Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Victoria
Our holiday in Victoria
After leaving Swan Hill we travelled on towards Mildura in far north-west Victoria. We briefly visited one of our favourite places, Hattah-Kulkyne National Park. We have spent many very enjoyable camping holidays in this park. The park consists of a series of shallow lakes filled during high water levels in the nearby Murray River.
Recent visits to the park have been disappointing due to the low water levels in the lakes. During the drought of the last few years there has been little or no water in the lakes system in the park. When there is water present the bird life is prolific, including many species of waterbirds. My family has also spent many wonderful days exploring the lakes in our canoe. (Power boats are not permitted here.)
The photo above was taken in September 2007 with an abnormally low level of water in the lake. Normally the water would be several metres deeper and where I took this photo I would be standing in waist deep water.