Wyperfeld National Park

Located in Victoria’s flat, semi-arid north-western corner, Wyperfeld is one of Australia’s most fascinating national parks.

The central feature of this huge park is a chain of lake beds connected by Outlet Creek. The northern extension of the Wimmera River. These lakes only fill when the Wimmera River over-supplies Lake Hindmarsh to the south of Lake Albacutya. When it rains, the semi-arid landscape is transformed by tiny desert plants that sprout from long-dormant seeds—Carpeting the ground with clusters of flowers.

In the south of the park is the famous 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.

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. Have a picnic at Black Flat and explore further afield on the Tyakil Nature Walk.

Camp under the stars among Mallee sand dunes at Wonga, Snow Drift or Casuarina campgrounds.

Wyperfeld National Park is 450kms north‐west of Melbourne and may be reached:

  • via the Western Highway at Dimboola through Rainbow to southern Wyperfeld
  • via the Sunraysia Highway at Speed through Patchewollock to Pine Plains
  • via Hopetoun on the Henty Highway
  • via Underbool on the Mallee Highway.

A sealed road provides access from Rainbow or Hopetoun to the Wonga Camping area in the south. Casuarina and Snowdrift camping areas in the north of the park are accessible from Patchewollock by two-wheel drive. If coming from Underbool along Gunners Track or Wonga, a four-wheel drive is required.