The Pink Lakes are so named because of their colour during late summer. A red pigment, carotene, is secreted from the alga - best seen early or late in the day or when it is cloudy. The lakes evaporate over summer leaving concentrated salt crusts over black mud. Commercial salt …
Your guide to visiting and camping on the Murray River.
Murray-Sunset National Park
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Change of conditions
- Access to Mulcra Island is restricted to the Eastern Entrance, as work on the Potterwalkagee Regulator near the Western Entrance is still being completed.
at Murray-Sunset National Park
Tuesday 2 April, 2013 |
Murray-Sunset National Park, in Victoria's far north-west corner, is in one of the few remaining semi-arid regions in the world where the environment is relatively untouched. With its wide open landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and starry nights, its vastness and isolation will take more than a day to explore.
This is a great park for four wheel drive touring, bushwalking and camping.
The Pink Lakes are picturesque at most times of year, changing in colour from a deep pink to a glistening white. There are excellent walking tracks in the Pink Lakes area, along with a campground.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
Popular things to do
Camping is available at Mopoke Hut. Access to Mopoke Hut is by 4WD. Toilets, picnic table and fireplaces are provided.
The campground at Mount Crozier is accessed by 4WD. Toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables are provided.
The historic Shearers Quarters building was once the home of the lessee of Sunset Pastoral Co. Today it provides hostel-style accommodation at $61.00 per night. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Parks Victoria's Werrimull office on 13 1963. Camping is also available …
The picturesque Pink Lakes change in colour throughout the year from a deep pink to a glistening white. Camping is available at Lake Becking. Toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables are provided. Be self-sufficient with drinking water. Carry it in and/or know how to make untreated water safe for drinking. …
Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
- Mallee Parks Management Plan (PDF File 2.3 MB)
Hattah-Kulkyne NP, Murray Sunset NP, Wyperfeld NP , Lake Albacutya Park, Murray-Kulkyne Regional Park
- Park note - Birds of the Mallee Parks (PDF File 716.9 KB)
- Park note - Murray-Sunset National Park (PDF File 1.7 MB)
- Park note - Murray-Sunset NP - Lindsay Island (PDF File 820.7 KB)
- Park note - Murray-Sunset NP - Pink Lakes (PDF File 1.3 MB)
- Information Shelter
- Gravel carpark
20 Apr 2013
Parks Victoria joins Oxfam Australia in expressing our sadness at the passing of a participant in the Trailwalker Melbourne this weekend. We send our sincere condolences to the participants family and to those affected by this sad news. Oxfam Australia has arranged counselling for anyone affected on 1300 360 364.