The Great Victoria Desert is the largest desert in Australian and it is also the 3 rd largest desert in the world. After the Sharer and the Arabian desert .
The Great Victoria Desert is 700km/ 435miles from west to east with the western part belonging to western Australia .
Size and location
The Great Victoria Desert in Australian was first crossed by the European explorer Ernest Giles in 1875 and he named it after queen Victoria.
David Lindsey's expedition crossed the area from north to south in 1891 and there were 3 more explored to cross that desert to.
The Great Victoria Desert receives only little rain, though not as little as one might suspect for a desert.
The rainfall range is 200-250mm a year, the rain is unreliable .
The summer are hot, anything between. 20 and 40c (90-105f).
Winter temperatures range from a comfortable 20 to 25c, nights can be freezing.
PIctures The Great Victoria Desert
The amount of vegetation may surprise you.
Australia has always been a dry continent, and the plants are well adapted to living with very little water you will find a huge variety of shrubs and smaller plants when it does rain the transformation is total the dessert bursts in to bloom seemingly over night.
GREAT VICTORIA DESERT BY, KELLIANN DEROSA & DAVID TRAN