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. Wentworth Show

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Sunday 26 August 2018 , Wentworth

    Join Costa Georgiadis to open the 2018 Wentworth Show. As always, the Wentworth Show offers a great family day out for visitors and locals alike, highlighting country living. Pavilion displays include cookery, preserves and produce, floral…

    25 Aug - 26 Aug
  2. Peace Run Australia 2018

    Monday 10 September 2018 ,

    In 2018 the 31st anniversary Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run in Australia will travel from Wentworth, at the junction of Australia’s two longest rivers, the Murray and the Darling and run along the River Murray and through the Barossa Va…

    10 Sep
  3. Wentworth Golf Club WASP Fundraiser

    Sunday 16 September 2018 ,

    Come and play a friendly game of Golf to support the fundraising efforts for the Wentworth Skate Park Area. AUD20 per head includes a barbecue lunch, four person Ambrose. AUD25 per cart hire if available. Enjoy drinks, auction, raffles a…

    16 Sep