Big Desert Wilderness Park
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The Big Desert is home to a wide variety of birds, reptiles and mammals. It provides a challenge for the experienced hiker, offering a rare opportunity to experience a landscape largely unaffected by human activity.
How to get there
There are no tracks into the park. Some old fire trails are being revegetated and are not suitable for vehicles. The best approach is by walking from the Nhill-Murrayville Road, which is separated from the park by a 5km strip of public land. The Nhill-Murrayville Road is a dry weather road only and may be rough in places.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
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09 May 2013
About 120,000 birds arrived at Victorian wetlands during early spring from as far afield as Siberia and Japan. More than 30,000 of them take up residence in the Port Phillip areas of Cheetham Wetlands, Werribee, Swan Bay, Edwards Point and Mud Island. The birds rest and feed during the Northern hemisphere winter, …