Camp beside the Wimmera River with its fringe of river red gums. Wake to birdsong, or hike the rolling dunes of the desert, alive with spring wildflowers and native wildlife.
Far from being a featureless and barren desert, the park is home to a surprising number of plant and animal species that have adapted to the semi-arid environment. Extensive heathlands and woodlands of yellow gum and slender cypress-pines support a diverse range of birds, from wrens, parrots and honeyeaters to the fascinating mound-building Mallee Fowl.
Experienced long distance walkers can tackle all or part of the 84 kilometre 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. 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.
Location: Little Desert National Park
Walk: 4 days
Start: Kiata/Horseshoe Bend camping ground
Finish: Kiata/Horseshoe Bend camping ground
Permits/bookings: For overnight walkers
Best time: Winter/Spring
Safety: This is a long distance walk in a remote area. Walkers must be fully self sustainable and experienced in remote walking. Walkers must be registered in advance at the Park Office.
Content: Tourism Victoria