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Little Desert National Park

Little Desert National Park
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Shingleback
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Salt Lake
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Spring Flowers
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Looking at Mt arapiles
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Walk to Pomonderoo Hill
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Kiata Campground
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Horseshoe Bend Campground
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Horseshoe Bend on the Wimmera River
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Ackle Bend
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Wimmera River, Ackle Bend by Bianca Gold
from Parks Victoria
 
Red Gum Track by Bianca Gold
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Scented Sundew (Droser aberrans)
from Parks Victoria
 
Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise
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Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise
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Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise
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Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise
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Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise
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Little Desert, Pomponderoo Hill track
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  • 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

Park Statistics

  • Established:December 1968
  • Area:132647ha
Camp fires
Camping
Four wheel driving
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

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Popular things to do

  • Camping Horseshoe Bend, Ackle Bend and Kiata campgrounds are popular locations for vehicle-based camping. These sites are accessible by two wheel…

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

  • Horseshoe Bend Campground This campground is surrounded by an impressive bend of the Wimmera River and provides great views, particularly at sunset.AccessHorseshoe Bend…

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