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Welcome to Little Desert National Park

Situated south of Nhill, the Little Desert National Park offers a wide variety of activities for the nature enthusiast with an abundance of flora and fauna. It is the second largest national park in Victoria


The Little Desert National Park has so much to see and do. Whether your interested in bush walking, 4WD, dirt bike riding, horticulture, or simply seeing animals in their natural habitat, this National Park has it all. For the avid bird watcher, personalised ‘Birding’ Tours can booked through the Little Desert Nature Lodge (03) 5391 5232.


There are many walking trails through the Little Desert National Park. As weather conditions and seasons can affect the trails, please contact Park Victoria on 13 19 63 or visit their website for up to date information on track closures and fire danger.


The Little Desert National Park has approximately 670 species of plants and 200 species of birds. Wildlife includes possums, the black-faced kangaroo, the silky desert mouse and reptiles such as the bearded dragon and the short-tailed snake. The Mallee Fowl is indigenous to this area of Victoria but keep an eye out for Wedge-Tailed Eagles, the endangered Red-Tail Black Cockatoo and many other species.


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  • Horseshoe Bend & Ackle Bend Camping Grounds Dimboola

  • Kiata Camping Ground

  • Little Desert Nature Lodge

    The Little Desert Nature Lodge offers a range of comfortable accommodation and camping options set in natural bushland surrounds with the bird life, emus and kangaroos literally at your doorstep for independent travelers as well as organised group tours.


You will need to be self sufficient of all your food and drink whilst at the Park. When hiking, please ensure that you carry adequate water for your journey.


The nearest shops for supplies and fuel is Kaniva and Nhill to the north, Goroke to the south and Dimboola to the east.


For information about the Big Desert Wilderness Park contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 or visit the Hindmarsh Shire Council Website and the West Wimmera Shire Council Website


Birds and Plants of the Little Desert