Wentworth Tourism

Regional Drives

27. Perry Sandhills

According to geologists, the Perry Sandhills originated after an Ice Age (40,000 years ago) and were formed by wind erosion over thousands of years. Skeletal remains of giant mega-fauna (kangaroos, lions, emus, wombats and a giant goanna) have been found here. Replicas of these animals are now on show at the Wentworth Pioneer Museum. Aboriginal tribes used this area to camp and hunt. Evidence of this is still being uncovered as the sands drift. Over the first sand dune, a 500 year old river red gum tree, known as the God Tree, can be found. Her trunk is buried in the sand allowing you to stand in the canopy of the tree. The Sandhills were used as a bombing range during WW2. The area has been utilised as a backdrop in many films, TV Shows, Advertisements, Theatre/Music presentations and as a perfect spot for a fun family outing.