Camping in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park


Camping in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

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.

There are two designated camping areas in the park with basic facilities, including non-flush toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables. They are at Lake Mournpall and Lake Hattah. Advance bookings and payment are required year round for camping at these sites. 

Other river camping areas without facilities are available at Ki Bend, Firemans Bend and Jinkers Bend. No booking or fees are required. 

Please practise minimal impact camping and observe relevant fire regulations. Beware of falling River Red Gum limbs when camping along the river. 

Things to do in the area

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.
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.
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.
A couple stop on the side of the Great Ocean Road to take a picture.

Long drives

Venture out on a regional road trip with some of Australia's most scenic drives taking you to its most spectacular natural attractions.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

How to get there

Camping in 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. 


Need to know

Camping 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    River Track impassable at Raak Crossing

    Water is currently flowing through Chalka Creek at Raak Crossing on River Track to a depth above 1500mm (Level may change daily). Alternative routes are not available South of Raak crossing you will need to turn around and go back to (C252) Hattah Robinvale Road.

    Attachments: Raak crossing (522KB)

    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.

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