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Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

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Located 74 kilometers to the south of Mildura in the Mallee, the Hattah-Kulkyne is a 48,000 hectare national park that sits adjacent to the Murray River. The park is notable for its Mallee red dirt and semi-arid, shrub-like vegetation which mainly consists of eucalypts and a thriving bird population. 

Hattah Lake

A view of the freshwater Lake Hattah, the largest of the Hattah-Kulkyne lakes has camping and picnicking facilities and is suitable for canoeing.

Red-rumped Parrot
By Glen Fergus (Own work, Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Australia) [CC BY-SA 2.5 ], via Wikimedia Commons

The Hattah-Kulkyne National Park is an important bird areas for the sates north with over 200 species of birds being found there. Birds aren’t the only animals to be found there with kangaroos and emus being known to visit.

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, dunes and swathes of 'Poached egg daisy', Polycalymma stuartii. Peter Neaum. - panoramio

During rainy season the park can also come alive with wild flowers – in this case, Poached Egg Daisies.

The park has several lakes and streams that form during rainy season, often to disappear during a dry period.

The two major lakes in the park, Lake Hattah and Lake Mournpall have camping and picnicking facilities and Lake Hattah is suitable for canoeing. Algea blooms sometimes make the lakes unsafe for swimming and best to check with Parks Victoria as to their state.