Camping in Little Desert National Park


Camping in Little Desert National Park

Camp beside the Wimmera River fringed with River Red Gums, or hike the rolling dunes of the desert. Open spaces and peaceful campgrounds make this park a natural treasure.

Camping is available at Ackle Bend, Horseshoe Bend and Kiata campgrounds and at Broughtons Waterhole, Mallee Walkers Camp and Yellow Gum Walkers Camp. 

Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round at Ackle Bend and Horseshoe Bend camping areas. 

The campgrounds all have toilets, fireplaces and tables, apart from Broughtons Waterhole, which does not have toilets. 

There is no drinking water available, please bring your own. Limited non-potable water may be available from rainwater tanks at campgrounds and walker’s camps. 

Bush camping away from the park campgrounds is permitted in the central and western blocks of the desert.

Things to do in the area

A Land Rover Defender attempts a river crossing in the Alpine National Park.


Enjoy a range of short and long 4WD trips in Victoria's parks. From the desert or mountains, to the rainforest or snow, 4WD tracks cater for all levels of skill and expertise.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.


Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.

How to get there

Camping in Little Desert National Park

The park is 375km west of Melbourne, between the Wimmera River and the South Australian border. A number of sealed roads lead to  the park from the Western Hwy and a gravel road leads from Dimboola to the eastern part of the park. Once you leave the bitumen, most tracks are very sandy and are suitable for experienced drivers of four wheel drive vehicles only (not suitable for all-wheel drive vehicles).


Need to know

Camping 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.

  • Little Desert National Park

    Kiata Camprgound - Road Damage

    Due to recent storm damage, sections of the access road around Kiata Campground are closed for vehicle access.
    Please proceed with caution and follow alternative tracks to access camping areas and toilet blocks.

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