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The park has a number of marked, signposted walks, ranging from 30 minutes to three days duration. These are in the eastern block of the park, and are accessible by 2WD vehicles.

Self Guided Nature Walks

Stringybark Walk (30min - 1 hour)

Located on the Harrow - Nhill Road, this short walk show cases the diversity of Little Desert. A brochure at the start of the walk will guide you.

Sanctuary-Keith Hateley Nature Walk (30min)

Start in the picnic area, 10km south of Kiata. A Park Note explains the abundant plant and bird life in this area, including the rarely sighted Malleefowl.

Pomponderoo Hill Nature Walk (30min)

This walk is on the park’s northern boundary, 4km south of Dimboola. It loops around typical desert vegetation. A lookout gives an excellent view of the park, Wimmera River and the surrounding area.

Yanipy Walk

Explore the plant and animal diversity on a self - guided walk around the Yanipy School Reserve.

Campground walks

Kiata campground

Several tracks start from the campground. Brochures are available at the start of these walks.

Horseshoe Bend/Ackle Bend campgrounds

A short walk that leads to Ackle Bend provides great views of the eastern block, particularly at sunset. Walkers can continue past Ackle Bend and follow the track a further 1km to the river before returning to the campgrounds.

Long distance walks

Desert Discovery Walk

Long distance walkers can tackle all or part of the 84 km Desert Discovery Walk. Options of one to four days duration are possible.

A separate brochure is available for this walk. Overnight walkers are asked to register their details in advance at the Park Office. There are two overnight camps along the way, accessible only by walkers.

This walk is a great opportunity to experience some of the park’s diversity on foot. It is especially colourful in spring.

Visitor experiences