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Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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Wyperfeld Discovery Walk
Wyperfeld National Park

2.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Walk Length: 4km
  • Walk duration: 2hrs
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Style: Return
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Wyperfeld Discovery Walk

Walk Summary

Walk Category: Short

Getting There: Car

Nearest Town: Yaapeet

Walk Area:  Mallee (North West)

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  459kms

Mobile Phone Coverage: Very limited - only from Mt Mattingley Lookout

Walk Details Collated: April 2015

Walk Details Provided By: CAEX Bushwalking Club

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Getting There

If planning on visiting Wyperfeld National Park from Melbourne be aware that the 459km drive will take between five and six hours driving time.

While there are several possible routes from Melbourne, the two common ones are as follows.  Both take a similar period of time.

  1. Take the Tullamarine then Calder freeways, following the signs Mildura. On reaching Wycheproof (approx. 300kms) take left turn and follow signs to Hopetoun via Birchip and Beulah.  On reaching Hopetoun, turn left on Yaapeet Road and follow signs to Wyperfeld National Park.
  2. Take the Western Highway towards Ballarat.  After Ballarat take the Sunraysia Highway through Avoca, St Arnaud, Donald then the Borung Highway to Warracknabeal.  In Warracknabeal take the Henty Highway to Hopetoun.  On reaching Hopetoun, turn left on Yaapeet Road and follow signs to Wyperfeld National Park.

Note:  Hopetoun is the last opportunity to buy fuel and supplies before entering Wyperfeld.

Access to Wyperfeld's Wonga campground is along a sealed road from the park entrance.  Wonga is very large open area with some shade trees, composting toilets, untreated water and some fireplaces.  Bring your own firewoord.  Camping fees apply and bookings and payment in advance are required through Parks Victoria.

 

 

 

Further Information

Vicmap: Online access to purchase 1:30,000 topographic maps

Parks Victoria: Wyperfeld National Park

Bureau of Meteorology:  7 day forecasts for Mallee district

Visitor Information: Hopetoun and Parks Victoria Wyperfeld Information Centre (not staffed).

Mobile phones: coverage information  

Pets: No.

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