Lake Hattah Camping Area

Explore the lake system by canoe, ride a bike along shared trails through the park and explore the iconic Mallee landscape.

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Lake Hattah Camping Area offers 16 unpowered campsites, suitable for tents, camper trailers, campervans and caravans.

Campground facilities include non-flush toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables. 

Individual campsites cannot be reserved, please select your campsite(s) within the campground on arrival.

Advanced bookings and payment are required year-round. Each campsite holds a maximum of six people. Please book multiple sites for bookings of more than six people.

The park has a rich variety of birdlife ranging from wetland species such as Pelicans, Ducks and Spoonbills to dry mallee specialists such as Malleefowl and Emu Wrens.

Murray Cod and Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) provide good sport for anglers. Unfortunately, European Carp are present in large numbers. In season, Yabbies and Murray Crayfish may also be found. A Victorian recreational fishing licence is required for fishing and yabbying and can be purchased from vfa.gov.au.

Things To Do


Walking in 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 abundant birdlife.
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 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

Lake Hattah Camping Area

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

Lake Hattah Camping Area

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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

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