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