Walking in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park


Walking in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

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 birdlife.

Hattah Nature Walk – 1.2km, 40 minutes return
This gentle walk begins from the carpark near the park entrance off the Hattah-Robinvale Road. Interpretative signs highlight Mallee ecosystem.

Warepil Lookout Walk – 600m, 30 minutes return
Start from the Old Calder Highway carpark and take a short stroll up the steady incline to the lookout tower. You will be rewarded with great views of the surrounding Mallee Region. Look north-west and see the vast Murray Sunset National Park. This is a great place to witness the magnificent Mallee sunsets.

Woodlands Walk – 2.5km, 1 hour one way
This walk starts at the Hattah- Kulkyne National Park Visitor Centre carpark and connects to the Camel Pad Track. It allows you to walk the 8km to Lake Mournpall Campground avoiding the car traffic on Mournpall Track.

Mournpall Lake Loop – 9.5km, 3 hours circuit
Starting at the Lake Mournpall camping area, this loop walk follows the northern edge of Lake Mournpall before circling north around Lake Konardin passing through River Red Gum flood plains and Mallee dunes. The walk showcases the dramatic changes in vegetation, as you get closer and further away from water. Keep an eye also for the abundant wildlife. Kangaroos and emus can frequently be spotted, as well as a variety of birds, including wedge-tailed eagles, whitebellied sea eagles and whistling kites.

Download the Hattah-Kulkyne Visitor Guide for a map of the walks in the park.

How to get there

Walking in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

The best place to start your visit is at Hattah-Kukyne National Park Visitor Centre. All walks are easily accessible by foot or a short trip in the car along the unsealed but maintained roads.



Need to know

Walking in 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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Safety Alert - Feral Bee Activity

    Please be advised that due to the dry conditions we are experiencing an increased number of bee sightings and swams gathering around water sources. Be aware that there may be bees in the camping and day use areas, around toilets, water tanks, the lakes and river.
    Please use caution.

  • Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

    Blue Green Algae Bloom Warning For Lakes Hattah, Konardin and Woterap

    Lakes Hattah, Konardin and Woterap currently has a blue-green algae (BGA) bloom.

    The public is warned not to swim in and to avoid any direct contact with blue-green algae affected water.
    Direct contact with blue-green algae can cause allergic reactions such as skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes ears and nose or if swallowed gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting.
    People who come in to contact with contaminated water should wash immediately in fresh water. Seek medical advice if experiencing illness after contact with BGA affected water.
    Any fish harvested from BGA affected water should have gills and guts removed prior to cooking. People should not eat whole fish or crustaceans collected from the lake. The type of algae affecting the lake produces toxins that can concentrate in crustaceans and accumulate in the liver and internal organs of fish. Ingesting BGA toxins can lead to serious illness.
    Water from the affected water body should not be used for drinking, cooking or other domestic uses. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe for use.
    For any health issues experienced after contact with BGA affected water please seek medical advice immediately.
    Pet owners should prevent pets from drinking or having direct contact with contaminated water. 
    Visitors to the area are advised that they can still enjoy other recreational activities such as bush walking and sightseeing around the water body.

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