Murray Sunset National Park

Murray Sunset National Park

Murray Sunset National Park


Murray - Sunset National Park

Murray-Sunset National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape that includes traditional Country of the Latji Latji, Ngintait and Nyeri Nyeri Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Murray-Sunset National Park is home to the famous Pink Lakes. This remote and unspoilt corner of northwestern Victoria draws photographers from all over the world. Explore the islands of the Murray River by four-wheel drive in dry weather or by canoe after rain and camp under starry skies.

The park is well-named. Enjoy some of the finest sunsets in the world plus see the unique and world-famous Pink Lakes. Enjoy walks and camping nearby.

Salt mine relics and mounds of salt have lain abandoned on the edges of the Pink Lakes since operation ceased in 1979. Follow the interpretive signs to learn about the area's salt harvesting industry.  Follow Pioneer Drive and take in the best of the Pink Lakes, from Lake Crosbie to Lake Kenyon and Lake Becking.

Murray-Sunset National Park is home to spectacular birdlife. Keep an eye out for the Malleefowl, Regent Parrot, Red-lored Whistler and Mallee Emu-Wren, which are all native to the area. Go canoeing, boating and fishing in the floodplains around Walpolla, Lindsay and Mulcra Island. This is an awesome place for wildlife. Spot goannas, emus, spotted bowerbird and colourful nectar-feeding birds.

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.

If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.

Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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How to get there

Murray - Sunset National Park

Murray-Sunset National Park is in northwest Victoria, between Ouyen and Mildura and the South Australian border. It is about 550kms from Melbourne and 400kms from Adelaide.
Access to the park from Melbourne is via the Calder Highway, and from South Australia via the Sturt Highway. 

This large, diverse park was declared in 1991. It plays a unique role in protecting Australia’s biodiversity and contains four designated wilderness zones.
It is one of the last remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment remains relatively untouched.

When to go

When water levels are low during summer, Wallpolla and Lindsay Island can be accessed by two-wheel drive vehicles.

Camping & accommodation

Advance bookings and payment for camping are required year round for the Shearers Quarters. Fees no longer apply to other camping areas within Murray Sunset National Park

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Need to know

Murray - Sunset National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Access 11 Sandbar & Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

    Bridge Closed, Sandy Creek Bridge on Robertson Road, Wallpolla Island, Murray-Sunset NP

    The bridge is no longer safe and has been removed. Please use Deadmans Track to access Wallpolla Island.

  • Lake Walla Walla Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

    Road closure on the western side of Lake Walla Walla due to Cultural Heritage protection.

    For Cultural Heritage Protection roads are now closed on the western flank of Lake Walla Walla off the Old mail road and Walla Walla Circuit track . Entry into these closed areas could result in significant/major fines. These Roads will be closed for the foreseeable future, Visitation of the eastern side of the Lake is still permitted.

    Attachments: Lake Walla Walla Road Closure Map (56KB)

Murray-Sunset National Park

Pioneer Drive
Murray-Sunset VIC 3490

13 1963
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