People going on holidays to Australia have been advised that the Simpson Desert, situated near Queensland, is to close to visitors this winter (the southern hemisphere’s summer).

People going on holidays to Australia have been advised that the Simpson Desert, situated near Queensland, is to close to visitors this winter (the southern hemisphere’s summer).

Trevor Naismith from South Australia’s environment department said that the area can get dangerously hot and closing the desert between December 1st and March 15th is a necessary measure.

“The Simpson Desert is one of the most fascinating, majestic places in Australia, but in the middle of summer it’s also one of the harshest and potentially one of the most unforgiving, dangerous places,” he commented.

Temperatures are expected to reach between 40 and 50 degrees C in the desert during the summer.

Anyone looking for alternative Australian destinations could consider visiting the South, where cities such as Sydney are much cooler, Travel Library recommends.

November to March is the most popular time to visit the city for visitors wanting sunshine without the searing heat.

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