Distance: 14 Km | Duration: 5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Return
Best Season: Autumn, Winter, Spring
About the Walk
This walk a range of the landscapes and flora of Victoria's remote and arid north west.
The Walk in Detail
The walk starts from Black Flat in the Wyperfeld National Park. Black Flat is at the end of Black Flat Track which leaves the Wyperfeld Park Road adjacent to the south west corner of the Wonga Campground. Do not attempt this walk in hot conditions, and make sure that you carry adequate water with you at all times. There are some short patches of soft sand.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Wyperfeld National Park should be avoided in extreme summer temperatures. The best time to visit is between Easter and Melbourne Cup Weekend.
Wonga Campground (start of walk):