This park is best to explore between Spring and Autumn as it can be very hot and dry during Summer months.
The park has three distinct vegetation communities; arid woodland, arid shrubland and mallee. Each of these areas come alive particularly during late winter and spring, and after summer and autumn rains.
The differing vegetation hosts a variety of birdlife, reptiles and flowering shrubs, many of which can be seen easily from the walking trails and self-drive tour.
Most Australian wildlife is active at dawn and dusk, as a method of conserving energy during extreme temperatures. This includes the southern hairy-nosed wombat. The best time to spot a wombat is in the later afternoon on a warm, but not hot, day when the animals will come out of their burrows to bask in the sun.