Shanns Sandbar Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Explore

Shanns Sandbar Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Shanns Sandbar Camping Area is nestled comfortably on the banks of the mighty Murray River. Go fishing and catch Murray Cod or explore the river in your canoe, kayak or boat. Access is by 4WD in dry weather only. No fees or bookings are required.

Visitor Tips: This is a remote area with no mobile reception. Campers must be self-sufficient and carry all the water and provisions they need. Please practise minimal impact camping and observe relevant fire regulations. Fires are permitted only where fireplaces are provided and must be extinguished with water before leaving. Please bring your own firewood or a gas or electric stove or barbecue.

Campsites should be at least 20m from the river. Avoid camping under or close to large trees like River Red Gums, as branches may fall at any time and swing away from the tree. Chemical toilets are preferred. Pit toilets must be at least 100m from the water’s edge. Bury toilet paper and waste appropriately. No bins are provided – please take all rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal. Download the Lindsay, Mulcra and Wallpolla Islands Visitor Guide for more information.

How to get there

Shanns Sandbar Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Need to know

Shanns Sandbar Camping Area (Murray - Sunset National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care

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. 

X
By using our site you accept that we use and share cookies and similar technologies with certain approved third parties. These tools enable us to improve your website experience and to provide content and ads tailored to your interests. By continuing to use our site you consent to this. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.
Confirm