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.
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.
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.