Camping in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

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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.
A couple looks on at a Wombat on Wilsons Promontory National Park,

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. 

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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.

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

    Mournpall Campground closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system, Lake Mournpall Campgrounds is now closed for public safety

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Southern section of Mournpall Track closed due to water over road 200m south of Mournpall Campground entrance

    The south section of Mournpall track located between the Visitor Centre and Lake Mournpall campground is temporary closed. 
    Water is currently over the road to a depth of >500mm and rising due to flood water. 
    Alternative routes to the Mournpall campground are currently available via: 

    1) Mournpall Track (2WD accessible (wide gravel Road with some corrugations) via the Northern entrance to the park.
    2) Konardin Track not suitable for caravans due to room (Sandy and narrow but currently 2WD accessible)
     See attached Map

    Attachments: Map of Alternative routes Mournpall Track 17_10_22 (513KB)

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

    Lake Hattah Campground closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system, Lake Hattah Campgrounds are now closed for public safety.

  • Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

    Stockyard Track closed due to flooding

    Due to floodwaters Stockyard Track is now closed for public safety.

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

    This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

    Nature Drive Closed Due to Flooding

    Due to floodwaters Nature Drive is now closed for public safety.

    Rim Crossing closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system , Rim Crossing is now closed for public safety.

    Yerang Track closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system,  Yerang Track is now closed for public safety.

    Lockie Track closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system , Lockie Track is now closed for public safety.

    Boolungal Crossing closed due to natural watering event

    Due to flood waters, Boolungal Crossing is now closed for public safety.

    River Track Closed Due To Flooding

    Due to floodwaters River Track is now closed for public safety.

    Bugle Ridge Walking Track closed due to flooding

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

    Chalka Creek Track closed due to flooding

    Due to floodwaters Chalka Creek Track is now closed for public safety.

    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 first week of Dec 22. Conditions can change daily.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Emmerts, Firemans Bend Boat Ramps Closed Due to Flooding

    Emmerts and Firemans Bend Boat Ramps are closed for public safety due to flooding of the Murray River

  • Lake Mournpall Walk (Hattah - Kulkyne National Park)

    Mournpall Loop Walking Track closed due flooding

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

  • Lake Hattah Day Visitor Area (Hattah - Kulkyne National Park)

    Lake Hattah Day Visitor BBQ Unavailable

    To avoid disappointment, please note the BBQ located at the Lake Hattah Day Visitor area has been decommissioned in preparation of being flooded.

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