Wyperfeld National Park

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Wyperfeld National Park

Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Wotjobaluk Traditional Owners have to Wyperfeld National Park, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country. We’re proud to work with Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation in the co-management of this Aboriginal cultural landscape.
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Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks.

The central feature of this huge park is a chain of lake beds connected by Outlet Creek, the northern extension of the Wimmera River. The lakes only fill when the Wimmera River over-supplies Lake Hindmarsh to the south of Lake Albacutya. When it rains the semi-arid landscape is transformed by tiny desert plants that sprout from long-dormant seeds, carpeting the ground with clusters of flowers.

Things to do in the area

 
The view from inside a tent, looking out to the grassy landscape and cloudy sky.

Camping in Wyperfeld National Park

Camp under the stars among Mallee sand dunes at Wonga, Snow Drift or Casuarina campgrounds.
A four wheel drive is parked to the side of a a sandy track at Wyperfeld National Park with a cloudy sky overhead.

Eastern Lookout

Enjoy views over the vast landscape and see kangaroos and emus in the wild. Eastern Lookout is a great spot to watch the sunrise or sunset over the desert.
A dirt path weaves among trees and past a park bench at the Tyakil Nature Walk in Wyperfeld National Park.

Black Flat

Have a picnic at Black Flat and explore further afield on the Tyakil Nature Walk.

Wildlife and Nature

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Emus
Kangaroos

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know the all 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

Wyperfeld National Park

Wyperfeld National Park is 450kms north‐west of Melbourne and may be reached:

via the Western Highway at Dimboola through Rainbow to southern Wyperfeld
via the Sunraysia Highway at Speed through Patchewollock to Pine Plains
via Hopetoun on the Henty Highway
via Underbool on the Mallee Highway.

A sealed road provides access from Rainbow or Hopetoun to Wonga Camping area in the south. Casuarina and Snowdrift camping areas in the north of the park are accessible from Patchewollock by two wheel drive. If coming from Underbool along Gunners Track or Wonga, four wheel drive is required.

Camping and accommodation

Located in the south of the park is the popular and spacious bookable Wonga Camping Area. This large picnic and camping area provides a range of facilities including a picnic shelter, tables, fireplaces, toilets, and water for handwashing. Nearby within walking distance the Visitor Information Centre has displays and information about the park.

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Wyperfeld National Park

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