Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in Western Block North break being closed from the time of ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 20 September 2018 and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at www.vic.gov.au/plannedburns
at Little Desert National Park
Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 1: Little Desert NP (West) and Map 4: Little Desert National Park for locations of the closures.
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At Horseshoe Bend Camping Area visitors may notice that Red Gums are currently experiencing dieback, this is caused by a native insect, known as a Psyllid. Find out more.
at Horseshoe Bend Campground
At Ackle Bend Camping Area visitors may notice that Red Gums are currently experiencing dieback, this is caused by a native insect, known as a Psyllid. Find out more.
at Ackle Bend Campground
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
Horseshoe Bend, Ackle Bend and Kiata campgrounds are popular locations for vehicle-based camping. These sites are accessible by two wheel…
The park has a number of marked, signposted walks, ranging from 30 minutes to three days duration. These are in…
This campground is surrounded by an impressive bend of the Wimmera River and provides great views, particularly at sunset.AccessHorseshoe Bend…
This campground is set in among yellow gum and blackbox woodland.AccessKiata Campground is located 10km south of the Kiata township…
This campground provides great views, particularly at sunset. Walkers can follow a 1km track to the Wimmera River before returning…
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- Picnic Shelter
- Gravel carpark
- Birds of the Mallee Parks (PDF 716.9 KB)
- Birds of the Mallee Parks (accessible version) (MS Word Document 1.2 MB)
- Little Desert Discovery Walk Track Notes (PDF 772.7 KB)
- Little Desert Discovery Walk Track Notes (accessible version) (MS Word Document 3.0 MB)
- Little Desert National Park (east) - Map (PDF 1.5 MB)
- LIttle Desert National Park (west) - Map (PDF 1.1 MB)
- Little Desert National Park - Keith Hateley Nature Walk (PDF 463.3 KB)
- Little Desert National Park - Stringybark and Loop Walks (PDF 489.6 KB)
- Little Desert National Park - Visitor Guide (PDF 1.3 MB)
- Little Desert National Park - Visitor Guide (accessible version - text only) (MS Word Document 11.1 MB)
- Little Desert National Park Management Plan (PDF 4.9 MB)
- Little Desert National Park Overnight Walking Trip Intention Form (PDF 251.1 KB)
- Little Desert National Park Overnight Walking Trip Intention Form (accessible version) (MS Word Document 318.9 KB)
- Little Desert NP - Keith Hateley Nature Walk (accessible version) (MS Word Document 745.5 KB)
- Little Desert NP Stringybark and Loop Walks (accessible version) (MS Word Document 803.0 KB)