Little Desert National Park
The little Desert National Park is a nature lover’s heaven.
Stretching west from the Wimmera River near Dimboola to the South Australian border, the park covers 132 000 hectares of varied and diverse vegetation. The Little Desert is home to 670 species of native plants, 220 bird species along with an impressive list of marsupials and reptiles.
One of the most popular locations in the Little Desert is Horseshoe bend, approx. 5km south of Dimboola. This camping and picnic area, along with nearby Ackle Bend, are nestled amongst the river red gums beside the picturesque Wimmera River. The river itself is easily accessed for a swim or to launch some kayaks or canoes.
The Nhill-Harrow road dissects the Little Desert and provides a great introduction to the park passing the Little Desert Nature Lodge and numerous short nature walks as it heads south from the Western Highway at Nhill.
From easily accessed idyllic campsites at Horseshoe and Ackle Bend (near Dimboola) and Kiata Camp Ground (near Nhill), to challenging 4wd tracks and multi-day bushwalks, the Little Desert National Park has a lot to offer! It is the perfect place to escape the crowds and hustle and bustle of modern living, and a great place to take the family for a weekend or extended stay.
Further information about camping
Further information about Flora and Fauna
The road into Kiata Campground in the north of the Little Desert crosses some sandstone ridges affording fantastic views of the National Park and surrounding farmland.