Walking in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Mournpall Lake Trail

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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.

Facilities

Carpark
Toilets

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

    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.

    Yerang Track closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system,  Yerang 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.

    Lockie Track closed due to flooding

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system , Lockie Track 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.

    Mournpall Track Water Across Track

    Due to flooding of the Hattah lake system, Mournpall Track now has water beginning to cross just south of the camp grounds for a small section. Levels are changing daily however this section will remain open until it is unsafe to cross.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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