Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Victoria’s outback begins in the north-west corner at Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, where western grey kangaroos mix with big reds. Western greys tend to stick to forested areas, seeking shade beneath gum trees or native pines, while the reds dwell in more open areas. The lakes are your best option for seeing much of the birdlife, with delicate pink Major Mitchell cockatoos, galahs and parrots flocking there at night. During the morning, listen for the beautiful song of the pied butcherbird. Flooding and heavy rains also bring large numbers of waterbirds. The amazing malleefowl nests in the park, but their nests are much easier to see than the birds themselves.

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