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

Camping fees apply at Horseshoe Bend and Ackle Bend campgrounds. Advance bookings and payment are required year round.

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Hike-in campgrounds for the Little Desert Discovery Walk are located at Yellow Gums and Mallee Walker’s camps.

Basic bush camping is available at Broughton’s waterhole and Red Gum Swamp, which are only accessible by four wheel drive.

Dispersed camping is permitted in the central and western blocks of the park. These areas are only accessible by four wheel drive.

 

Ackle Bend Campground

This campground provides great views, particularly at sunset. Walkers can follow a 1km track to the Wimmera River before returning to the campgrounds. Access Ackle Bend camping area is located…

Broughtons Waterhole

This campground is set in among yellow gum woodland. Access Broughtons Waterhole camping area is accessible off the McDonald Highway on a road suitable for four wheel drive vehicles only.…

Horseshoe Bend Campground

This campground is surrounded by an impressive bend of the Wimmera River and provides great views, particularly at sunset. Access Horseshoe Bend camping area is located on the Wimmera River,…

Kiata Campground

This campground is set in among yellow gum and blackbox woodland. Access Kiata Campground is located 10km south of the Kiata township on the Western Highway. The road is unsealed…

Mallee Walkers Camp

Access Mallee walkers camp is located on the northern loop of the Little Desert Discovery Walk, halfway between Kiata and Horseshoe Bend camping areas. Bookings No booking is required. Camping…

Red Gum Swamp

Access Red Gum Swamp camping area is accessible off Nhill-Harrow Road on a sandy track suitable for four wheel drive vehicles only. Bookings No booking is required. Camping is on…

Yellow Gums Walkers Camp

Access Yellow Gums Walkers Camp is located on the southern loop of the Little Desert Discovery Walk, between Kiata and Horseshoe Bend camping areas. Bookings No booking is required. Camping…

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