created installations that play with the sounds created by different materials - from video footage of the moon, to a robot ping pong machine, to synthesised sounds produced b…

    22 Mar - 29 Apr
  2. Rise! by Nat Ord

    Thursday 22 March 2018 to Sunday 08 April 2018 , Albury Wodonga

    Rise! surveys ten inspirational and forging women, through portrait and story, from the North East Victorian and Murray regions. Standing tall in vast and varied fields from community service and environment, to sport and entertainment, th…

    22 Mar - 08 Apr