Lake Hardy Day Visitor Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

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Lake Hardy Day Visitor Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Be amazed by the stunning colours of Lake Hardy, the pinkest of the Pink Lakes in Murray-Sunset National Park. Its proximity to the entrance road, accessible by 2WD vehicles, makes it an ideal destination for keen photographers, especially at sunrise and sunset when soft light accentuates the pink colouring of the lake.

A short nature walk around the Lake Hardy offers a great introduction to the landscape and vegetation of the Mallee. Follow the blue triangles from the information board along the well-formed track around the lake. Allow 45 minutes for the 1.7km Grade 3 circuit walk.

Visitor Tips: Carry adequate water to stay hydrated and avoid walking in the heat of midday. Temperatures can be extreme in summer. The nearest toilets and picnic facilities are located at the Main Campground near Lake Crosbie, a short drive north. There is no mobile reception in the park. The lakes are usually more pink in winter and spring. For more information, download the Murray-Sunset National Park Visitor Guide before leaving home.

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Lake Hardy Day Visitor Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Need to know

Lake Hardy Day Visitor Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No generators
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

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.

Park Closure - Conservation Program

Due to park conservation programs parts of the Taparoo and Berribee area, including Lindsay River and the Shearers Quarters campground, will be closed from sunset to sunrise from Monday 23 January to Friday 10 March 2023. 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 Pink Lakes area, including Lake Crosbie, Lake Becking and Mt Crozier campgrounds, will be closed from sunset to sunrise from Monday 30 January to Friday 17 February 2023. 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. 

Flood closures

  • Lindsay Island - closed due to riverine flooding
  • Mulcra Island - closed due to riverine flooding
  • Wallpolla Island - closed due to riverine flooding
  • Walla Walla Track - closed

Increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases

Large numbers of mosquitoes in Northern Victoria have increased the risk of mosquito-borne diseases, particularly around rivers and other water bodies.
 
For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Don't Wing It!- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

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