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

    Park Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to conservation programs parts of the Berribee area, including Lindsay River, will be closed from sunset to sunrise on week days from Monday 4 January to Friday 22 January 2021. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours and weekends. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points to closed sections of the park.

    Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to conservation programs Lindsay Island will be closed from Monday 11 January to Friday 22 January 2021. Alternative camping is available nearby at Mulcra Island or Higgins Cutting.

    Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to conservation programs parts of the Berribee area, including Lindsay River, will be closed from sunset to sunrise on weekdays from Wednesday 27 January to Friday 5 February 2021. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours and weekends. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points to closed sections of the park.

    Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to conservation programs Lindsay Island will be closed from Wednesday 27 January to Friday 5 February 2021. Alternative camping is available nearby at Mulcra Island or Higgins Cutting.

  • 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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Water over track on Dedmans Track, Wallpolla Island, Murray-Sunset NP

    Caution! Environmental water is flowing into Wallpolla Creek across Dedmans Track near the park entrance on the Old Mail Route. The water at the crossing is approximately 10cm deep and should recede by the end of January 2021. Please proceed with caution, 2WD vehicles are not recommended.

    Environmental water has been flowing into Sandy Creek across Dedmans Track at the Lily Pond on Wallpolla Island within Murray-Sunset National Park. The water at the crossing is currently 30cm deep and will continue to slowly recede. It is NOT recommended to enter any floodwaters or attempt this water crossing. Alternate campsites are available at River Access's 1 to 7.

    Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to park conservation programs parts of the Pink Lakes area, including Lake Crosbie, Lake Becking and Mt Crozier campgrounds, will be closed from sunset to sunrise from Monday 11 January to Friday 22 January 2021. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours and weekends. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points to closed sections of the park. 

    Park Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to park conservation programs parts of the Taparoo area, including the Shearers Quarters campground, will be closed from sunset to sunrise from Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January 2021. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points to closed sections of the park. 

    Closure - Conservation Program

    Due to park conservation programs parts of the Taparoo area, including the Shearers Quarters campground, will be closed from sunset to sunrise on weekdays from Wednesday 27 January to Friday 5 February 2021. These areas are open to the public during daylight hours and weekends. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points to closed sections of the park. 

    Blue-Green Algae Alert

    A red alert level for Blue-green algae has been issued for the Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura. A red alert level warning remains in place for Wentworth. Visitors to the Murray River Reserve between these locations, Kings Billabong Park and Murray-Sunset NP - Wallpolla Island should avoid contact with the water. People should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to pets. 
     
    People are advised not to enter the water, not to drink untreated water or use the water for other domestic purposes, including cooking and showering/bathing in untreated water while a red alert level warning is in place. Boiling the water will not remove algal toxins.
     
    People should not eat mussels or crayfish from red alert warning areas. Any fish caught should be cleaned and washed thoroughly in uncontaminated water and any internal organs disposed of before consumption.
     
    Blue-green algae usually appear as green paint-like scums on the water, near the edges, or as greenish clumps throughout the water. It makes the water appear dirty, green or discoloured and generally has a strong musty or earthy odour.
     
    Blue-green algae occur naturally and can reproduce quickly in favourable conditions where there is still or slow-flowing water, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients.
     
    It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels. Regular monitoring will continue, and the alert will be lifted as soon as the high levels of algae dissipate.
     
    People who believe they may have been affected by blue-green algae are advised to seek medical advice.

    Blue-Green Algae Alert

    A red alert level for Blue-green algae has been issued for the Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura. A red alert level warning remains in place for Wentworth. Visitors to the Murray River Reserve between these locations, Kings Billabong Park and Murray-Sunset NP - Wallpolla Island should avoid contact with the water. People should not undertake recreational activities where they may be coming into direct contact with the water. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to pets. 
     
    People are advised not to enter the water, not to drink untreated water or use the water for other domestic purposes, including cooking and showering/bathing in untreated water while a red alert level warning is in place. Boiling the water will not remove algal toxins.
     
    People should not eat mussels or crayfish from red alert warning areas. Any fish caught should be cleaned and washed thoroughly in uncontaminated water and any internal organs disposed of before consumption.
     
    Blue-green algae usually appear as green paint-like scums on the water, near the edges, or as greenish clumps throughout the water. It makes the water appear dirty, green or discoloured and generally has a strong musty or earthy odour.
     
    Blue-green algae occur naturally and can reproduce quickly in favourable conditions where there is still or slow-flowing water, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients.
     
    It is not possible to predict how long the algae will remain at high levels. Regular monitoring will continue, and the alert will be lifted as soon as the high levels of algae dissipate.
     
    People who believe they may have been affected by blue-green algae are advised to seek medical advice.

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