Little Desert National Park
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- 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, Wednesday 9 May, 2018
- At Horseshoe Bend Camping Area visitors may notice that Red Gums are currently experiencing dieback, this is caused by a native insect, known as a Psyllid. Find out more. at Horseshoe Bend Campground, Tuesday 23 May, 2017
- At Ackle Bend Camping Area visitors may notice that Red Gums are currently experiencing dieback, this is caused by a native insect, known as a Psyllid. Find out more. at Ackle Bend Campground, Tuesday 23 May, 2017
- Established:December 1968
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
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