The Wonga Campground is located at the southern end of Wyperfeld National Park, the third largest national park in Australia, which is in the Mallee district, around 437 km (271 miles) northwest of Melbourne and 469 km (291 miles) east of Adelaide. Wyperfield is considered one of Australia’s most fascinating national parks; it has a chain of lake beds that only fill when the Wimmera river oversupplies Lake Hindmarsh to the south, and when it rains, the normally semi-arid landscape is completely transformed. The campground has 60 unpowered campsites situated far from each other. Note that there is no drinking water so you will need to bring your own, as well as firewood/coals for the “barbie” (barbecue). An EarthSky community member says that “the closest town is 35 km (22 miles) away, and there’s plenty of room to set up camp far away from anyone.”
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