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Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

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Address: Victoria, Australia
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+61 13 19 63

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park lies in typical mallee country with extensive...

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. Camping, walking, bike riding and canoeing are popular here and in the adjoining Murray-Kulkyne Park. Enjoy bird watching, with a rich variety of birdlife ranging from wetland species such as pelicans, ducks and spoonbills to dry mallee specialists such as the Malleefowl and Emu Wrens. When in flood, the lakes are part of Australia's significant wetlands. At the Lake Hattah camping area there are suitable tracks for cycling around Lake Hattah and along the river. When the water levels are suitable the lake is excellent for canoeing. During flood times the water can extend many kilometers from the lakes. 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.

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Nice and quiet, good signage

Has some short and longer walks to do if you want to get up close and check out the vast acres of mallee bush. If you're not into walking (or long walks), you can take a scenic... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2015
Bendigo, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

great spot to go birdwatching. a place to see many elusive species on your list including the mallee emu wren and striated grass wren. you also have great chance of seeing mallefowl,apostlebirds, regent parrots, major mitchell parrots plus many more species. I usually stay at the hattah lake campground.

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

It was the grand final weekend so I guess there were not many people around. We managed to camp on little lake Hattah for 3 nights by ourselves. Good facilities with composting toilet, rainwater tank, well maintained and sign posted tracks. Enjoyed learning about the regulators allowing water back into the lake system. Very beautiful and lots of bird life.... More 

Thank agltay
Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Has some short and longer walks to do if you want to get up close and check out the vast acres of mallee bush. If you're not into walking (or long walks), you can take a scenic drive, there's some information about the drive and the route to take at the park information center. Overall fairly well signposted, well maintained... More 

Thank julesthumper
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

It's nice for a day trip just to have a look around. See some mallee dragons which are small reptiles scurrying around. If your lucky you might spot a mallee fowl and its nest. If your a naturalist I would add at least another day or two. Binoculars are also very handy in spotting those small birds flying around. If... More 

Thank Frank154
Broken Hill, Australia
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

I was rather disappointed by the poor signage in this National park, we found it rather difficult to navigate, also did not find the online booking system easy to use, it gave us no options to select which campsite, and was also surprised at the price $35 for a campsite per night, we initially selected two nights because it stated... More 

Thank Fallon L
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

I was really keen to get to this national park, which by chance we were passing by on the road from Mildura to St Arnaud. Unfortunately our Mildura stay was too short to head out to Mungo or into Little Dessert, so Hattah-Kulkyne was the chosen one. The Parks website clearly states the road closures in place for the watering... More 

Thank CB247
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

This has traditionally been one of my favourite places to drop in and camp the night and stay a day or so - with several walking tracks among many almost dry lakes (which concentrates the birds and other wildlife). In recent years, water has been pumped into the lake system over winter + till the end of October to invigorate... More 

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