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


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.

How to get there

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

Need to know

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

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • 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.

Kulnine Lock 9 - Areas Reopened

As of 10th of March 2023 the following areas are open:

Lock 9 to Graves Gate
Crozier Rock Track Camping Area
Black Box Track Camping Area 1
Swifts Creek Track Camping Area
Graves Gate to Red Bank
Kulnine Graves Gate Camping Area
Red Bank Camping Area

Campers are reminded that the usual risk for these settings still exist and campers should take care when selecting a site to camp.

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