Walking in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Mournpall Lake Trail

Warepil Lookout Walk


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.

  • Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

    Yerang Track closed due to flooding

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

    Lockie Track closed due to flooding

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

    Boolungal Crossing closed due to flooding

    Due to recent flood waters, Boolungal Crossing remains closed for public safety.

    Rim Crossing closed due to flooding

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

    Mournpall Track Closed Due to Flooding

    Due to recent flooding of the Hattah lake system , Mournpall Track remains closed for public safety. Water is still present in sections of the track making it inaccessible untill further notice. 

    Chalka Creek Track closed due to flooding

    Due to recent floodwaters Chalka Creek Track remains closed for public safety. Sections of this track have significant damage making it impassable. Once made safe it will be reopened. 

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

    Mournpall Campground closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system, Lake Mournpall Campground remains closed for public safety.

  • Lake Mournpall Walk (Hattah - Kulkyne National Park)

    Mournpall Loop Walking Track closed due flooding

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

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Campgrounds Closed Mon-Fri for Conservation Program May 29th till June 9th

    We are conducting a conservation program from Monday 29th May to 9th June during working week days Monday to Friday. Programs will run at night which impacts our campgrounds. Any booking made prior to 18/5/23 for weekends during this period shall remain and please come and stay. Bookings have now been disabled for this period as of the 18/5/23. 

    Park Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to conservation programs parts of the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park will be closed from sunset to sunrise on weekdays from Monday 29 May to Friday 09 June 2023. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours and weekends. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points into the closed sections of the park. 

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Messengers Regulator Bridge on River Track Closed

    River track has dried out and accessible but is a "no through road". Washaways are present but are signposted so drive to conditions. 

    Unfortunately, Messengers regulator is significantly damaged from floods and is impassible hence a no through road. Be sure to check maps as to river bends or tracks you wish to visit as you may have to enter river track from the north or south end of the park.

    Murray River Dispersed Camping Limited Access Due to Flood Damage

    Due to the recent Murray River flood, all river access traditionally accessible for dispersed camping in Murray Kulkyne Park is either (Closed) or (Open with warning signage).
    The areas marked as Closed remain officially closed until tracks are cleared, tree hazards can be assessed and removed to ensure you and your family’s safety. Once assessed to be safe for public access the areas will be reopened. Thanks for your patience.
    Please find a list of areas below to help navigate through this period:
    Liparoo Camping Area - Open
    Paddle Wheel Camping Area – Closed
    The Boiler Camping Area – Open
    Ki Bend Camping Area - Closed
    Jinkers Bend Camping Area - Open
    Fireman’s Bend Camping Area – Open
    Retail Bend Camping Area - Open
    Deep Bend Camping Area - Closed
    Sextons Bend Camping Area - Open
    Station Bend Camping Area - Open
    Britts Bend Camping Area - Open
    Tarpaulin Bend Camping Area - Open
    Billabong Bend Camping Area - Open
    Emmerts Bend Camping Area - Open
    Emmerts Bend Boat Ramp - Open
    Mansells Bend - Open
    Le Bruns Bend - Closed
    Watts Bend - Open

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