Dergholm State Park

Dergholm State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Gunditjmara Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Set among rolling hills in Western Victoria, Dergholm State Park is a great place to bush walk, picnic and enjoy the tranquil natural setting. The park protects diverse vegetation communities including woodlands, open forests, undisturbed heaths and swamps, varied wildlife and geological features.

When European settlement began in the late 1830s, the traditional lifestyle and social and cultural structures of the indigenous people were profoundly affected. The area was used for grazing and timber cutting until Dergholm State Park was proclaimed in September 1992. 

Dergholm State Park is a great place for bushwalking and picnicking in tranquil natural surrounds. Enjoy spectacular spring wildflowers by day. At night, try a spotlight walk and look for nocturnal animals such as the elusive Sugar Glider. Dergholm State Park’s vegetation features Brown Stringybark and Red Gum, with significant Swampy Riparian, Clay Heath, Yellow Gum and Pink Gum vegetation communities. These communities host a variety of birds and animals. 

Keep your eyes peeled for Echidnas, Koalas, Grey Kangaroos and various reptiles are often seen. Birdwatchers may be lucky to spot the threatened Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Swift Parrot or Powerful Owl.

Things To Do

A cleared area with picnic tables and a fire pit, surrounded by forest.

Baileys Rock camping area

Baileys Rock camping area is the spot to camp, have a picnic or take a walk from along the short loop walking track (330m). Along the track you can view and explore the large 500 million year old granite rocks at Baileys Rocks.
A unpaved track through a green wooded area

Rocky Creek Walking Track

Starting further upstream, enjoy the Rocky Creek walking track loop at 5km return. Toilets, water, barbecues and picnic tables are provided.

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Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Dergholm State Park

The 10,400ha park consists of two separate blocks (Youpayang and Bogalara) and is located in Western Victoria, 390km from Melbourne and 450km from Adelaide. From Adelaide turn south off the Wimmera Highway at Apsley, following Route C211.

Need to know

Dergholm State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Dergholm State Park will be closed on Wednesday 28th February

    Due to the Catastrophic fire rating , Dergholm State Park, including all walking tracks and Baileys Rocks Camping area will be closed on Wednesday 28th February.

    Public Safety is our primary concern.

  • Baileys Rocks Walk (Dergholm State Park)

    Night park closures for deer control operations

    Parts of Dergholm State Park, Tooley Lake Mundi Wildlife Reserve and Wilkin Flora and Fauna Reserve will be closed to visitors at night for the safe delivery of invasive species shooting programs between Sunday 25th of February through to Friday 1st March 2024.  Bailey Rocks campground will remain open during this time.  For further information please email westregiondcp@parks.vic.gov.au

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