Murray Sunset National Park

Murray Sunset National Park

Murray Sunset National Park

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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.

Meet our Ranger Damien, a proud Wiradjuri man who cares deeply for the lands upon which he works. Based in North West Victoria, but with a statewide remit, Damien is an expert in the identification and protection of aboriginal cultural heritage and a mentor to Parks Victoria staff across the state.


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There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

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Licensed Tour Operators know the all best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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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.

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

    All Tracks closed around Lake Walla Walla

    For Cultural Heritage Protection ALL main roads/tracks are now closed around Lake Walla Walla that lead off the Old Mail Road and Walla Walla Track . There are Road Closed signs in place and unauthorised entry into these closed areas could result in significant/major fines. These Roads will be closed for the foreseeable future.

    Access to the Lake is still permitted, however only directly from the Old Mail Road and on already defined park tracks. Please note that any powered vessels must only use an electric motor when on any water body within the 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)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Road Closures due to flooding - Eastern Entry Point, Lindsay Island, Murray-Sunset NP.

    Due to high river levels the eastern entrance point onto Lindsay Island within the Murray-Sunset NP is now closed. 

    Access onto Lindsay Island remains open from the western entry point via the Army Bridge (Lock 7 road), although caution is advised.

    Caution is also advised in low lying areas and water crossings throughout the park. High clearance four wheel drives recommended.

  • 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.

Murray-Sunset National Park

Pioneer Drive
Murray-Sunset VIC 3490

13 1963
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