Things to Do and See in and around Nhill, Victoria
Nhill, Victoria is a vibrant community located halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide along the Western Highway. As well as being the administrative centre for Hindmarsh Shire, it is an important area for grain and duck farming.
The Shire claims a lifestyle that is complemented by the great outdoors, with breathtaking national parks and beautiful lakes in the region. Big Desert Wilderness Park is an area of sandstone ridges, sand dunes, mallee scrub and heath. Little Desert National Park was first made a reserve in 1955 to protect the mallee fowl and is now Victoria's second largest national park with tea-trees, banksia and sheoak, stringybark and spring wildflowers. Wildlife includes possums, the black-faced kangaroo, the silky desert mouse, reptiles such as the bearded dragon and the short-tailed snake, and 220 bird species, including the Mallee Fowl (Lowan) which is indigenous to this semi-arid portion of Victoria.
Nhill Golf Course
If you like to play golf, the Nhill Golf Course is said to be one of the state’s best country 18-hole courses.
Little desert National park
The park has a number of marked, signposted walks, ranging from 30 minutes to three days duration. These are in the eastern block of the park, and are accessible by 2WD vehicles.
Bushwalking, fishing and watersports are seasonal activities in the area.