The Wyperfeld National Park is the third largest national park in Australia, in the Mallee district, approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi) northwest of Melbourne. Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, 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. The 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. The ‘closest town is 35km away, plenty of room to set up away from anyone.’
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