Little Desert National Park
Address: Western Hwy, Dimboola, Victoria 3414
Freecall: 131 963
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.
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.
Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.
Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Little Desert National Park is 375 km 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. The western and central blocks may be approached from Kaniva, the central and eastern blocks from Nhill and Kiata, and a good gravel road leads to the Wimmera River section of the eastern block from Dimboola. Similarly, bitumen road access is possible from the south via Mitre, Gymbowen, Goroke and Edenhope or Booroopki.
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Looking After the Park
* All native plants and animals are protected. * Fires may only be lit in fireplaces provided. * No dogs or cats. * No firearms, generators or chainsaws. * Vehicles may only be driven on roads open to the public. * Please take your rubbish with you.
* During certain times of the year, some tracks may be closed to vehicles. * Tracks in the western and central blocks are unsuited to two wheel drive vehicles. * Carry water with you, as supply is limited.
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