Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Tourism Victoria

Population 1058

Ouyen was once little more than a station on the MelbourneMildura train route, but it has since grown to become an important service town. Ouyen is at the centre of the Mallee region, which was developed in the early 1900s relatively late when compared with other regions of rural Victoria. This was mainly due to the difficulties in clearing the land as well as the harsh climate. The current success of agriculture in the region, in particular wheat-growing, is a testament to the hardiness of early farmers and settlers.

Visitor Information

17 Oke St; (03) 5092 2006


Nearby national parks

  • Wyperfeld National Park

    In the state’s arid north-west, Wyperfeld is a vast park of open plains and spreading mallee eucalypts. The usually bone-dry bed of...more

Nearby towns

  • Robinvale

    Robinvale is set on the New South Wales border besides a pretty stretch of the Murray River. The Robinswood Homestead, built in 1926, was...more

  • Hopetoun

    This small Mallee town, south-east of Wyperfeld National Park, was named after the first governor-general of Australia, the Earl of...more

  • Mildura

    Mildura offers a Riviera lifestyle, with the Murray River flowing by the town and sunny, mild weather throughout the year. It is one of...more

In Town

Roxy Theatre: newly restored and functioning tropical-style theatre, only one of its type in southern Australia; Oke St.


Hattah–Kulkyne National Park This park protects an area of 48 000 ha that includes typical mallee country with both low scrub and open native pine woodlands. The freshwater Hattah Lakes are seasonally filled by creeks connected to the Murray River, which brings the area to life with plants and waterbirds. Activities within the park include bushwalking, canoeing, fishing and scenic drives. There are picnic and camping facilities at Mournpall and Lake Hattah. Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963; off the Calder Hwy; 35 km N.

Speed: Mallee Machinery Field Days held here in Aug; 39 km S.

Fishing spots near town

Boyanda 49 km

The red ochre cliff near the Boyanda grape farm is a popular launch site for anglers fishing the Murray River midway between Robinvale and the small horticultural town of Wemen. A track follows the river from Happy... Find out more

Euston 67 km

Euston began as Boomiarcool Station in 1847, growing into a small township and subsequently a busy inland port, from which a fleet of paddlesteamers and barges transported the consignments of wool and wheat along the... Find out more

Tol Tol 68 km

I made my first serious Murray cod trip on the Murray River near Robinvale and for years was asked not to write about such a special stretch of river that produces a higher-than-average proportion of big cod. It... Find out more

Robinvale 69 km

We trolled at little more than a fast walking pace, the electric motor giving off a light humming noise. Behind the boat, a couple of large bibbed lures were swimming deep, about a metre off the bottom, their action... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Wine-tasting - Robinvale 68 km

Robinvale Wines, near Robinvale, produces a wide variety of wines, certified organic and biodynamic, with no chemicals used.... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Mildura Brewery 100 km

Breweries pop up in some rather exotic locations but this is the first I’ve encountered in a former cinema. Once known as the Astor Theatre, the main building is a lovely example of Art Deco architecture, which has... Find out more

Campsites around town

Walpeup Lake camping area 22 km

When Walpeup Lake has high enough levels of water, it’s a peaceful swimming and canoeing spot; however, due to water no longer being piped in here, it will be dry for the foreseeable future. The campsite is in an... Find out more

Lake Hattah camping area 35 km

Hattah–Kulkyne’s main campground is located close to the visitor centre at Lake Hattah, near the national park’s main entrance. Take the short, self-guided Hattah Nature Walk to check out the local... Find out more

The Paddlewheel camping area (bush camping) 39 km

This is the first riverside bush-camping area you come to if you’re driving into Murray–Kulkyne Park from the township of Wemen on Hattah–Robinvale Rd. Some of the protected species you may see when... Find out more

The Boiler camping area 40 km

The camping area occupying the next riverbend up from the Paddlewheel is the Boiler. Like its neighbour to the south, it’s a decent spot from which to contemplate the surrounding semi-arid wilderness. Anglers can... Find out more

Lake Mournpall camping area 41 km

Not the cheeriest name that’s ever been bestowed on a place, but nonetheless a good place to camp. A leg-stretching 8 km track connects the campground to the national park visitor information centre. From Lake... Find out more

Jinkers Bend camping area (bush camping) 44 km

Jinkers Bend is another of the bush campsites alongside the Murray River in Hattah–Kulkyne. It’s situated off the River Track between the 2 other bush-camping options – Ki Bend to the south and Firemans... Find out more

Ki Bend camping area (bush camping) 45 km

If you’re into fishing and you have a NSW fishing licence, you’ll want to try one of the bush campsites down by the Murray River at Ki Bend. It’s one of 3 places offering riverside campsites between... Find out more

Firemans Bend camping area (bush camping) 46 km

Firemans Bend is the northernmost of the trio of bush-camping spots allocated next to the Murray River, at the eastern border of the national park. Keen mountain-bikers can cycle along River Track, which links the 3... Find out more

Underbool Recreational Reserve 48 km

The tiny township of Underbool is on the Murray Hwy and is notable for being sandwiched between two of Victoria's finest and most remote national parks: Murray–Sunset and Wyperfeld. Its recreational reserve is... Find out more

Deep Bend camping area (bush camping) 50 km

Deep Bend is an aptly named hook in the Murray River in the northern section of Murray–Kulkyne Park. As per the other bush campsites scattered alongside the River Track, you need to bring drinking water and... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Robinvale Riverside Caravan Park 68 km

The park is on the banks of the Murray River, just 1 km from the town centre. There is a large expanse of green lawn and shady river red gums. It is great for a few days at a budget price. Bookings are required in peak... Find out more

