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Little Desert National Park

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Wimmera River, Ackle Bend by Bianca Gold

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Location: Little Desert National Park

Red Gum Track by Bianca Gold

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Scented Sundew (Droser aberrans)

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Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise

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Location: Little Desert National Park

Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise

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Location: Little Desert National Park

Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise

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Location: Little Desert National Park

Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise

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Location: Little Desert National Park

Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise

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Little Desert, Pomponderoo Hill track

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Change of conditions

  • Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which may result in some areas being closed from the time of ignition until the area is declared safe. Areas affected include: McCabes Hut Track from the intersection of Mallee Track and Mcabes Hut Track to the intersection of Eagle Swamp Track and Southern Boundary Access Track; and Desert Discovery walking track from Horseshoe Bend campground to McCabes Hut Track. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from Monday 29 August 2016 subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns at Little Desert National Park
    Monday 29 August, 2016 |
  • Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 1: Little Desert NP (West) and Map 4: Little Desert National Park for locations of the closures. at Little Desert National Park
    Thursday 12 May, 2016 |
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Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking

The range of soil types in Little Desert National Park causes marked differences in vegetation. Many species of plants and animals have succeeded, on poor soils with little water, in creating a kind of arid landscape where survival depends on maintaining a delicate balance of natural forces.

The best time to visit the park is between late winter and early summer when the temperatures are comfortable and the park is full of blossoms and wildflowers. Camp beside the Wimmera River, and enjoy bushwalks, birdwatching or four-wheel driving.

How to get there

Little Desert National Park is 375kms from Melbourne, between the Wimmera River and the South Australian border (Melway Ref: 519 H9). A number of bitumen roads lead to the park from the Western Highway and a gravel road leads from Dimboola to the eastern section of the park. Most tracks within the park are very sandy and are suitable for four wheel drive vehicles only.

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

Popular things to do

walking

Walking

The park has a number of marked, signposted walks, ranging from 30 minutes to three days duration. These are in…

Mallee hike-in camp

Mallee Walkers Camp

Access Mallee walkers camp is located on the northern loop of the Little Desert Discovery Walk, halfway between Kiata and…

camping

Kiata Campground

This campground is set in among Yellowgum and Blackbox woodland. Access Kiata camping area is located 10km south of the…

Camper in tent

Yellowgums Walkers Camp

Access Yellowgums walkers camp is located on the southern loop of the Little Desert Discovery Walk, between Kiata and Horseshoe…

Broughtons Waterhole

Broughtons Waterhole

This campground is set in among Yellowgum woodland. Access Broughtons Waterhole camping area is accessible off the McDonald Highway on…

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Facilities Summary

  • Campsites
  • Information Shelter
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

December 1968

Area

132647ha

Contact information

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