A colourful parade of birdlife thrives around the vibrant freshwater lakes of Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. The sandy soil, stunning lakes and searing summers make this 48,000 hectare-park a paradise of birds, animals and vegetation.
Popular for bushwalking, there are four well-marked trails to choose from. The most gentle is the 40-minute Hattah Nature walk (1.2km) or the Warepil Lookout Walk (600m). The latter is a great spot to witness an incredible Mallee sunset with stunning views across the region from the lookout tower.
For a longer trail, the three-hour Mournpall Lake Loop (9.5km) follows the edge of Lake Mournpall and through red gum flood plains and Mallee dunes past Lake Konardin. Keep an eye out for emus, kangaroos, pelicans, ducks, spoonbills, Mallee fowl and emu wrens.
Campers can choose from two spots with basic facilities at Lake Hattah and Lake Mournpall.