Calder Tourist Park 97 km

This is a very good quality, centrally located park. It is close to Mildura Centre Plaza and easily accessible from the Sturt and Calder highways. A pancake breakfast is provided on Sunday mornings. Bookings are required... Find out more

Mildura Deakin Holiday Park 97 km

Strategically located on a highway junction, this good quality caravan park is just a short walk from Mildura Centre Plaza. It is a convenient spot for an overnight stay or a few days. It has disabled ensuite sites.... Find out more

The Palms Caravan Park 98 km

This is a quality park in a quiet area on the edge of town, and will appeal to those travelling with dogs. There is a great dog exercise area and dog bath facilities. The place has a range of accommodation and bookings... Find out more

Rivergardens Tourist Park 99 km

This is a great riverfront park on the Sturt Highway close to Mildura, 1 km from the centre of Gol Gol. It is a good owner-operated establishment with a range of accommodation and good facilities. Bookings are required... Find out more

Buronga Riverside Caravan Park 100 km

Located on the banks of the river close to the bridge and opposite Mildura Wharf, this park has plenty of space for larger rigs. Shady trees and a pool complete the picture. Bookings are required in peak periods and a... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Ouyen park area

At Ouyen

Large parking area adjacent to the highway. On the east side of town.

Walpeup rest area 28 km

At Walpeup

Just off the highway, in the middle of town. Powered sites and showers available for a fee.

Lake Hattah camping area 35 km

T/O 52km S of Red Cliffs (L) or 34km N of Ouyen (R)

On the edge of the lake 6km (partly unsealed) east of the highway in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park.  

Lake Mournpall camping area 41 km

T/O 52km S of Red Cliffs (L) or 34km N of Ouyen (R)

Natural bush setting on the shores of the lake in Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. Located 15km (partly unsealed) north-east of the highway.

Underbool park area 48 km

At Underbool

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Lake Crosbie camping area 54 km

T/O 50km E of Murrayville (L) or 9km W of Underbool (R)

Located 12km (unsealed) north of the highway on the edge of the lake in Murray-Sunset National Park.

Murray Kulkyne Regional Park camping area 56 km

T/O to Colignan

Dispersed campsites on a riverbank 10km (partly unsealed) south of Colignan in Murray Kulkyne Regional Park.

Watts Bend camping area 60 km

T/O to Colignan

Dispersed campsites on a riverbank 1km south of Colignan.

Wonga Camp Area 62 km

T/O to Yaapeet

In an open bush setting 27 kilometres (part unsealed) north of Yaapeet via Park Road in Wyperfeld National Park.

Lake Tyrell rest area 63 km

82km SE of Ouyen (L) or 83km N of Wycheproof (R)

Just off the highway among a couple of trees.

Spences Bend camping area 67 km

T/O to Nangiloc

Dispersed campsites on a riverbank 1km north of Nangiloc.

Mail Route rest area 70 km

48km SE of Gol Gol (R) or 24km NW of Euston (L)

Just off the highway surrounded by scrub.

Hopetoun camping area 72 km

At Hopetoun

On the shores of Lake Lascelles. Donations accepted.

Green Lake camping area 76 km

T/O at Sea Lake (R) or Berriwillock (L)

On the shores of the lake 10km south of Sea Lake or north-west of Berriwillock. Some powered sites available.

Mallee Fowl rest area 76 km

48km SE of Gol Gol (R) or 24km NW of Euston (L)

Just off the highway surrounded by scrub.

Lake Benanee rest area 80 km

16km E of Euston (R) or 64km W of Balranald (L)

Well off the highway on the shores of the lake.

Bailey Plains rest area 82 km

31km E of Manangatang (R) or 9km W of Piangil (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Yaapeet Beach Camp Area 82 km

T/O to Yaapeet

On the shore of the (dry) lake 3 kilometres (unsealed) west of Yaapeet via Kenmare Road in Albacutya Regional Park.

Bottle Bend camping area 85 km

T/O 15km SE of Gol Gol (R) or 57km NW of Euston (L)

Located 2km (unsealed) south of the highway among large trees on the riverbank. Overnight camping only.

Abbotts Tank rest area 85 km

27km E of Euston (L) or 53km W of Balranald (R)

Just off the highway among trees.

Western Beach Camp Area 86 km

T/O to Rainbow

On the shore of the (dry) lake 17 kilometres northwest of Rainbow via Hopetoun Road and Albacutya Road in Albacutya Regional Park.

Boundary Bend East park area 87 km

46km E of Robinvale (L) or 55km NW of Wood Wood (R)

Adjacent to the highway. On a riverbank among some large trees.

Berriwillock park area 88 km

At Berriwillock

Opposite the hotel on the service road through town.

Passage camping area 89 km

T/O 51km SE of Robinvale (L) or 85km NW of Swan Hill (R)

Secluded area 5km (unsealed) north of the highway in Murray River Reserve. Good shade.

Piangil North rest area 92 km

92km S of Robinvale (L) or 9km N of Wood Wood (R)

Just off the highway. On a riverbank under some shady trees.

Wood Wood park area 94 km

At Wood Wood

Just off the highway on a riverbank.

Wood Wood camping area 94 km

T/O at Wood Wood

Just off the highway. Among trees on a riverbank in Nyah State Forest.

Trentham rest area 94 km

16km SE of Mildura (R) or 67km NW of Euston (L)

Large area just off the highway.

Nyah park area 97 km

At Nyah

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.

Nyah Forest camping area 97 km

T/O 6km S of Wood Wood (L) or 2km N of Nyah (R)

Under shady trees on a riverbank. Located 1km (unsealed) east of the highway via Byrnes La.

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