What is the closest jungle to the Great Victoria Desert in Australia?
I'm writing a book that takes place in Australia, and I need to see if my character can realistically travel from his home by the Great Victoria Desert to a jungle in about three-four hours.
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
There are no jungles around Great Victoria Desert.
A jungle is supposed to be located in a much-northern, tropical zone where it's wet and warm/humid all year round.
The Great Victoria Desert, however, is located more south, that means it has a hot and cold season. And since it's a desert, it is dry all year round with scorching hot summers and cool winters. You surely won't find a jungle there.
Try northern Queensland. There is a desert there and also jungles/rainforests, too.
- cc_of_0zLv 710 years ago
The Great Victoria Desert is in the south central area of Australia (most of it in the state of South Australia). The nearest area that could remotely be called Jungle would be in coastal far North Queensland (Cape Yorke peninsula especially). Logistically it would take far more than 3-4 hours to travel that far. It would take 4 hours or more just to fly from Adelaide (the nearest major airport) to Cairns (and then drive for several hours to get to Cape York).Source(s): Australian ,,,^..^,,,
- BrookyLv 710 years ago
I think you're probably after tropical rather than temperate rainforest and in that case, all of Australia's tropical rainforests are located on the east coast north of Townsville, so they're a long way from the Great Victoria Desert - much further than 3-4 hours away.
- Anonymous10 years ago
The human population of the Great Victoria Desert is extremely small.
The majority of human inhabitants are Indigenous Australians living in small communities.
The main communities in the region are Aparawatatja (Fregon, pop.310), Pukatja (Ernabella, pop. 470), Amata (pop.370), Iwantja (Indulkana, pop.320), Mimili (pop. 220) and Pipalyatjara (pop.140).
There are no major roads through the Great Victoria Desert and no large towns or cities.
The nearest tropical rainforest is in north Queensland, thousands of kilometres away. Even by plane t would take days to travel between the two areas due to the remoteness of the Great Victoria Desert.Source(s): http://www.anra.gov.au/topics/rangelands/overview/... http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/gr...
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- LorraineLv 44 years ago
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- MwahLv 610 years ago
Hmmm, considering there are no jungles in Australia I don't think 3-4 hours will cut it. Try South Africa for some jungle action.
- KarenLv 610 years ago
No suh thing as a jungle in Australia. You can refer to it as a rainforest or "the bush".
- jennifer hLv 710 years ago
There are no jungles in Australia.
- 10 years ago
We have rainforests which are close to jungles in many ways and is found across South Australian and Western Australia
the nearest rain forest is in South Australia to its right
- Anonymous10 years ago
we call our jungles rainforests