Simpsons GapFauna of Simpsons Gap Birds of Simpsons Gap Frogs of Simpsons Gap Flora of Simpsons Gap Landscape of Simpsons Gap

Rungutjirpa is the Arrernte Aboriginal name for Simpsons Gap and is the mythological home of a group of giant goanna ancestors.

It is also home to a number of fauna, from tiny insects to wallabies and kangaroos. Some of the more well known creatures that call this part of the West MacDonnell Ranges include:

Black-footed Rock Wallabies

Simpsons Gap is home to a group of resident Black-footed Rock Wallabies. This spot is popular with visitors hopping to catch a glimpse of the these wallabies, especially at dawn and dust, although visitors have also been lucky to see a number of wallabies in the mid morning period during the cooler winter-spring season.

Our Fauna section has more information on the Black-footed Rock Wallabies.


Centipede


Stimson’s Python

Our Fauna section has more information on the Stimson’s Python.


Water Scorpion


Wolf Spider

The Wolf Spider (Lycosidae sp) describes a spider that belong to over 120 genera, that encompassed many thousands of species.


Simpsons GapFauna of Simpsons Gap Birds of Simpsons Gap Frogs of Simpsons Gap Flora of Simpsons Gap Landscape of Simpsons Gap

West MacDonnell RangesBirthday Waterhole Ellery Creek Big Hole Finke Two Mile Glen Helen Gorge Jay Creek John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve Laura Creek Larapinta Drive Mount Sonder / Rwetyepme Namatjira Drive The Neil Hargrave Lookout Ochre Pits Ormiston Gorge & Pound Point Howard Lookout Redbank Gorge Simpsons Gap

MacDonnell RangesEast MacDonnell Ranges West MacDonnell Ranges Tjoritja West MacDonnell National Park