are collection of over 60 natural artesian springs
located in Witjira National Park
on the western fringe of the Simpson Desert
, 180 kilometres northeast
in northern South Australia
. Spring water temperatures range from 38 to 43 degrees C. The water is highly mineralised but drinkable (barely). Dalhousie Springs are a popular starting point for crossing the Simpson Desert eastwards to Birdsville
(around 600 kilometres).
In 1915, the total flow rate of the Dalhousie Springs complex was over 23,000 liters/second, but drilling had reduced this to 17,360 liters/second by 2000.
There are a number of unique species of fish that live in the waters around Dalhousie Springs, such as the Dalhousie catfish, the Dalhousie hardyhead and some species of chlamydogobius.