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Hattah - Kulkyne National Park

from Wojob
Lake Mournpall at Sunrise
from Michael Dann
Mallee Woodland
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  • Environmental water is being pumped into the Hattah Lakes until late 2017, targeting vegetation on higher sections of floodplain away from the Murray River. The closure of some roads, tracks and visitor sites will progressively occur during this time. Current track closures include: Bitterang Track, Lockie Track, Brockie Track, Bugle Ridge Walking Track, Chalka Creek Boolungal Crossing, Chalka Creek Yerang Crossing, Chalka Creek Rim Crossing, Island Track, Cantala Track, Mournpall Lake Loop Walking Track and a section of Mournpall Track (see separate condition). at Hattah - Kulkyne National Park, Tuesday 12 December, 2017
  • Mournpall Track is closed from the visitors centre to the Mournpall Campground due to flooding. Mournpall Campground remains accessible from the west via Konardin Track (4WD only) or via the Mournpall track from the north of the park from Reeds Road. at Lake Mournpall, Tuesday 12 December, 2017
  • Due to environmental water releases Raak Crossing on the River track is expected be impacted by flooding. The crossing remains open but 4WD vehicles are recommended and visitors urged to use caution. at Hattah - Kulkyne National Park, Friday 3 November, 2017
  • The Woodlands walking track is closed until further notice due to flooding. at Hattah - Kulkyne National Park, Tuesday 3 October, 2017
  • Lake Hattah campground is closed as the campground and access track have been impacted by flood water due to environmental watering. The campground will re-open in early January 2018. at Camping, Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:June 1960
  • Area:48000ha
Bird watching
Four wheel driving
Medium walk / Day walk
Scenic drive
Short walk

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.

How to get there

The 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. 

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

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