Pioneer Drive (Murray - Sunset National Park, UNKNOWN)


Pioneer Drive (Murray - Sunset National Park, UNKNOWN)

Follow Pioneer Drive and introduce yourself to the unique scenery of Murray-Sunset National Park. Stop at Lake Kenyon, Becking, Crosbie and Hardy and capture amazing photos of the famous Pink Lakes. For those with limited time, Pioneer Drive is a must. Allow at least a couple of hours or combine it with some walks or a picnic and make a day of it.

Discover more about the plants, animals and history of the area with a walk around the Lake Hardy Loop or Kline Loop Nature Walks and the outdoor Salt Museum. Stop for a picnic at the Lake Becking or Lake Crosbie campgrounds where picnic tables and toilets are available. Unlike much of the park, Pioneer Drive is suitable for 2WD vehicles.

Visitor Tips: There is no mobile phone reception in the park. Visitors should carry plenty of water and avoid walking during the hottest part of the day in summer when conditions can be extreme. The lakes are usually more pink in winter and spring and at sunrise and sunset. Download the Murray-Sunset National Park Visitor Guide for more information.

How to get there

Pioneer Drive (Murray - Sunset National Park, UNKNOWN)

Need to know

Pioneer Drive (Murray - Sunset National Park, UNKNOWN)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • Speed restrictions apply
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Beware feral bees
  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

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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.

Lindsay Island (MSNP) - Access

Lindsay Island open, although has access limitations within due to residual flood water and road damage.
The Broken Back bridge on the Little Mullaroo Creek is now Open, The Little Mullaroo Creek crossing on the Sandford Track has water across it, and should be approached and considered with caution, depths will change.  This may limit access to Webster's Lagoon or Kulkurna Cliffs. You should never drive through flood water.
The Lindsay River crossing on the eastern entry point to Lindsay Island has extensive flood damage and residual flood water and will remain closed until further notice. Entry gates remain closed, signage in place.
Access remains along the Mullaroo Creek between the Caravan through to the Mullaroo Mouth / Boat ramp. 
Access now open to Lock 7 Camping Area, Lock 7 Sandbar Camping Area and Lock 7 Boat Ramp Camping Area.

Wallpolla Island Closed

Wallpolla Island is closed due to riverine flood damage affecting both access and visitor safety.

Mulcra Island is now partially open giving campers access to the Murray River

Mulcra Island is now partially open giving campers access to the Murray River from River access 1 through to Lock 8. 
Snake Lagoon track to the east is closed until further notice due to riverine flood damage affecting both access and visitor safety, so there is no access beyond Lock 8. Access through the Snake Lagoon track via the Old Mail Road is also affected by this closure. 

Visitors are advised that some areas continue to be affected by residual flood water and high river levels. Caution is advised when camping in these areas. 

Closure – Conservation Program

Due to a conservation program in parts of the Murray Sunset National Park, including the Shearers Quarters, Border, Pheenys Track, Rocket Lake, Henschke, Lake Crosbie, Lake Becking, Mopoke Hut, Mt Crozier, Underbool Track, Sunset Remote, Green Opal Mine campgrounds will be closed from Monday 15 April and will reopen on Friday 19 April 2024. Closure signs will be in place on all main entry points into the closed sections of the park.


SSAA Conservation Program

A pest animal control program will be conducted in northern sections of the Murray-Sunset National Park from Friday 19th April to Sunday 21st April 2024. Impacted areas include the Shearers Quarters campground, Shearers Quarters Cottage and the Rocket Lake campground.  The Park will remain open while this program is being conducted.

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