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Big Desert Wilderness Park

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Park Statistics

  • Established:April 1979
  • Area:142300ha
Bird watching
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk

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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