Pedirka Desert
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The IBRA regions, with Pedirka Desert in red
Area1,250 km2 (480 sq mi)
StateSouth Australia
RegionFar North
Coordinates26°54′S 134°54′E / 26.9°S 134.9°E / -26.9; 134.9

The Pedirka Desert is a small Australian desert, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north-west of Oodnadatta and 250 kilometres (160 mi) north-east of Coober Pedy in South Australia. Mount Dare and Witjira National Park are just to the north.

The desert is relatively small, occupying about 1,250 square kilometres (480 sq mi).[1]

Pedirka Desert belongs to the Finke bioregion.[2] The sands are deep-red and it is vegetated by dense mulga woodlands.[2] Dunes in the desert are low, eroded, widely spaced and positioned parallel to each other.

Although the land is not over-appealing to pastoralists, it is progressively being developed.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Geosciences Australia – Deserts. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Fleming, M.; Brook, A. (2008). Australian Collaborative Rangeland Information System, Reporting Change in the Rangelands – 2007 (PDF). Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation. pp. 35, 42. ISBN 978-1-921218-96-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2013.

Coordinates: 26°54′S 134°54′E / 26.9°S 134.9°E / -26.9; 134.9