Little Desert National Park

Little Desert National Park

Little Desert National Park
4.5
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Little Desert National Park is more than a desert. Camp beside the Barringgi Gadyin, and enjoy bushwalks, birdwatching or four-wheel driving. The park has a number of marked, signposted walks, ranging from 30 minutes to three days duration. The best time to visit the park is between late winter and early summer when the temperatures are comfortable and the park is full of blossoms and wildflowers. The range of soil types in Little Desert National Park causes marked differences in vegetation. Many species of plants and animals have succeeded, on poor soils with little water, in creating a kind of arid landscape where survival depends on maintaining a delicate balance of natural forces.
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
This is a very pretty national park, there are lots of walks through here that we didn't take, we were just driving through. I found it a bit strange how we would drive through the national park and then we would drive through farmland.
Written 2 June 2023
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robynkiddell23
Melbourne, Australia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
First time visiting this National Park. We certainly enjoyed the many walking tracks. Well marked and ample information flyers available to take with you while walking. Will return to do further walks in the future.
Written 27 April 2022
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia27,951 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This is not the greatest National Park in Victoria and many would find it very uninteresting but it is a vast area of essentially dry scrubland and desert and interesting. Facilities are not great and tracks not well signed but definitely worth a visit if you like the dry outdoors.
Written 23 November 2021
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Hayesx2
Australia24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Bit hard to get maps of the walking trails and nothing very well signposted. With no visitor center in the town you really need to just rely on google!
Written 29 March 2020
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review Little Desert National Park and for your feedback about the walks. Safety of our visitors is extremely important to us, so please be assured this feedback will be passed along to the relevant teams to improve both our website and in park signage. Thanks, Parks Victoria
Written 31 March 2020
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W6175YJstevea
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Well worth the drive. We were lucky enough to get a great camp. If it hitting the tracks make sure you are 4x4.
Written 20 February 2020
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hypnojen
Brunswick, Australia118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
4x4 only. Little dessert (despite the flies!!!!) is beautiful at this time of year. I highly recommend a fly net and insect repellent tho. We saw emus, wallabies/kangaroos, Goannas, lizards and lots of birds. There had just been rain so the sand was quite firm and good for driving but unless you stick to the main highway you will definitely need a 4 wheel drive.
Written 5 November 2019
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Jon M
1,217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Little Desert is in interesting place to visit. I camped at Horseshoe Bend, which is a pleasant spot by the river - few facilities, but very peaceful. The wider park itself is well worth walking through, but be aware that it can be very sandy and very flat...
Written 31 October 2019
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Julie P
Narre Warren, Australia380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We went about 4pm and so much wildlife. Emus, kangaroos and wallabies. Lots of birds as well. We did thr main discovery track, the river track and stringybark track. Sadly not many wildflowers yet. We also visited about 8am next morning, not as much activity, but still a great spot.
Written 7 September 2019
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Anninadelaide
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Absolutely gorgeous spot - but as you'd expect from somewhere that is not very remote it gets very busy during school holidays. If its a quiet camping trip your after - away from it all, this is not the place to go. But if you are happy to share the beauty with hordes of children and if you take your own, than you most likely will relish in the beauty of this gorgeous spot.
Written 3 July 2019
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Janine
Burra, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
My 14yr old son and I camped the night in little desert on our road trip home from Melbourne. A beautiful park with great flora and fauna. My son was blown away by a pair of brushtail possums' antics in the trees by our camp. Had a great walk early the next morning, lots of birds and some great photo opportunities. Good basic facilities.
Written 26 May 2019
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