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Pink Lakes - Lake Becking

Four wheel driving

The picturesque Pink Lakes are so named because of their colour during late summer. The Pink Lakes change in colour throughout the year from a deep pink to a glistening white. A red pigment, carotene, is secreted from the algae - 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.

How to get there

Pink Lakes are 60km west of Ouyen, along the Mallee Highway. Access to Lake Becking is possible by two wheel drive vehicles along the unsealed Pink Lakes Road. Access further north into the park is recommended for four wheel drive only.

For those with limited time, a drive around the Pioneer Drive (Pink Lakes) is recommended. Otherwise take a four wheel drive trip to the Mount Crozier Lookout or old Mopoke Hut outstation.

It is important to check current road conditions with park staff before visiting. Some tracks become impassable in wet weather and others are recommended only for four wheel drive. Ensure you carry adequate water, food and fuel when four wheel driving.


No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.

FacilitiesNon-flush toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables are provided.

Basic campsites only are available.

No drinking water is provided – supply your own.