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 and Mildura Rowing Regatta

    Event dates to be confirmed: April 2019 , Wentworth

    Day One racing over 1000 metres downstream on the Darling River, Day Two racing over 500 metres upstream on the Darling River. Events include the State of Origin Mixed Eights race and a variety of Masters’ and Grade rowing from Single…

  2. Gol Gol Public School Country Fair

    Event dates to be confirmed: May 2019 , Wentworth

    Come along for a fantastic family day with activities for children, great food, a variety of stalls, an auction as well as all the great attractions you’ve come to know and love. Support the Gol Gol Public School.…