Walks in Little Desert National Park

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Walks in Little Desert National Park

Little Desert National Park

The park has a number of marked, signposted walks, ranging from 30 minutes to three days duration.

These are in the eastern block of the park, and are accessible by 2WD vehicles.

Self guided nature walks

Stringybark Walk (30min - 1 hour)

Located on the Harrow - Nhill Road, this short walk show cases the diversity of Little Desert. A brochure at the start of the walk will guide you.

Keith Hateley Nature Walk (30min)

Starts at the Sanctuary Picnic Ground, 10km south of Kiata. See the Keith Hateley Nature Walk fact sheet (PDF), which explains the abundant plant and bird life in this area, including the rarely sighted Malleefowl.

Pomponderoo Hill Nature Walk (30min)

This walk is on the park’s northern boundary, 4km south of Dimboola. It loops around typical desert vegetation. A lookout gives an excellent view of the park, Wimmera River and the surrounding area. See the Pomponderoo Hill Nature Walk fact sheet (PDF).


Campground walks

Kiata campground

Several tracks start from the campground. See the Kiata Campground Walks fact sheet (PDF).

Horseshoe Bend/Ackle Bend campgrounds

A short walk that leads to Ackle Bend provides great views of the eastern block, particularly at sunset. Walkers can continue past Ackle Bend and follow the track a further 1km to the river before returning to the campgrounds.

Long distance walks

 

Trail head for the Discovery Walk at Little Desert National Park

Little Desert Discovery Walk

This four-day walk has been designed to showcase the different ecosystems of the Little Desert National Park. With two overnight camps along the way, long-distance walkers can tackle all or part of the 74 km Little Desert Discovery Walk.

How to get there

Walks in Little Desert National Park

Facilities

Toilets
Carpark

Need to know

Walks in Little Desert National 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 Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2020

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. View the list of 2020 seasonal road closures for details and check the corresponding map numbers with the seasonal road closure 2020 index map for locations of the closures or visit the seasonal road closures page for more information.

 
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