Camping in Murray Sunset National Park

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Camping in Murray Sunset National Park

There are few designated campgrounds or facilities within Murray Sunset National Park. Many of the tracks lead to perfect shady sites along the creeks, some sites have picnic tables.

There are eleven campgrounds in the park, with a range of basic facilities (see the table below). Camping is free, and no bookings are required, however campers must be well-prepared and self-sufficient. No drinking water or bins are provided. There is bookable accommodation at the Shearers Quarters.

 Campgrounds

 Picnic tables

 Toilets

 Fire pits

 Border (4WD)  x
x
 Henschke Track (4WD)  x    
 Lake Becking (2WD)  x  x  x
 Lake Crosby / Main Campground (2WD)  x  x  x
 Mopoke Hut (4WD)  x  x  x
 Mt Crozier (4WD)  x  x  x
 Mt Crozier Remote (4WD)  x    x
 Pheenys Track (4WD)  x  x  x
 Rocket Lake (4WD)  x  x  x
 Shearers’ Quarters (4WD)  x  x  x
 Sunset Tank (4WD)  x    x

Feature Campgrounds

 

Wallpolla Island
Many of the tracks lead to perfect shady sites along the river and creeks where bush camping or picnicking can be enjoyed.
Access
Wallpolla Island is about 570kms north‐west of Melbourne and 350kms east of Adelaide. Access to the island is via the Old Mail Road, an unsealed road running between Meridian Road and Lock 9 Road. Two-wheel drive vehicles can access the island in dry weather, however four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. All tracks are dry weather only and gates will be closed during flooding.
Bookings
No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Facilities
There are no designated camping areas but bush camping is possible.

Moke Hut
Access
Access to Mopoke Hut is by four wheel drive only along Mopoke Hut Trak.
Bookings
No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Facilities
Non-flush toilets, picnic table and a fireplace is provided.
Campsites
Basic campsites only are available.

Lindsay Island

Located in the far north-west corner of the state, Lindsay Island is intersected by a number of small creeks carrying floodwaters from the Murray River into swamps, billabongs and flood plains. The Island is home to an array of plants and animals and has a rich heritage. Access to Lindsay Island is via the Old Mail Road, an unsealed road running between Meridian Road and Lock 9 Road. Two-wheel drive vehicles can access the island in dry weather, however four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. All tracks are dry weather only and gates will be closed during flooding.

Many of the tracks lead to perfect shady sites along the creeks where bush camping or picnicking can be enjoyed. Avoid resting, picnics or camping under or close to trees. They may drop heavy branches at any time without warning.
Bookings
No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis.
Facilities
There are no designated camping areas but bush camping is possible.
Practice minimal impact camping and observe relevant fire regulations. Beware of falling River Red Gum limbs when camping.

 

Lake Becking

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.

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

Non-flush toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables are provided.
Campsites
Basic campsites only are available.
Water
No drinking water is provided – supply your own.

 

 
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4WD

Enjoy a range of short and long 4WD trips in Victoria's parks. From the desert or mountains, to the rainforest or snow, 4WD tracks cater for all levels of skill and expertise.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.

Stargazing

Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.
Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Whether you’re surrounding yourself with carpets of colourful flowers, spotting rare orchids, or just enjoying the local native flowers, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and help your spirits soar.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

How to get there

Camping in Murray Sunset National Park

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Need to know

Camping in 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.

  • Murray - Sunset National Park

    Limited River access due to flooding - MSNP, Lock - 9 through to SA border

    High Murray River levels are continuing to inundate large areas of river frontage within the Murray-Sunset National Park between Lock 9 - South Australian border.  Multiple road closures remains in place, caution is strongly advised for any flooded crossings and areas of inundation.
     
    Tree risk within these areas has also increased due to the wet and unstable soil, including slumping banks. Caution advised in the following areas. Lock - 9 downstream, through to Mulcra Island, Lindsay Island, Higgins Cutting. Areas within Neds Corner are also being inundated.

    Lindsay Island (Murray-Sunset National Park) Closure

    Due to rising river levels within the Murray River and Lindsay River system, Lindsay Island has been closed to the public until further notice.
    This closure will continue to be monitored with projected river levels expected to remain high over the coming months.

    Road closure due to flooding

    Flooding has resulted in large parts of Wallpolla Island being inaccessible.  Many major touring routes and popular camping areas are currently inundated.  Normal access is not expected until the new year.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria

    Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria
    Japanese encephalitis (JE) has recently been detected in Victoria, with increased risk in the northern and north-west of Victoria and along the Murray River. This virus is spread to humans through mosquito bites and may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain. 
     
    For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Beat the Bite- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

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