Population 739

Nearby national parks

  • Wyperfeld National Park

    In the state’s arid north-west, Wyperfeld is a vast park of open plains and spreading mallee eucalypts. The usually bone-dry bed of...more

  • Coorong National Park

    Coorong National Park is a long, narrow ribbon of saline wetlands, saltpans, coastal dunes and wild ocean beaches stretching for 150...more

  • Mount Eccles National Park

    Mount Eccles National Park is Victoria’s first co-managed national park, being managed by the traditional owners,...more

Fishing spots near town

Dimboola 72 km

At first sight the Wimmera River didn’t look special. Barely flowing, it consisted of sandbars and fallen trees interspersed with shallows and a few deeper holes below the timber. I was fishing with local anglers... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Little Desert National Park 35 km

This park contains one-fifth of all flowering plant species in Victoria. The elusive mallee fowl and rare scrub robin live amid the 600 kilometres of tracks that go out to remote sections of the park near the South... Find out more

Campsites around town

Bush camping 28 km

Bush camping is allowed in the central and western blocks of the national park. You’ll need a 4WD to tackle the terrain away from the established campgrounds and picnic areas. Consult the park ranger about... Find out more

Lake Charlegrark Holiday Cottages and Caravan Park 44 km

Among the activities hosted at Lake Charlegrark are fishing, swimming and boating. Campsite availability is generally not an issue here, a major exception being in late Feb when a popular, long-running country music... Find out more

Broken Bucket camping area 49 km

Despite the name, bore water is available at Broken Bucket, and there are toilets here as well. It’s signposted some 53 km north of Nhill and almost 40 km south of The Springs camping area. Note: if you’re... Find out more

Jimmies Waterhole camping area 49 km

There is self-sufficient camping off the beaten track in the small settlement of Mundulla, just minutes from the busy Dukes Hwy. This site is beside Mundulla Swamp with access off Rowney Rd, 10 km west of Bordertown.... Find out more

Kiata camping area 50 km

Kiata campground is in the eastern block of Little Desert National Park. It’s at the end of Kiata South Rd, which runs off the Western Hwy between Nhill and Dimboola. Head to the nearby picnic area to take the... Find out more

Poocher Swamp camping area 51 km

On Cannawigara Rd, 9 km west of Bordertown, large river red gums and abundant birdlife feature. There are no facilities, so come prepared to be self-sufficient.... Find out more

Schulzes Beach camping area 66 km

This campground is located on the western shore of Lake Hindmarsh, where it has some impressive river red gums for company. South of here, at Antwerp on the road to Dimboola, you’ll find what’s left of the... Find out more

Padthaway camping area (bush camping) 68 km

Bush camping with no facilities and limited access is reached from the Padthaway–Bordertown Rd, 4 km north-east of Padthaway. Access is by 4WD or on foot. Drinking water, accommodation and campsites are available... Find out more

Four Mile Beach camping ground 68 km

Four Mile Beach has more facilities than any of the other campsites around Lake Hindmarsh, including powered sites and a kiosk selling basic foodstuffs; the trade-off is that this is the only place in the reserve where... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Kaniva Caravan Park

This is a budget-priced, council-owned caravan park with no full-time attendee. Take a site and the caretaker will call by. The park, with basic facilities and nice grassy sites, is situated next door to the town pool.... Find out more

Nhill Caravan Park 36 km

This is a convenient park on the Western Highway, on the western outskirts of Nhill. It has good basic amenities and is conveniently located midway between Melbourne and Adelaide.... Find out more

Bordertown Caravan Park 43 km

This is a very tidy park with good facilities, right in the heart of town. It is budget priced and easily accessible from the Western Highway.... Find out more

Horsham Caravan Park 94 km

Located on the banks of the Wimmera River, close to the town centre, this good quality park is council owned but operated by the YMCA. Bookings are required in peak periods and a minimum-length stay applies.... Find out more

Wimmera Lakes Caravan Resort 96 km

This is a spacious park on the fringe of Horsham, 4 km south-east of town on the Western Highway. It has a range of facilities including a tennis court and spa. It is a good base for exploring the local area. Bookings... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Little Desert Nature Lodge, Nhill 39 km

Set on 117 hectares of bushland beside Little Desert National Park, the lodge has 24 rooms with ensuite bathrooms, or 16 bunkrooms with shared facilities. By staying here, you are helping support projects such as the... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Camerons Reserve rest area 24 km

26km E of Kaniva (R) or 14km W of Nhill (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

South Australian Border rest area 25 km

18km E of Bordertown (R) or 25km W of Kaniva (L)

Just off the highway among trees at the state border.

Bordertown park area 43 km

At Bordertown

Off the highway on the main road through town at Tolmer Park.

Kiata camping area 50 km

T/O at Kiata

Large open area 12km (partly unsealed) south of the highway in a pleasant bush setting in Little Desert National Park.

Native Waterhole rest area 52 km

16km E of Nhill (R) or 22km W of Dimboola (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Black Cockatoo Bush camping area 66 km

T/O at Naracoorte

Large campground in a natural bush setting 14km (partly unsealed) north-east of Naracoorte via Cadgee and Chapples rds. Some powered sites and other accommodation available.

Wimmera River rest area 66 km

32km E of Nhill (L) or 6km W of Dimboola (R)

Just off the highway near the river.

Morambro Creek rest area 69 km

83km S of Keith (L) or 25km N of Naracoorte (R)

Under shady trees at the junction with Bordertown Rd.

Ackle Bend camping area 71 km

T/O at Dimboola

On the banks of the Wimmera River 7km (partly unsealed) south of the highway via Wimmera St and Horseshoe Bend Rd in Little Desert National Park.

Padthaway park area 71 km

At Padthaway

Located on the south side of town via the service road.

Horseshoe Bend camping area 72 km

T/O at Dimboola

On the banks of the Wimmera River 7km (partly unsealed) south of the highway via Wimmera St and Horseshoe Bend Rd in Little Desert National Park.

Winavon rest area 77 km

48km S of Keith (R) or 60km N of Naracoorte (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Wail rest area 79 km

10km SE of Dimboola (L) or 26km NW of Horsham (R)

Just off the highway among some trees near the railway overpass.

Willalooka park area 80 km

At Willalooka

Adjacent to the highway and opposite the roadhouse.

Keith park area 86 km

At Keith

On the north side of town on the service road.

Struan rest area 90 km

18km S of Naracoorte (L) or 33km N of Penola (R)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.

Western Beach Camp Area 91 km

T/O to Rainbow

On the shore of the (dry) lake 17 kilometres northwest of Rainbow via Hopetoun Road and Albacutya Road in Albacutya Regional Park.

Bool Lagoon camping area 93 km

T/O 18km S of Naracoorte (R) or 33km N of Penola (L)

At the lagoon 7km west of the highway.

Yaapeet Beach Camp Area 97 km

T/O to Yaapeet

On the shore of the (dry) lake 3 kilometres (unsealed) west of Yaapeet via Kenmare Road in Albacutya Regional Park.

Father Woods rest area 97 km

31km S of Naracoorte (L) or 20km N of Penola (R)

Just off the road near several unique wood carvings.

Burnt Creek rest area 100 km

7km SE of Horsham (L) or 60km NW of Stawell (R)

Just off the highway among a few large trees.

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