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Hattah – Kulkyne National Park Multi-day pack carry



Distance: 48km

Walk Description

Hattah Lakes National Park, 495 kilometres North West of Melbourne, is mallee country. No spectacular mountain scenery here. The central feature of this park is an impressive chain of lakes. But it has beauty in its magic sunsets and starry nights, its mobs of gentle Western Grey Kangaroos, its rich and varied bird life … and wild flowers galore. It is a magnificent long weekend hideaway.

The Walk

The proposed walk is a medium standard, two and a half day pack carry … some on track and quite a bit off track. The walk will start at Lake Hattah Camp Ground on Friday around 9.00am … and return to the camp ground about lunchtime on Sunday.

Melbourne to Lake Hattah.
Camp at Lake Hattah Camp Ground

Start time around. 9.00am.
Lake Hattah Camp Ground – Bugle Ridge Track – Brockie Track – Nip Nip Track – Lake Nip Nip – Kramen Track – NE off track to Chalka Creek – NE off track to the Murray River near Fireman’s Bend.
Distance: 20 kilometres. Camp near Firemans Bend.

Firemans Bend –River Track – Cantala Track – West off track to Lake Cantala – West off track to Challka Creek and Kulkyne Track – Kulkyne Track – West off track to Bitterand Track – Yerang Track – Lake Mournpall.
Distance: 20 kilometres. Camp at Lake Mournpall.

Lake Mournpall – SE off track to Lake Lockie – Mournpall Track – Lake Hattah Camp Ground. Distance: 8 kilometres

1: 50,000 Hattah. National Mapping Sheet 7328-S
1 : 50,000 Colignan National Mapping Sheet 7328-N.
1:75,000 Hattah Kulkyne National Park Walking Map Carey B.G.S.
Park Notes – Hattah Kulkyne National Park. Parks Victoria

Water. Drinkable water is scarce, but it is available at the proposed camp sites.
Tank water is available at Lake Hattah Visitors Centre and also at Lake Mournpall Camp Ground. The water source for the camp near Fireman’s Bend is the Murray River … but it will need to be boiled or treated .
If you don’t want to boil or treat water from the Murray River for Friday night and Saturday, be prepared to carry at least four litres of water from our start point on Friday.

Note that you need to carry at least two litres of drinking water for the day each day.

Equipment: The mallee country has a continental climate. It can be pretty warm during the day and very cold at night. If you have any doubt about what this might mean, contact the leader.

Food: You will need food to cover breakfast on Friday to lunch on Sunday, although the plan is to be back at the cars by lunchtime on Sunday.

Booking is  required for this walk.  The Leader will confirm your acceptance onto the walk via an email.  A few days before the walk, the leader will organise car-pooling and provide details of where and when to meet.

It is expected that anyone undertaking an overnight walk has at least the experience and equipment necessary to comfortably complete a “medium” graded day walk.   If you are new to overnight camping, please refer to our Gear Checklist page or discuss with the leader.   Some equipment (eg tents, stoves) can be borrowed or shared provided you advise the leader of this when booking.  For harder-graded walks, the leader has the right not to accept bookings from anyone they consider is not sufficiently fit or experienced to undertake it, so please provide as much relevant information as you can when booking.

Booking Fee:

Please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, NO credit cards. $3 Parks Victoria fees for camp on Thursday night For members and non-members.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button.

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Activity Date(s)


September 26, 2019 5:00 pm


September 29, 2019 6:00 pm







Ken S

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