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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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Location: Little Desert National Park

Scented Sundew (Droser aberrans)

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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

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

Location: Little Desert National Park

Little Desert Discovery - Naturewise

2 years ago from Unknown LDAP UserParks Victoria

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, Pomponderoo Hill track

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Location: Little Desert National Park

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Change of conditions

  • Ackle Bend is now open following Spring flooding. There is standing water in the billabongs near the camping areas. People and vehicles should stay out of the billabongs. at Ackle Bend Campground
    Thursday 24 November, 2016 |
  • Horseshoe Bend is now fully re-opened following the spring flooding. Some standing water remains in billabongs in the area. People and vehicles should stay out of the billabongs. at Horseshoe Bend Campground
    Thursday 24 November, 2016 |
  • Many remote tracks, particularly in the central and western blocks of the park, are currently impassable due to wet conditions. Visitors are advised to proceed with caution and be prepared to retrace potentially lengthy distances if planned routes are found to be inaccessible. at Little Desert National Park
    Friday 4 November, 2016 |
  • Red Gum Swamp bush camp in the central block of the park is currently inundated with water and not accessible to visitors. Sections of the Red Gum Swamp track are also inundated or are impassable.  at Red Gum Swamp
    Wednesday 2 November, 2016 |
  • Beat the bite! Due to recent flooding mosquito numbers are on the rise. Find out how to mosquito-proof your holiday. at Little Desert National Park
    Monday 17 October, 2016 |
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

Popular things to do

camping - river

Camping

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

walking

Walking

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

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend Campground

This campground is surrounded by an impressive bend of the Wimmera River and provides great views, particularly at sunset. Access…

camping

Kiata Campground

This campground is set in among yellow gum and blackbox woodland. Access Kiata Campground is located 10km south of the…

Ackle Bend

Ackle Bend Campground

This campground provides great views, particularly at sunset. Walkers can follow a 1km track to the Wimmera River before returning…

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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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