Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

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Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

Hattah - Kulkyne National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park lies in typical mallee country with extensive low scrub and open native pine woodland. Superbly adapted birds, animals and vegetation thrive in the poor, sandy soils and searing summers.

The freshwater Hattah Lakes is seasonally filled by creeks connected to the Murray, providing food and shelter for waterbirds and fish. These lakes can remain full for up to ten years without flooding, but flooding generally occurs once every two years.

Camping, walking, bike riding and canoeing are popular here and in the adjoining Murray-Kulkyne Park.

Things to do

A large Macpac tent set up next to a picnic table and a white ute with a mountain bike on the roof at Lake Mournpall Campground at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Lake Mournpall Camping Area

Relax at camp and enjoy the company of native wildlife, or set out and explore one of the nearby walking trails.
A large square grey tent pitched overlooking the water at Lake Hattah Campground at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Lake Hattah Camping Area

Unwind at camp after a day of walking, bike riding or canoeing.

Walking in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

There are a range of great walks throughout Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, from easy family walks to longer hikes. Take in the distinctive Mallee landscape and explore the impressive lakes system - famous for its abundant birdlife.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.

Stargazing

Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.
Two people camping by the water

Camping in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Choose from designated camping areas with basic facilities, or river side camping with no facilities.
Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Whether you’re surrounding yourself with carpets of colourful flowers, spotting rare orchids, or just enjoying the local native flowers, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and help your spirits soar.

Wildlife and Nature

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Emus
Kangaroos
Koalas

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

Find a Licensed Tour Operator

How to get there

Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park is about 450km from Melbourne off the Calder Highway, between Ouyen and Mildura. The Park is 35km north of Ouyen and 74km south of Mildura. The main park entrance and visitor centre is located on Hattah Entrance road, the turn off is 4km east of the Calder Highway along Hattah - Robinvale Road. 

Need to know

Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

    Boolungal Crossing closed due to natural watering event

    Due to water levels in the Murray River water is entering flowing through Chalka Creek into the Hattah Lakes system. Boolungal Crossing is now closed for public safety during this natural watering event.

    Bugle Ridge Walking Track closed due to environmental watering event

    Due to increasing water levels from environmental flooding of the Hattah lake system , Bugle Ridge Walking Track is now closed for public safety.

    Lockie Track closed due to environmental watering event

    Due to increasing water levels in Lake Lockie from environmental flooding, Lockie Track is now closed for public safety.

    Rim Crossing closed due to environmental watering event

    Due to increasing water levels in Chalka Creek from environmental flooding, Rim Crossing is now closed for public safety.

    Yerang Track closed due to environmental watering event

    Due to increasing water levels in Chalka Creek from environmental flooding of the Hattah lake system,  Yerang Track is now closed for public safety.

  • Lake Mournpall Walk (Hattah - Kulkyne National Park)

    Mournpall Loop Walking Track closed due to environmental watering event

    Due to increasing water levels from environmental flooding of the Hattah lake system , Mournpall Loop Walking Track is now closed for public safety.

  • Lake Hattah Camping Area (Hattah - Kulkyne National Park)

    Lake Hattah Campground closed due to environmental watering event

    Due to increasing water levels from environmental flooding of the Hattah lake system, Lake Hattah Campgrounds are now closed for public safety.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Emmerts, Firemans Bends & Boat Ramps Closed Due to Flooding

    Emmerts Bend and Firemans Bends including the Boat Ramps are closed due to limited access from flooding. The Murray River continues to rise flooding these areas and more.

    Murray River Dispersed Camping Limited Access Due to Flooding

    Due to the Murray River continuing to rise, all river access traditionally accessible for dispersed camping in Murray Kulkyne Park is either inaccessible (Closed) or limited access due to flood water. Please ensure you take caution when assessing the river for camping during this period. Flood waters are predicted to peak mid October. Conditions can change daily.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria

    Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria
    Japanese encephalitis (JE) has recently been detected in Victoria, with increased risk in the northern and north-west of Victoria and along the Murray River. This virus is spread to humans through mosquito bites and may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain. 
     
    For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Beat the Bite- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

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