Walks in Little Desert National Park


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.

Sanctuary-Keith Hateley Nature Walk (30min)

Start in the picnic area, 10km south of Kiata. A Park Note 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.

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



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

    Campground closure

    As directed by the Chief Health Officer all campsites, camping grounds and caravan parks closed from midnight 25 March 2020.
    People can continue to live on a closed caravan park or camping ground if it is registered as their primary place of residence or if they are staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available. For further information go to parks.vic.gov.au/COVID19

  • Little Desert National Park

    Planned burn from 23 March 2020

    Planned burning operations are scheduled in this park which may result in the C East Block edge break tracks area from Pluggers Lane to Pumpjack Track being closed from the time a burn is approved for ignition until the area is declared safe. Ignition of the burn is scheduled from 23 March and is subject to favourable weather. Check the status of current planned burns at https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au

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