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.
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 in the area
There are a range of walks available throughout the park, from easy family walks to longer hikes.
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.
Wildlife and Nature
This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:
Tours in the area
Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.
If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.
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Hattah - Kulkyne National Park
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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. Camping, walking, bike riding and canoeing are popular here and in the adjoining Murray-Kulkyne Park.