Australia is home to the largest artesian system in the world. The Great Artesian Basin, which covers more than 20 per cent of the Australian continent, has around 600 artesian spring complexes in twelve major groups. Springs can range in size from only a few metres across to large clusters of freshwater pools known as 'supergroups'. Witjira-Dalhousie Springs is a supergroup that contains around 60 springs, extending over an area of more than 50,000 hectares.
Witjira-Dalhousie Springs was included in the National Heritage List on 4 August 2009.
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