The Little Desert National Park is situated 375 km north-west of Melbourne. The three blocks of the park have a rainfall range of 400 mm per year in the north-east to 600 mm in the south-west. The range of soil types causes marked differences in vegetation across the areas. Here in the Little Desert - a desert in name only - you can discover how many species of plants and animals have succeeded, on poor soils with little water, in creating a kind of arid landscape where survival depends on maintaining a delicate balance of natural forces. The best time to visit the park is between late winter and early summer when the temperatures are comfortable and the park is full of blossoms and wildflowers. The eastern block is the most accessible.
Come and Enjoy a unique environmental experience at the Little Desert Nature Lodge. You will find a peaceful hidden treasure set on 117 hectares of natural bushland. Conveniently located halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, situated on the edge of the pristine Little Desert National Park, you will find the Lodge to be a peaceful and relaxing stop over for road weary travellers or a great base for your next adventure.