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Wonga Campground, Wyperfeld National Park

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…read more »

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.’

Chelynne Campion

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