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Wyperfeld sunset from a sand dune at 'Wonga' looking across toward The Big Desert. There are about 520 species of plants native to the park. They occur in distinct communities which can all be seen close to the campgrounds.

River Red Gum and Black Box woodlands cover the floodplains of Outlet Creek and the lakes. Cypress-pine woodlands grow on dunes near the lakes, but the large areas once covered by the pines have been decimated by bushfires, and rabbits which eat the pine seedlings.

Mallee covers most of the eastern section of the park. The mallees are shrubby eucalypts with numerous stems arising from an underground rootstock. This stores food and sends up new stems if those above ground die. The rolling sand plains of the western section are covered with heathland. Spring is the best time to see wildflowers, although in dry years the displays are not as spectacular.

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