Camping in Wyperfeld National Park

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Camping in Wyperfeld National Park

Wonga Camping Area is at the southern end of Wyperfeld National Park. Enjoy the privacy of this large campground with plenty of space and facilities for large or small groups. Set up your camp and go on a walk or scenic drive and enjoy the park's unique variety of plants and animals. 
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There are several locations for camping available in Wyperfeld National Park. 

Wonga Camping Area

Advanced bookings and payment are required at Wonga Camping Area. There are 60 unpowered campsites spread across the spacious campground. Pitch a tent or park your caravan or campervan at your own private bush oasis. Each campsite has a fireplace with grill plates and there are plenty of picnic tables. Campground facilities include a picnic shelter, tables, fireplaces, non-flush toilets and water for hand washing. Bring your own drinking water, as this is not supplied. Firewood collection is not permitted around the campground, so please bring your own firewood or barbecue coals.

Snowdrift Picnic and Camping Area

No booking, no fees. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis. Enjoy a picnic in the picnic area while four-wheel driving around the park. This camping area is set alongside one of the largest white sand dunes in the area. All campsites are unpowered. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces. Campfires are only allowed in the designated fireplaces. Firewood collection is not permitted, so please bring your own firewood. Located in the north area of the park, access is four-wheel drive only via Underbool along Gunners Track.

Casuarina Camping Area

No booking, no fees. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis. This camping area is set amid Pine-Buloke woodlands and vast open lake beds surrounded by Mallee sand dunes and a circular-walking track to Bracky Well. All campsites are unpowered. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, picnic tables, fireplaces, on-site information and non-potable water. Campfires are only allowed in the designated fireplaces. Firewood collection is not permitted, so please bring your own firewood. Located in the north of the park, Casuarina Camping Area is accessible from Patchewollock by two-wheel drive. If coming from Underbool along Gunners Track or Wonga, four-wheel drive is required.

Northern Remote Hike-in Camping Area

No booking, no fees. Camping is on a first in, first served basis. This quiet and remote camping area is located 20km from Wonga Camping Area. Access is by walk-in only. All campsites are unpowered. Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, picnic table and fireplace.   


Limited phone reception in the park is a great excuse to switch off and enjoy nature. The Visitor Centre is the best place to start your adventures, with displays showcasing the park's diverse plants and animals and information about interesting features and activities in the region.

 

Things to do in the area


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

4WD

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.
Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Whether you’re surrounding yourself with carpets of colourful flowers, spotting rare orchids, or just enjoying the local native flowers, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and help your spirits soar.

How to get there

Camping in Wyperfeld National Park

Wyperfeld National Park is 450 km north-west of Melbourne (Melway ref: 520 A3).

Wonga Camping Area is in the south of the park and can be accessed via a sealed road from Rainbow or Hopetoun.
Some tracks in the park are narrow and have deep sand. These are suitable only for four-wheel drive vehicles with good ground clearance. Smaller four-wheel drives may have difficulty. 

If you plan to explore the remote west of the park, check with rangers for current track conditions, especially after wet weather and during high fire danger periods.

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Camping & 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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Camping in Wyperfeld National Park

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