Hattah - Kulkyne National Park
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Change of conditions
- High levels of blue-green algae have been detected in Lake Hattah and Little Lake Hattah, with lower levels also detected in Lake Mournpall. Blue-green algae occur naturally and can be dangerous to humans and animals. Characteristic signs of algae contact are skin rashes or itchiness, sore eyes, ears and nose, or, if swallowed, nausea or vomiting. Water from affected lakes should not be used for cooking, drinking, washing, showering etc. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe to use. Anyone who comes into contact with affected water should wash affected skin immediately in clean water.
at Hattah - Kulkyne National Park
Friday 13 February, 2015 |
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.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
Popular things to do
Rich with a variety of birdlife ranging from wetland species such as pelicans, ducks and spoonbills to dry mallee specialists…
There are a range of walks available throughout the park, from easy family walks to longer hikes. Hattah Nature Walk…
Enjoy picnicking or camping Lake Mournpall. There are pit toilets, tables and fireplaces provided. Access to the camping area is…
Enjoy picnicking or camping Lake Hattah. There are pit toilets, tables and fireplaces provided. There are suitable tracks for cycling…
When the water levels are suitable the lake system offers excellent opportunities for canoeing. During flood times, the water can…
Plans and strategies
- Hattah-Kulkyne Lakes Ramsar Site Strategic Management Plan (PDF 631.3 KB)
- Mallee Parks Management Plan (PDF 3.4 MB)
Hattah-Kulkyne NP, Murray Sunset NP, Wyperfeld NP , Lake Albacutya Park, Murray-Kulkyne Regional Park
- Birds of the Mallee Parks (accessible version) (MS Word Document 1.2 MB)
- Hattah-Kulkyne NP - Hattah Lakes Nature Discovery (accessible version) (MS Word Document 493.6 KB)
- Hattah-Kulkyne NP - Hattah Lakes Nature Discovery Trail (MS Word Document 1.1 MB)
- Hattah-Kulkyne NP and Murray-Kulkyne Park - Park note (accessible version) (MS Word Document 2.5 MB)