Latitude -34.100851, Longitude 141.870017
Located in Outback NSW, nearest town Wentworth
According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills were formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. The dunes are located just outside of Wentworth, and are a picturesque land formation of 400 acres of continuously shifting sand dunes.
Skeleton remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, lions, emus and wombats) have been found in the sandhills. Replicas of these animals are now on show at the Pioneer Museum in Wentworth.
Aboriginal tribes once used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift and alter the landscape.
Once in the carpark, walk behind the shelter and locate a single Murray River Gum tree in the middle of the sand. Climb the dunes and walk in under the canopy of the Murray River Red Gum - this tree is possibly more than 500 years old. The sand over time has completely covered the trunk.
The sandhills were used as a bombing range during WWII. Now, the area is utilised as a backdrop for many films, T.V. shows and ads, and theatre/music presentations.
To find the Perry Sandhills take the Silver City Highway north from Wentworth and travel approximately six kilometres. Look for a lane leading off from the western side of the road with a sign to the sandhills.