Little Desert Discovery Walk

Emus on the Little Desert Discovery Walk track

Orchids are plentiful in Spring time

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Little Desert Discovery Walk

Little Desert National Park

Dalkaiana Wartaty – Welcome.  The Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Peoples (collectively Wotjobaluk), the Traditional Owners of this land welcome you to country.

This four-day walk has been designed to showcase the different ecosystems of the Little Desert National Park. These include heathlands, salt lakes, dry woodlands and the Wimmera River also known to the Wotjobaluk Peoples, as Barringgi Gadyin.

Long distance walkers can tackle all or part of the 74 km Desert Discovery Walk. There are two overnight camps along the way, accessible only by walkers. This walk is a great opportunity to experience some of the park’s diversity on foot. It is especially colourful in spring.

Places to stay

 
Horsehoe Bend at Little Desert National Park

Horseshoe Bend Camping Area

Relax on the banks of the Wimmera River, also known to the Wotjobaluk Peoples, Traditional Owners of the area as Barringgi Gadyin. Set amongst ancient River Red Gums and surrounded by a variety of colourful birds you can enjoy fishing, swimming or canoeing or explore some of the easy walks nearby.
Kiata Campground at Little Desert National Park

Kiata Camping Area

Just 10km south of Kiata township this peaceful and picturesque campground is set in among yellow gum and black box woodland. It is a great base from which to explore the semi-arid landscape of the eastern and central area of the park and is home to a rich and diverse array of native flora and fauna.
Mallee Walkers camp at Little Desert National Park

Mallee Walkers Camp

Re-connect with the rawness and true remoteness of this campground in a semi-arid desert. Located on the northern loop of the Little Desert Discovery Walk, halfway between Kiata and Horseshoe Bend camping areas this camp services walkers on the Desert Discovery Walk.

Wildlife and wildflowers

Keep an eye out for kangaroos, emus and other wildlife.

After the spring rains, spectacular orchid displays can be found.

 

Kangaroos
Emus

How to get there

Little Desert Discovery Walk

You can begin the Little Desert Discovery Walk either from the Horseshoe Bend, Ackle Bend and Kiata campgrounds or from Conservation Volunteers, Little Desert Nature Lodge.

Facilities

Toilets

When to go

Need to know

Little Desert Discovery Walk

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.

  • Little Desert National Park

    Planned Burn Operation

    Lillimur track will be closed between Elliots track and East West Track in the Little Desert National Park. Ignition will commence on Sunday 22nd May and the area will be closed until Wednesday 25th May.

    Planned Burn

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION –
    Little Desert National Park–
                                                                                                                    
    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of the East West Track between
     Edenhope kaniva Road and Jacobs Track. from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
     
     
    For more information see attached map or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
     
    For more information on closures within Grampians National Park visit our change of conditions page  https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park  or contact 13 1963 
     
    Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Planned Burn

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION –
    Little Desert National Park–
                                                                                                                    
    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of the Tallegeira  track (between Elliots track & Northern break), Black Boy Track (between Northern break and Elliots track,) & Mt Moffat track( between Northern Break and Elliots track). Mt Moffat Look out will also be closure during the operation from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
     
     
    For more information see attached map or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
     
    For more information on closures within Grampians National Park visit our change of conditions page  https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park  or contact 13 1963 
     
    Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Planned Burn

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION –
    Little Desert National Park–
                                                                                                                    
    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of the Tallegeira  track (between Elliots track & Northern break), Black Boy Track (between Northern break and Elliots track,) & Mt Moffat track( between Northern Break and Elliots track). Mt Moffat Look out will also be closure during the operation from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
     
     
    For more information see attached map or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
     
    For more information on closures within Grampians National Park visit our change of conditions page  https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park  or contact 13 1963 
     
    Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Planned Burn

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION –
    Little Desert National Park–
                                                                                                                    
    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of the Tallegeira  track (between Elliots track & Northern break), Black Boy Track (between Northern break and Elliots track,) & Mt Moffat track( between Northern Break and Elliots track). Mt Moffat Look out will also be closure during the operation from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
     
     
    For more information see attached map or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
     
    For more information on closures within Grampians National Park visit our change of conditions page  https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park  or contact 13 1963 
     
    Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Planned Burn

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION –
    Little Desert National Park–
                                                                                                                    
    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of the McDonalds Hwy between
     Nhill Harrow Road and Brooks Track. Other tracks or intersection that maybe impacted are Stans Camp and McDonalds Hwy, Old Nhill Road and McDonalds Hwy. from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
     
     
     
    For more information see attached map or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
     
    For more information on closures within Grampians National Park visit our change of conditions page  https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park  or contact 13 1963 
     
    Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

    Planned Burn

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE NOTIFICATION –
    Little Desert National Park–
                                                                                                                    
    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which will result in the closure of the East West Track between
     Edenhope kaniva Road and Jacobs Track. from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe.
     
     
    For more information see attached map or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or visit https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au
     
    For more information on closures within Grampians National Park visit our change of conditions page  https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/grampians-national-park  or contact 13 1963 
     
    Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2022

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

 
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