4 Days
duration
3/10
physicality
Big Desert State Forest, Hattah-Kulkyne Nat Park, Little Desert Nat Park, Murray-Sunset Nat Park, Wyperfeld Nat Park
location
Dec-May
dates

The Victorian Deserts – is the considered the Wild West of Victoria, consisting of Little Desert, Big Desert, Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray Sunset National Parks.

Offering exciting desert four-wheel driving from easy tracks through to more challenging. It maybe Victoria’s driest region, but the Mallee landscape is  teaming with emus and kangaroos, native birds, sand dunes and woodlands.

There are plenty of opportunities here for picnics, short walks and enjoying nature. The pink Lakes are outstanding subjects for photography, they are at their best early or late in the day or in overcast conditions.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Ouyen / Dimboola
INCLUDED
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park Murray-Sunset National Park
Big Desert State Park Little Desert National Park
Lookouts Salt Lakes
Nature Walks Services of experienced Tour Leader
All Parks fees Licenced & Accredited Tour Operator

NOTE

Tour itinerary may change according to seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Australis 4WD tours require a minimum number of 2 Vehicles to operate.  Maximum 5 Vehicles.

What you need to bring

Suitable 4WDrive with high and low range.

Your 4WD should have recovery points located at the front and rear.

A UHF radio – we can hire you a radio.

Carry a snatch strap and rated shackles.

This is a self catered tour, bring your own food and drink requirements.

You need to supply your own camping gear, this is a camping tour there is no accommodation option. Carry warm clothing at all times.

More Info – will be sent to you once you register with your deposit.

Tour Dates

08 December 2020 – 11 December 2020

09 February 2021 – 12 February 2021

09 March 2021 – 12 March 2021

Day 1

Hattah-Kulkyne

A gentle walk along the Hattah Nature Trail to discover the Mallee ecosystem. Be rewarded with great views of the surrounding Mallee Region from the Warepil Lookout. Bush camp at Shearers’ Quarters.

Day 2

Murray-Sunset

From the Shearers’ Quarters, take this gentle walk along Sunset Nature trail. then travel south along the Border Track between South Australia and Victoria. Setup bush camp at pink Lakes before taking a pleasant short walk that starts and ends at the top of Lake Becking and follows the old railway line.

Day 3

Big Desert

Take in the views from Big K lookout before heading to Big Billy Bore. A small rocky area called Milmed Rock, Chinaman Well which was used by the Chinese gold diggers, bush camp at Broken Bucket.

Day 4

Little Desert

Traversing all of Little desert from west to east, stopping at a very basic campsite, Broughtons Waterhole. Sister Hills Lookout, it is just a hill. McDonald Highway, a horrendously misnamed sandy track, it’s no highway! Setting up camp for the last night before heading into Dimboola for dinner.

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