Wyperfeld National Park is a place of peace, contrasts, brilliant starry skies and wildlife. Victoria’s third-largest national park, it protects an extensive area of mallee vegetation. It also has lake beds (mostly dry), red gums and wilderness areas. The park is famous for its birds, including the remarkable mound-building malleefowl, and also has many mammals and reptiles and a wide variety of wildflowers.
Best time to visit
Spring, autumn and winter are all good times. Summers can be extremely hot. Nights can be cool, even frosty, in any season.
What to do
There are many opportunities for both short and overnight walks. The area around Wonga Hut has a good track network including nature trails. For overnight walks, consult a ranger and, if possible, complete the intentions book.
You need to carry water, a map and compass, and wear strong comfortable shoes as well as a shady hat. It’s easy to get lost if you walk off-track.
When driving, stay on surfaced and formed roads or 4WD tracks. Take plenty of fuel and drinking water and check track conditions before setting off.