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Park Note Wyperfeld National Park

Park Note Wyperfeld National Park

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Wyperfeld National Park
Visitor Guide
‘Dalkaiana wartaty dyadangandak’
; We are glad that you have come to our Country. This vast Mallee park is a place of endless space with three distinct landscapes each offeringa new experience: Big Desert country to the west; Mallee to the east; and floodplains andshifting sand dunes to the north. Autumn, winter or spring is the best time to visit and there isplenty of country to cover for 4WD enthusiasts.
Ornithologist Arthur Mattingly describes Wyperfeld asparadise for nature lovers”. It is a place of tranquillity andinspiration for everyone.
Welcome to Country
‘As I travel through mallee country I feel the OldPeople with me and I know I am home.’
SuzieSkurrie, Wotjobaluk. Through their rich culture the Wotjobaluk Peoplehave been intrinsically connected to Country -including the area now known as Victoria andthe State’s parks and reserves - for tens of thousand of years.Parks Victoria recognises this connection andacknowledges the Traditional Owners andAboriginal Communities of these areas.
Enjoying the park
Driving
2WD and 4WD vehicles can use the park. Dayvisitors and campers can enjoy the James BarretNature Drive in the south, while 4WDs may enjoya visit to the snow-white sand dunes of Snowdriftin the north at Pine Plains area.
Facilities and accommodation
Campground facilities include picnic tables,fireplaces and toilets. General supplies andaccommodation are available in Hopetoun,Rainbow, Patchewollock, Walpeup, Underbooland O’Sullivans Pine Plain Lodge. Camping feesapply only at Wonga Campground.
Wonga Campground
in the southern end of thepark is spacious and has a Park InformationCentre, three self-guided interpretive walks, ascenic nature drive and basic camping facilities.
Casuarina Campground
in the northern PinePlains area of the park is set amid Pine-Bulokewoodlands and vast open lakebeds surroundedby Mallee sand dunes and a circular-walkingtrack to Bracky Well.
Snowdrift Day
 
Visitors area
is 4WDaccess only and is set alongside one of thelargest white sand dunes in the area. Fireplaces,toilet and tables are available.
Location and access
 The park is 450 km north-west of Melbourne andmay be reached;
via Patchewollock off the Sunraysia Highway
via Hopetoun on the Henty Highway
via Underbool on the Mallee Highway
via Rainbow from the Western Highway atDimboola.A sealed road gives access from Rainbow orHopetoun to Wonga Campground in thesouthern park area - the main camping andpicnic area.Casuarina Campground, in the northern parkarea, is reached from Patchewollock by 2WD orUnderbool along Gunners Track or Wonga by4WD.4WD access from Wonga Campground to PinePlains area - check with rangers about currenttrack conditions, call 13 1963.
Wyperfeld park information
A visit to the park information centre at WongaCampground helps to ensure you get the mostfrom your stay. Displays include insights into theindustrious Malleefowl, along with generalnatural and cultural history.
Be fire ready and stay safe
Many parks and forests are located in high firerisk areas. On days of forecast Code Red FireDanger this park will be closed for public safety.If you are already in the park you should leavethe night before or early in the morning for yourown safety.Closure signs will be erected and rangers willpatrol when possible, however you may notreceive a personal warning that the park isclosed so check the latest conditions by calling
13 1963
or visit
www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
 For up to date information on fires in Victoria orgeneral fire safety advice call the
VictorianBushfire Information Line
on
1800 240 667
.December 2010
Printed on Australian-made 100% recycled paper 
 
 
Drinking Water:
Be self-sufficient andcarry water in, and/or know how to makeuntreated water safe for drinking.
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James BarrettJames Barrett
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